Arsene Wenger: “It was a foul”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger cried foul after going down 3-1 to Chelsea in the early kick off on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, leaving the Gunners trailing the Blues by 12 points in the Premier League standings.

Wenger was doing his best impression of blaming the referee for the outcome, saying in an interview with BBC Sport, “It was a foul. If you look at a number of games recently we can feel sorry. It was 100% a foul, it was even dangerous play.” Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We were beaten in the duels”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wore a disappointed look as he attempted to explain the Gunnners’ 2-1 loss at home to Watford, a result that puts Arsenal’s title aspirations in jeopardy as they trail Chelsea by 9 points heading into their clash at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking about what went wrong for Arsenal today, Wenger said, “It was obvious we lost duels and were not sharp enough. It looked more mentally that we were not ready for the challenges. We were unlucky for the first goal which was deflected after a soft free-kick. It took us a while to get into the game, it was all us in the second half and unlucky not to get something from the game. Continue reading

Wenger rules out Arsenal move for Real Madrid star

English football giants Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that his side does not need the services of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema or any other attacker.

The British press recently reported that Benzema was offered to Arsenal, Chelsea and other English Premier League (EPL) clubs years ago, reports Efe. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We’ve never had so many players who could perform and score goals”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was all praise for the quality of his super striker force, describing it as the best he has ever had available during his 20+ years at the club.

Singing the praises of his super strikers, Wenger said, “I think certainly numbers-wise and quality-wise together [they are the best]. We’ve never had so many players who could perform and score goals – certainly never. Dennis and Thierry had the quality but that didn’t mean we had a large number of options to choose from.” Continue reading

Wenger reacts to Benzema transfer rumours

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has reacted to rumours about the Gunners’ interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Addressing talk that Arsenal were plotting a move for the French striker, Wenger said in his press conference today, “Offensively we have a very strong squad… Maybe there are some noises that he would leave Madrid, but as I just told you, there is no need for us to buy any strikers.” Continue reading

Wenger happy to keep want away defender

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that he had no issues keeping Carl Jenkinson at the club should the defender’s move to Crystal Palace fail to materialize in the January transfer window.

Predictably quizzed about Jenkinson’s future at his press conference today, Wenger confirmed that Palace’s request to sign Jenkinson was indeed a permanent transfer and not a loan move, but added that he didn’t have any issues keeping the young right back should the move fail to materialize. Continue reading

Wenger ready to give Oxlade-Chamberlain a central role

Arsenal Manage Arsene Wenger has declared that he is ready to give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a more central role in the future after the youngster’s ultra impressive display against Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference today, Wenger said, “He (Alex) is a good flank player and a good central player, but the future, personally I would say, is more central than on the flank for him. Continue reading

Arsenal rumoured to be closing in quickly on Arsene Wenger’s replacement

There is nothing new to report about the fact that Arsenal have earmarked Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as a possible long term replacement for Manager Arsene Wenger, but there are rumours floating about in the British press this evening that talks between the Gunners and Allegri’s representatives have progressed well and that the Italian is close to agreeing on the move.

It is hard to imagine Arsenal without Arsene Wenger, the club over the last two decades has been built in his image, and while no man is bigger than the club, it is probably safe to say that Arsene Wenger is certainly Arsenal for most people. Continue reading