Archive for May, 2009

Barcelona’s victory a breath of fresh air for Wenger

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Barcelona won the Champions League on Wednesday playing a brand of football that Arsene Wenger would love to emulate at the Emirates.

There is no doubt that Barcelona’s free flowing possession football against Manchester United in Rome would have put a smile on Wenger’s face. At times this season Arsenal have been some way off the Catalans’ high standard and this needs to be rectified.

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Arsene Wenger’s plans for next season

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Arsene Wenger met with Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis this week to discuss plans for Arsenal Football Club as well as his own future.

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What does Wenger plan for the summer?

Media sources recently suggested that Wenger has met with Real Madrid’s presidential candidate Florentino Perez in recent weeks to discuss taking on a role at the Spanish club.  Wenger then stated that managing Real Madrid would be “an interesting project”.

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Stuck in the middle with you? Wenger the scapegoat

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Following on from my last post, the other big story Arsenal this week concerns the fallout following Wenger’s heated question and answer meeting with shareholders which is said to have upset Wenger greatly. Wenger was faced with angered questions from disgruntled supporters and was forced to defend the value of his team.

Wenger frustrated by fans attitudes

Wenger frustrated by fans attitudes

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Fans didn’t force Ade out but they might yet Wenger

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

First up today, take a look at this video of Adebayor having a bit of a moan about the Arsenal fans.

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Speculation mounts around Adebayor once more

Adebayor, bizarrely referring to himself several times in the third person in the video, comes across as having at least a bit of a chip on his shoulder throughout and bemoans press coverage, fans and the fact that no-one sings his song anymore.

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Manchester Utd claim title with goalless draw.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

With the pressure somewhat off, Arsenal gave Manchester Utd the competitive challenge they had previously failed to muster in the Champions League semi-final but were unable to find the winning goal that would have prolonged the title race.

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Van Persie battles in the air

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Wenger has money to spend, but where should it be spent?

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Arsene Wenger confirmed last night to shareholders that there will be money to spend during the summer if he needs it. Wenger’s usual policy of signing prospects over experience has been questioned in the past but the signing of Andrei Arshavin in January went ‘against the grain’.

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Keep the faith – All is not lost for Arsenal

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

As the dust settles on a disappointing exit for Arsenal from the Champions League, Arsenal are now again out of contention for any trophies for a fifth season running, and if you were to believe many Arsenal blogs and fans the sky is falling.

Well, I am here to tell you that there is no disgrace in the way Arsenal have performed with an injury depleted squad this season, and certainly reaching 2 semi-finals and securing Champions League football for next season is nothing to be ashamed of.

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