Archive for September, 2009

New quota rule deemed “artificial”

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has today criticised the Premier League’s new quota rule, labelling it “artificial”.

The rule which is due to come in next season means that all Premier League clubs will have to name at least eight ‘home-grown’ players in a 25 man squad.

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Wenger not convinced by transfer ban

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

While other managers seem to be queueing up in support of the proposed transfer ban of under 18′s, Arsene Wenger believes that the idea is flawed.

The recent decision by Fifa to ban Chelsea from the next two transfer windows has sparked a number of allegations against Premier League football clubs for ‘poaching’ young footballers. It has been suggested that a total ban on the transfer of under 18′s will solve the problem but Wenger thinks that this could lead to some players failing to fulfil their potential.

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New contracts for Bendtner and Denilson

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has once again signalled his faith in his current squad by handing out new contracts to Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner.

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