Archive for the ‘Club News’ Category

Arsene Wenger set to extend Arsenal contract

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Arsene Wenger has today given his biggest hint yet that he is close to signing a new contract, and wishes to finish his managerial contract with Arsenal.

Wenger, who has one year remaining on his contract often leaves it late when renewing, but wants to show his faith in his team and his belief in the project he has been building at the Emirates for the last several years.

“I have to show how much I believe in this team by showing my commitment, my situation will be sorted out very soon.”

“I believe my commitment to the club has nothing do with the speculation of how the season would go, because that would be unfair.
If I do not do well, and one day the club is not happy with me I can completely understand that I do not stay here any more. But I believe we will do well.”

“What will be success is to improve from last year, which is to win the league – that is the only benchmark – You cannot finish third and then say for the season after, you want to finish behind that. We are a young side and the improvement is natural – the ambition is there, we are hungry for success.”

“We know people want more from us and we are ready to give more, but success is to win the league.”

Wenger reveals player bribery

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Arsene Wenger has revealed he has previously seen players paid off in a bid to throw matches.

The Arsenal boss was speaking in the wake of the Gunners’ Champions League defeat to Porto in midweek when Wenger, among others, pointed the finger at some dubious refereeing from Martin Hansson.


Wenger quick to forget cup exit

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Arsenal fans will quickly forget the FA Cup defeat at Stoke on Sunday if they can return to the top of the Premier League after their busy round of fixtures with top clubs.


Wenger hits out at international friendlies

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has once again criticised international friendlies after Dutch striker Robin Van Persie was injured during a recent match against Italy.

The 26-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage and is now likely to remain sidelined until April at the earliest.

Wenger has now revealed that the Gunners will be seeking compensation from the Dutch Football Federation and he has called for a ban on all friendlies taking place during the domestic season.


Emirates proves its versatility once again

Friday, October 9th, 2009

When Arsenal built the Emirates Stadium, its suitability for football was not the only aspect that designers had to consider. As with all truly great stadia, versatility is key, particularly when it comes to increasing the club’s revenue.

On Tuesday the Emirates once again proved it’s worth in that respect, by hosting the FIFA backed 1Goal campaign.


Wenger breaks another Arsenal record

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Arsene Wenger has already written his name into the history books of Arsenal Football Club by becoming the most successful manager in their history. Today he also becomes the longest serving manager in the club’s history, overtaking George Allison’s long standing record.

Wenger frustrated by fans attitudes

Arsene Wenger


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.


Financial foundations to pave way for more Wenger success

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

If you take a look at English football’s movers and shakers, almost all of them have one thing in common – masses of money to spend. It seems every club from Manchester United to Notts County is either in the hands of a rich foreign owner or in takeover talks with one. These people often bring short term success but very rarely concern themselves with long-term fortunes.


Emirates to get PSP powered replays

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

According to a story published by Reuters, spectators at the Emirates will, possibly within 18 months, be able to watch live streaming video of the game, data, statistics and “near-instant replays” on Sony PSP devices.


A salute to pointlessness


Arsenal draw Roma in Champions League

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Champions League DrawThe draw has been made for the last 16 of the Champions League and Arsenal will face Roma in the first knock-out phase.