Posts Tagged ‘wenger’

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.”

Is Arshavin’s commitment in doubt?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Arsene Wenger has spoken of his disappointment at the comments attributed to Andrey Arshavin this week.

The 28-year-old Russian reportedly revealed his admiration for the Gunners’ Champions League conquerors Barcelona and expressed a desire to play for the Catalan giants, saying “it would be the pinnacle” of his career.

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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.

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Wenger refutes complacency claim

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has denied claims that Arsenal became complacent during the latter stages of their 2-2 draw with West Ham. The Gunners appeared to be cruising to an important away victory after goals from Robin van Persie and William Gallas put Wenger’s side 2-0 up. However, the hosts responded through Carlton Cole and, against all the Premier League football odds, drew level courtesy of an Alessandro Diamanti penalty.

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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

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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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Wenger says trophies are key as process of Arsenalisation begins

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

As Arsenal enter their third season at the Emirates, the time for settling in is over and the club have now decided to start the Arsenalisation of the stadium.

The aim of the process is to turn the Emirates into an Arsenal stronghold through the installation of a whole range of new effects including a ‘Highbury shrine’ and a signing wall for some of the legends of the club.

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Manchester United’s transfer funds to increase by £80 million, cause for concern for Arsenal?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

It looks likely Manchester United’s transfer funds may be increased to
well over £80 million with the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real
Madrid and Manchester United will be losing possibly the best player in
the world
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However, with such a ridiculous fee being transferred from
Madrid’s coffers to United’s it may cause concern for Arsenal and the
rest of the English Premier League.

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Wenger’s signings last season, success or failures?

Monday, June 8th, 2009

This time of the year can be very tedious for supporters throughout football. Rumours and gossip about potential transfer targets are rallied around whether they are serious or not. Manchester City seem to be getting linked with every footballer who has two feet and a desire to earn double they would at any other club.

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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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