• Wenger reveals secret to Arsenal away form

    Wenger reveals secret to Arsenal away form

    Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal’s players can play with less pressure away from home than at the Emirates.

    Arsenal have dropped home points against Middlesbrough and Tottenham in recent weeks, but have now dropped only two points in their last six away games.

    That culminated in their superb 5-1 victory at West Ham on Saturday, with Alexis Sanchez scoring a hat-trick.

    “I felt that maybe we play with freedom away from home,” the manager told Arsenal’s official site.

    “We face a bit less defensive, […]

  • Wenger: We won’t sign January replacement for Cazorla

    Wenger: We won’t sign January replacement for Cazorla

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will not be signing a replacement for Santi Cazorla in January with the midfielder facing a spell on the sidelines.

    The Spaniard is to have an ankle operation in Sweden next week and could face up to three months out as he tries to recover.

    Cazorla last played for the Gunners in mid-October when he injured his Achilles against Ludogorets as they won 6-0 in the Champions League.

    When asked whether the club would looking […]

  • Confirmed: Giroud to miss West Ham clash through injury, Wenger reveals

    Confirmed: Giroud to miss West Ham clash through injury, Wenger reveals

    Arsene Wenger has confirmed Olivier Giroud will miss Arsenal’s trip to West Ham this weekend.

    The Frenchman was expected to be in contention but a slight groin strain has ruled him out.

    Giroud didn’t feature in the midweek EFL Cup defeat to Southampton but Wenger is expecting him back for Tuesday’s Champions League clash away to FC Basel.

    ‘I thought Giroud would be available tomorrow,’ Wenger said ahead of the West Ham game. ‘But the last news I got he will not be […]

  • Wenger blasts ‘weak’ Arsenal after League Cup elimination to Southampton

    Wenger blasts ‘weak’ Arsenal after League Cup elimination to Southampton

    The Gunners missed out on a place in the semi-finals in their home loss, and while the coach was pleased with his selection, he was disappointed in their lack of urgency.

    Arsene Wenger said Arsenal looked incapable of scoring as they slumped to an EFL Cup quarter-final elimination at the hands of Southampton.

    Goals from Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand secured a 2-0 win for the Saints and a first League Cup semi-final in 30 years at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

    Wenger made […]

  • Jose Mourinho to drag Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into row with FA

    Jose Mourinho to drag Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into row with FA

    Jose Mourinho is set to drag Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into his latest row after the FA charged him with misconduct.

    The Manchester United manager could be banned for up to three games after he was seen kicking a water bottle on the touchline in a 1-1 draw with West Ham at Old Trafford.

    The Daily Star suggest Mourinho, who has a long-running rivalry with Wenger, plans to refer back to when the Gunners boss was sent to the stands at Old […]

  • Revealed: The surprise stat that helped Arsenal avoid usual November curse

    Revealed: The surprise stat that helped Arsenal avoid usual November curse

    Arsenal can give themselves a pat on the back for coming through their traditional bogey-month of November relatively unscathed, and with a superbly prolific scoring record proving the catalyst to their survival.

    The Gunners have remained unbeaten in their five games so far this month, though they have one more tricky test in the EFL Cup against Southampton on Wednesday night.

    So far in November, Arsenal have won two and drawn three of their matches, with all three of those stalemates coming […]

  • Alexis Sanchez ‘works very hard’ for Arsenal – Arsene Wenger

    Alexis Sanchez ‘works very hard’ for Arsenal – Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says striker Alexis Sanchez has added more of a team mentality to his game this season.

    Sanchez, 27, has been the Gunners’ standout player so far, taking his goal tally to 10 with a brace in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.

    He is on course for his best campaign yet at the club after being moved into a central role up front, where his relentless energy has been causing problems for defenders, but Wenger said his […]

  • Hypocritical? The last time Arsene Wenger was sent off for kicking a water bottle he received an apology

    Hypocritical? The last time Arsene Wenger was sent off for kicking a water bottle he received an apology

    Jose Mourinho complained before Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal earlier this month that he doesn’t receive the same amount of respect as Arsene Wenger – and the 53-year-old might well have a point.

    The Portuguese boss was sent to the stands for the second time this season as his faltering United side dropped two points against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    The former Chelsea boss was sent off by referee Jon Moss after angrily kicking a bottle following Moss’ […]

  • Wenger hints he is ready to splash the cash to keep Sanchez at the Emirates

    Wenger hints he is ready to splash the cash to keep Sanchez at the Emirates

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he will splash the cash to keep Alexis Sanchez at the club.

    The forward’s current deal ends after next season, and there have been rumours that he could leave the Emirates in the near future.

    However, the 27-year-old’s coach is keen to keep him in north London, and spoke on the situation after seeing his side beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Sunday.

    Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal dispatched the south coast outfit in a closely fought encounter […]

  • Sanchez special even when he looks dead – Wenger

    Sanchez special even when he looks dead – Wenger

    Alexis Sanchez was decisive as the Gunners beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Sunday and his manager hailed the forward’s appetite.

    Arsene Wenger was left marvelling at Alexis Sanchez’s ability to change a game on his own “even when he looks dead” following Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

    The Chile star has been in fine form since being moved into a more central role in the Arsenal attack, scoring seven times in his last eight matches in all competitions, including a double against Bournemouth […]

  • Huge Arsenal boost as Wenger confirms return of key Gunners star

    Huge Arsenal boost as Wenger confirms return of key Gunners star

    Arsene Wenger has lauded the return to the club of Per Mertesacker after the former Germany international underwent knee surgery.

    The vastly experienced 32-year-old suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during pre-season and returned to his native Germany for an operation.

    Mertesacker is now back at the north London club’s training base where he is stepping up his rehabilitation. And although he is still unlikely to make his first team return for a number of months, Wenger believes Mertesacker’s mere presence will […]