12
Dec

Jamie Redknapp praises Arsenal’s resilience under Unai Emery

Former Liverpool star-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal are more resilient under Unai Emery than with ex-head coach Arsene Wenger. Emery had a poor beginning with the Gunners, who suffered back-to-back league defeats but the Spaniard has since sorted out the club’s results with a 17-match unbeaten run across all competitions.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Redknapp highlighted that the Gunners have managed to shed ‘soft’ tag especially in the centre of the park and this has transformed their fortunes under the tutelage of Emery, he said: “[Emery] has changed the formation but the big thing is he’s changed the mentality at Arsenal. Over the last few years you would watch Arsenal and say: “They’re soft”. We used to speak about their lack of strength in midfield. Bad mistakes were happening time and time again under Arsene Wenger. It’s obvious they are now more resilient and stronger.”

21
Oct

Petr Cech aims dig at Arsene Wenger for Arsenal’s Premier League title drought

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has aimed a dig at former manager Arsene Wenger and believes the Frenchman’s managerial style has been the prime reason behind the club’s failure to compete for the Premier League title. The French tactician stepped down from his role during the summer after 22 seasons at the helm where he managed to guide the club to three league crowns.

Speaking after the recent win over Everton, Cech highlighted that the Gunners used to play the ‘Arsenal play’ under the tutelage of Wenger and the focus was more on the style than picking up ugly wins every now and then. However, he believes this has changed under the guidance of Emery, who has improved the club’s results game-by-game.

13
Sep

What Next for Arsene Wenger?

Many football fans be it Arsenal supporters or fans from other clubs in the English Premier League are still coming to terms with the fact that Arsene Wenger is no longer the manager at Arsenal Football Club.

For 22 years, Wenger was the only manager known by the Arsenal faithful. His legacy at the club is clear for all to see having revolutionised the English game and also claimed 10 major trophies including one Golden Premier League title which came after hisInvincibles side went through the whole season unbeaten.

8
Sep

Thomas Tuchel insists he was not in contention to replace Arsene Wenger

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he was not in touch with Arsenal regarding the possibility of Arsene Wenger as their next head coach. The German’s name was constantly linked with the north London club after Wenger decided to re-sign from the managerial role but Tuchel has now cleared up any doubts.

Speaking ahead of the International Champions Cup clash against Arsenal, Tuchel confirmed that he had verbally agreed to join Les Parisiens even before Wenger’s decision to quiet the Gunners, he said:“To be honest I made my decision before Arsene Wenger made his decision. I never got in touch and I made the decision to move to Paris before Wenger took the decision to resign.”

13
Aug

Arsene Wenger regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he may have made the mistake to stick with the Gunners for 22 years. The 68-year-old ended his long association with the Gunners at the end of last season and reports have since suggested that he may have been sacked, had he turned down the opportunity to step down by himself.

Speaking to a local French radio station, Wenger was asked about the biggest regret of his managerial career to which he replied: “Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years. I'm someone who likes new things, likes change. But I also like challenges. I was a little bit of a prisoner to my challenge each time.”

26
Jul

Arsene Wenger gives explanation for Mesut Ozil’s showing at the World Cup

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Mesut Ozil may have been affected by the criticism towards him prior to the summer World Cup in Russia. Reigning champions Germany were shockingly ousted at the group stage of the global tournament and the Gunners midfielder was one of those put at blame for the poor performance.
Speaking on BeIN Sports, Wenger indicated that the German may have been hampered by the doubts over his international future after he and Ilkay Gundogan were pictured with controversial Turkey president RecepTayyipErdoğan prior to the World Cup, he said: “I know Ozil well, he’s an exceptional football player. Him and [Ilkay] Gundogan suffered with what happened before the World Cup because they have been vindicated in Germany.

“Ozil is a guy who needs support, he doesn’t need controversy. When I watched him play, I could feel there were situations in the game where he could have moved forward, progressed, and played more vertical. He played with security. He played alright, but he didn’t play with complete freedom and played with the handbrake on this World Cup.”

20
Jul

Kylian Mbappe pays ultimate tribute to Arsene Wenger

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has paid the ultimate tribute to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger during an interview with Canal +. The 19-year-old was closely monitored by Wenger before he decided to pursue his career with Les Parisiens and Mbappe has now admitted that the 68-year-old remains the coach of his dreams, he said: “I dream of being managed by Arsene Wenger. He is French, he's had a great career& now he is free because he has left Arsenal.”

During the summer of 2016, Wenger had tried to convince Mbappe to join the Gunners and he had paid a personally visit to his family. However, the teenager eventually decided to sign a professional contract with AS Monaco and his contribution towards their 2016/17 league title earned him a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain, initially on a season-long loan.

2
Jul

Petr Cech doubts there will be continuity after Arsene Wenger

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes they may not be continuity at the Emirates Stadium following the end of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign at the club. The Frenchman parted ways with the Gunners following the 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the final game of the Premier League season and the club are yet to announce a potential successor.

In a report covered by The Sun, Gunners shot-stopper Petr Cech believes that the club may not experience continuity with the next head coach, something which has become a trend in modern day football, he said: “It will depend how well the club and manager will do. If you are at the club where there is continuity then everybody gets used to it, but it is really rare.

9
Jun

Jack Wilshere Admits Arsene Wenger Exit Has Affected Contract Talks

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has said that he has yet to reach any sort of agreement with the Gunners over a new contract. The 26-year-old has less than two months left on his current deal with the club and talks are still ongoing with the Englishman more concerned about Arsene Wenger’s exit in the summer.

16
May

Arsene Wenger Believes Aubameyang And Lacazette Can Play Together

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette can play together after the pair impressed during Sunday’s Premier League meeting versus Stoke City. The Gunners struggled to find a rhythm to their play for the first hour, and this saw the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from the bench.

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