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.

8
May

Petr Cech Hints Arsenal Players May Have Been Affected By Arsene Wenger Speculation

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has hinted that some of his teammates may have been affected by the ongoing speculation over manager Arsene Wenger’s future at the club. The French tactician has more than 15 months left on his existing deal, but talks have intensified over his future in recent weeks amid the club’s poor run in the Premier League.

12
Apr

Arsene Wenger plans to see out Arsenal contract

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that he has no desire to leave the north London club midway through his two-year contract. The Frenchman prolong his stay with the Gunners in May 2017 after guiding them to their third FA Cup title in four seasons.

6
Mar

Arsene Wenger vows to bring in top recruits if Sanchez and Ozil leave

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to bring in top quality signings, should one or both of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leave the Emirates this month. The pair have just six months left on their respective contracts, and they have been linked with moves to their direct rivals.

Sanchez has been a transfer target for league leaders Manchester City since the summer whilst Ozil has recently emerged as an option for Manchester United, who are aiming to find a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. In an exclusive with Sky Sports, Wenger admitted that the club in a difficult position with regards to the contract situations of Sanchez, Ozil among others, and he is prepared to bring in top-quality recruits to replace them, if required.

13
Feb

Another Big loss for Arsene Wenger

Steve Rowley is known for being Arsene Wenger’s main source of continuous talented players over the years. It looks likely that Wenger might soon be saying goodbye to Steve, according to the reports from Daily Mail. He was brought in as chief scout by Wenger on 1996. He has been with Arsenal for almost 35 years. He has always provided Wenger with a bunch of young talented players over the years. Wenger is well known for grooming young talented players into stars. Although the credit almost always goes to Wenger only, Rowley certainly deserves some praise for finding talented players across the globe for the club.

Wenger has failed to satisfy the expectations during the summer transfer window. Sanchez and Ozil seem to see out their contract and leave their club. Now, he will have a huge task ahead of him to replace Sanchez and Ozil next summer. He has taken some of the blame for the Gunner’s recent shortcomings in the transfer market.

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