Patrick Vieira was one of the most important players signed for Arsenal during the reign of Arsene Wenger. The feisty French midfielder came in right at the start of the Wenger era and it was his penalty that won the 2005 FA cup for the Gunners, which is still the last trophy that Arsenal won.
Hopefully that will be put right this season, but I don’t think it is any coincidence that Arsenal have struggled since Vieira left, because he was a true leader as well as being a great player and a determined competitor. Wenger had an easy decision to make the midfield warrior his new club captain when Tony Adams retired in 2002, and it is no surprise that Vieira is going in to football management. .......Read the full article here
Wenger is better than Fergie By skywalker
Many people will not agree with this title because of the trophies that Alex Ferguson has won compared to Arsene Wenger. But is it just the trophies won that matter? Fergie is definitely an amazing manager, but after he retired, we find something that Fergie couldn’t achieve during his 26 years in charge of Manchester United.
First, when we think about the Holland national team, what comes to our mind? Yes total football. It was invented by Rinus Michels, a famous Dutch football trainer/coach (who was the coach of both Ajax and the Netherlands national team at the time). Until today, the Dutch still play under his tactical approach but so do many other teams including Man United. .......Read the full article here
The weekend game that put Arsenal clear at the top of the table also marked a special day for Arsene Wenger. It was 17 years to the day since he began his long and successful association with the Gunners, and you would think that it was something that our north London rivals Tottenham would not even want to think about, as Le Prof has never finished below them, but famous spuds fan and former chairman Alan Sugar has proclaimed Wenger as the best in the league.
He tweeted, “Arsenal 2 up top of the PL how many times do I have to say it. Wenger best manager in the PL. Double FACT!” .......Read the full article here
Wenger makes his retirement call! by Ash
Arsene Wenger may not have shocked headlines with his latest comments regarding his future at Arsenal, but he has secured the safety of many fans, as well as ending the worries of many others. Unfortunately he may have also caused a few distraught feelings however ultimately I think the majority of fans will be happy to hear that Arsene Wenger plans on staying with Arsenal until his retirement. .......Read the full article here
Do we want Wenger to re-sign with Arsenal? by Ash
There has been a little bit of controversy regarding Arsene Wenger’s future in his managerial position at Arsenal, with some fans, players and media officials alike all stating that after going almost 9 years without a trophy, that its finally time for Wenger to step away from North London. .......Read the full article here
Wow we can really do it by Sam P
Hi Gooners, can you believe it? I know that I am usually much more optimistic than a lot of Arsenal fans, but if things carry on like this I might be seen as normal. Maybe not. Anyway, my point is that Arsenal are in better form than we have been in for years, and there is more belief and optimism among Gooners than we have seen in a long time. .......Read the full article here
On September 28th 1996, Arsenal Football Club signed the paperwork making the fairly unheard of Frenchman Arsene Wenger the new manager of the Gunners and the rest, as they say, is history. Wenger is now seemingly as much a part of Arsenal as the white sleeves or the cannon, and after Stan Kroenke’s glowing praise this week, things look set to continue that way for the foreseeable future.
The players have huge respect and admiration for Le Prof, while many of them, such as Aaron Ramsey, owe him a lot for his faith and for improving their careers significantly. Hopefully, they will want to repay him in the best way possible, by marking his 17th anniversary at the club with a win away to Swansea City. .......Read the full article here
Hughes reckons this could be Arsene’s last year! by Ash
There has been constant speculation for the last few years that ‘this could be Arsene Wenger’s last year’ at the Arsenal helm, however each year he has proved the rumours wrong and stuck with the Gunners through their times of trouble. Now yesterday’s opposition manager from Stoke City, Mark Hughes, has again jumped on the beef he has with Wenger to suggest this may be the Frenchman’s last year. .......Read the full article here
5 things Wenger must change by Twig
It’s not only statements like “He is like a new signing” that irks Arsenal fans so much about Arsene Wenger. In general, Arsenal fans really, really like their manager and would not change him with anyone else. After all, it was he who gave Arsenal it’s distinctive attractive style of possession football. He also gave Arsenal fans the Invincibles which no other manager has ever been able to achieve. Gunners also truly enjoy his peculiar take on the English Language and those humorous interviews on Saturday evenings… .......Read the full article here
What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday there was a general feeling amongst Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger was on very thin ice indeed. The North London Derby victory over our fierce rivals Tottenham took some of that pressure off the Frenchman, but many fans’ feelings on the manager were on hold until the transfer window closed.
After the stunning signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, it is perhaps not surprising that The Mirror is today reporting that the 63-year old, who is the longest serving manager in the Premier League by a country mile, is to re-open contract talks with the club. .......Read the full article here
I was absolutely stunned today to read that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have come in for criticism from the departed Ivorian international striker Gervinho. The 26-year old was allowed to leave for Italy and the Serie A side Roma this summer, when Wenger admitted that his confidence was not likely to return at the Emirates.
The story in the Independent reveals that Gervinho thinks that Wenger should have had more faith in him. In my opinion, and a lot of Arsenal fans feel the same, Gervinho was extremely lucky to get as many chances as he did, and I doubt whether many managers would have been so forgiving of his poor performances. .......Read the full article here
I personally don’t ever want to see the Stupid Fat Dane Nicklas Bendtner playing for Arsenal again, but it seems that despite his non-scoring, bimbo-loving, fast-car lifestyle, Arsene Wenger has decided to keep him at Arsenal to make up the numbers.
The deal with Palace was all arranged, with Arsenal even, according to media sources like Metro, offering to PAY 3 million to the BSiTW so he didn’t get hit with a pay-cut, but because Wenger failed to get a striker on loan (Demba Ba?) he has kept Bendtner as backup to Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski! .......Read the full article here