Wenger can lead us through a league in turmoil by DG
While everyone knows that Arsene Wenger is now comfortably the longest serving current Premier League manager, I wonder if you all realise just how far ahead he is of the pack? It was revealed yesterday that Tony Pulis is leaving Stoke after 7 years in charge. His departure, coupled with Roberto Martinez leaving Wigan, mean that the second longest serving manager in the league right now is Alan Pardew. How can this be!? Pardew only joined Newcastle in 2010, and yet he finds himself behind only Wenger on the longest serving list. It is a remarkable and shocking reminder of just how fickle a manager’s career can be. .......Read the full article here
Six Reasons Why Arsenal Can Dominate English Football Next Season by FD
Recent years have been frustrating for followers of Arsenal. The trophy drought has been bad enough, but we’ve also had to endure the regular exodus of our best players and the apparent reluctance of the powers-that-be to compete with the other top clubs on an equal footing. Yet, at last, there appear to be some solid grounds for optimism. A combination of events elsewhere and the seeds of something stirring at home might just be pointing to a period of Arsenal resurgence ahead. Here are six reasons why the coming 2013/14 season could be one to finally reward the patience of all Gooners. .......Read the full article here
There is an interesting bit of news from Germany this morning concerning Arsenal, as Uli Hoenness has decided to tell the world that Bayern Munich often tried to lure Arsene Wenger to the Allianz Arena over the years.
“We did try to get him at Bayern Munich a few times,” The Bayern President said. “Even before he went to Japan, Franz Beckenbauer and I went to Nice and discussed with him and everything was clear, but then at the end of the day he decided to go to Japan. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has been charged with getting Arsenal into the Champions League places every season, and the position has now been renamed as “The Wenger Cup”. Last season the Gunners just scraped into the Champions League, but now for the first time in 16 years it looks like this position could be in serious danger of slipping away from him.
The facile defeats to both Bradford and Blackburn in the two domestic Cups has left Arsenal fans bewildered by what is going on behind the seasons. In past years, even though Wenger regularly sold his best players, he still managed to motivate the remaining squad to excel during the season, but this motivating force seems to have deserted him and it could be that the once-great manager may resign at the end of eight trophyless seasons. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal in Decline by MG
There is no doubt, unless you are the ultimate optimist, that Arsenal FC is in a downward spiral.
This decline started with the sale of Thierry Henry, for a pittance, and the failure of the manager and Board to replace him with another first class striker.
Since that time the club has sold their best six players and replaced them with two first class players, Santi Cazorla, Thomas Vermalen and one good forward in Lucas Podolski. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have sacrificed our football legacy for a financial one. by GP
Let me be very clear. Arsene Wenger is the best manager we have ever had. Because of the contribution he has made to not only the English but the world game, I have him up there with the very best. Not winning the champions League maybe be a blot on his Arsenal CV to some but his record as a coach developing players into great players cannot be equalled by anyone else. .......Read the full article here
Mikel Arteta had been an Arsenal player for just a year when his leadership skills were rewarded by Arsene Wenger with vice-captaincy of the Gunners. His new deeper lying position in midfield allows him to control the game, and he is keen to continue to do so when his playing career is over. The main down side, according to the Spaniard, is the pressure that managers are under in the modern game.
“I think the job has changed alot in the last few years, you can see the stress and the responsibility managers have. .......Read the full article here
Tony Adams MBE, or Mister Arsenal as he is known to many Gooners who remember his incredible 22 years at the club, has been criticizing Wenger’s recent record of selling Arsenal’s best players every year, but despite that he is still very keen to return to “his club” as manager one day, and couldn’t even consider any other club in England in the meantime. .......Read the full article here
Does Wenger get Henry on loan this winter?
Last January, Wenger did something extraordinary for Arsenal by bringing back one of his finest pieces of work in Thierry Henry. It was a mesmeric return for the Frenchman who netted in his first appearance of his loan spell against Leeds in typical fashion. He then managed to net the winner against Sunderland who were on fine form at the time. He did everything asked of him in a humble fashion. You could see that he loved every moment at the club. The big question is, would Wenger do it all again? .......Read the full article here
The Sport-Express newspaper is reporting that Russian money bags Anzhi Makhachkala are targetting Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as a potential candidate for the vacant hot-seat at the Dinamo Stadium.
After taking over Arsenal way back in 1996, the Frenchman has won 3 premier league titles, 4 FA Cups and has gifted us with the beautiful, free-flowing, entertaining football we all love to watch. In my opinion, he is the best manager Arsenal ever had. There is no manager in the world who could replace him. .......Read the full article here
After the defeat against Spurs yesterday, and even before once the teams were announced Gunners fans were asking where is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? After scoring two goals in his last two games he was widely tipped to start the game against Spurs, but mysteriously he did not even appear on the bench.
His performances may not have been good enough to impress his manager Arsene Wenger, but one manager is clearly impressed and that manager is England boss Fabio Capello. .......Read the full article here
Bob Wilson has fond memories of Arsene Wenger, not just as a manager, but as a true gentleman who has helped him through some tough times in recent years. He thought he had seen it all at Arsenal when he won the double back in 1971 as a player, but his mind soon changed when Arsene took over in 1996. .......Read the full article here