Arsene Wenger started off a massive ten days for Arsenal by seeing his side dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Blackburn Rovers. As usual the Gunners completely dominated possession without putting the ball in the back of the net, while Blackburn sneaked a freak winning goal towards the end of the game.
Wenger had made seven changes to the side that beat Sunderland last week with an eye on the midweek Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, but he had no regrets over the XI he chose to start the match.” No.” he said when asked. “We had 11 international players on the pitch at the start of the game. When we made the changes we were at 0-0.” .......Read the full article here
The French defender William Gallas was allowed to leave the Emirates last summer when Arsene Wenger tried to half his wages once he had surpassed the ‘magic’ age of 30, but Gallas has made a mockery of his decision by making some fantastic performances for Tottenham this season.
Harry Redknapp has been so impressed that he has rewarded Gallas with yet another two-year contract at 33 years-of-age. Gallas believes that Arsenal should have tried harder to keep him (and his winning experience) in the Gunners young side.
Gallas said: “People can finally see it was too early to say all Arsenal’s problems came from William Gallas. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s former cult-hero Emmanuel Eboue could be leaving the Emirates stadium after his latest blunder cost the Gunners two points in the title race when he conceded a penalty against Liverpool late in extra time this weekend.
The Daily Mail reports that Eboue has made himself a prime candidate for being part of Arsène Wenger’s clear out at the end of the season. Although the manager backed the player in public, in private his patience has run out with the player who has not been a stranger to such mistakes in the past. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was left destroyed after the fatal error that caused Birmingham to score the winning goal at Wembley, and Arsene Wenger has decided to give him a rest tonights FA Cup match against Leyton Orient.
In Wenger’s usual injury roundup before the match he said: “Koscielny has a tight hamstring. There is a little bit of fatigue in there as well so we will give him a breather.”
But Wenger had already revealed that Koscielny was in a bad way after his mistake, and needed to be supported to get his confidence back. .......Read the full article here