Arsene Wenger delivers transfer update following Stoke City defeat

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will not change his transfer plans for the summer following a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City.


The Gunners commanded the game with more than 77 percent possession, but they failed to find the cutting edge on the day. The Gunners have brought in just two players in Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette during this summer’s transfer window while their pursuit of Monaco’s Thomas Lemar appears to have reached a standstill.

With just 10 days left in the transfer window, teams from across the Premier League are looking to reinforce their respective squads, but Wenger appears content with the options in hand. The long-standing manager insists that he is focused on reducing the overall numbers in his first-team squad as it is already unmanageably big. (more…)

Arsene Wenger privately admits defeat in pursuit of Kylian Mbappe

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to have told his close confidants that the club could miss out on signing top target Kylian Mbappe during this summer’s transfer window.


The Gunners are looking to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Manchester City as they look to secure the services of the French wonderkid.

Mbappe, 18, bagged 26 goals during his breakthrough spell with the Principality outfit last season, and this has earned him a whole host of admirers with Paris Saint-Germain being the latest to have joined the list. Wenger has been confident of luring Mbappe to the Emirates in recent weeks due to the player’s childhood love for Arsenal, but he is now said to be pessimistic about the Gunners prospects, according to Get French Football.

A tweet from the source read: “Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is privately pessimistic about Arsenal’s chances for Kylian Mbappé, according to tomorrow’s L’Équipe.” Wenger made the visit earlier in the week to open up negotiations for Mbappe, but the club look less likely to lodge a bid which could exceed £100m. (more…)

KROENKE SAYS SHARES NOT FOR SALE

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has said that his shares are not for sale.


The American has 67 percent stake at the North London club. Following recent reports of £1 billion bid by AlisherUsmanov, the company of the American released a statement. The news of the bid circulated widely following the Gunners’ failure to secure a Champions League spot for the first time in 20 years.

KroenkeSports and Entertainment says it remains a “committed, long term investors in Arsenal.” Usmanov owns 30 percent stake but he is not part of the board or does is he involved in decision making.

The Russian earlier said Kroenke should be held responsible for the team’s failures. So his bid was to buy the club and try to turn it around.

Arsenal are set to play league winners Chelsea on Saturday for the FA Cup. They finished fifth so they would be playing in the Europa League next season but the FA Cup would provide some respite for the team.

Coach Arsene Wenger’s contract is set to end this summer. The French manager would likely continue with the club but the statement from Kroenke did not mention anything about Wenger’s future. Wenger admitted that the uncertainty over his future affected the team. (more…)

ARSENAL THRASH WEST HAM 3-0

Arsenal defeated West Ham United 3-0 to boost their hopes of making the top four at the end of the season.


The Gunners seem to have regained confidence after a few threats.

The visitors would be disappointed with the result as it is the first straight loss in the Premier League. United were one of the top teams few months ago but they face relegation concerns this term after a string of poor results.

The game started slowly as the air was tense. After the break, Man of the Match Mesut Ozil got the first goal in his 150th appearance for Arsenal. He was gifted the ball by defender Jose Fonte, which he converted from the edge of the box.

In the absence of Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott led the team. Ozil and Alexis Sanchez combined to set up Walcott for the second goal ten minutes after the opener. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked out striker Olivier Giroud who curled home the third of the match in the 83rd minute.

When the goals started pouring in, the Hammers seemed to collapse despite putting up a decent fight in the first half. Michail Antonio and Robert Snodgrass were not potent enough upfront, with only Manuel Lanzini and Edmilson Fernandes getting an attempt at goal when the game was already buried. (more…)

Arsene Wenger has surprisingly been approached by other clubs

For a manager that has been struggling so much to win major pieces of silverware in this past decade, it’s fairly remarkable and unexpected to find out that Arsene Wenger has actually been approached by other clubs and this is the case of the French tactician.


It has recently been revealed that the 66 year old manager has received offers to coach Paris Saint-Germain on multiple occasions but he has rejected all of those approaches as he has stated that his only true desire is to remain at the forefront of Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 and in this time lapse of 20 years, he has developed a love-hate relationship with the supporters of the Premier League club. There are fans that aren’t so happy to see him at the Emirates Stadium as he has consistently failed to push Arsenal to the 1rst place position in any season of the Premier League from the past decade but there are supporters that have faith and trust in him.

After having spent so many years at the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger has recently voiced his love for Arsenal as the French manager said:
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Aaron Ramsey claims that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given him a lot of belief

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey claims that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given him a lot of belief that the nation will be able to do something great that the Euro 2016.

Wales are considered as one of the minnows amongst the home nations and they are taking part in the first major tournament in close to 60 years. Everyone from the coaching staff to the playing staff do not have experience of a major international tournament. This has been seen as a major disadvantage for Wales is specially being placed in a group like England, Russia, and Slovakia.

All teams apart from Russia are considered as having a good squad capable of winning the title. Wenger has matured Ramsey since the youngster came through the ranks at Cardiff City before going on to join Arsenal in the summer of 2008. Ramsey hit his peak a few years ago when he was scoring goals for fun. Even though he has struggled to replicate his form since then, Ramsey is expected to be an important player for the Welsh national team at the Euro 2016. So much so that Ramsey has revealed that the private between him and Arsene Wenger in which the Frenchman claimed that Wales have the possibility of creating an upset at the tournament. (more…)

Branislav Ivanovic: ‘’We couldn’t handle with the pressure’’

The 32 year old Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic has recently spoke out about the current Premier League season which has seen Chelsea going from being the champions of England to dropping dangerously low in the league and are now settled in the middle section of the standings.

Chelsea’s Premier League season has been a rollercoaster ride as they have gone from highs to lows and Branislav Ivanovic has also been a turbulent one.

Branislav Ivanovic has revealed details as to why he believes were one of the main reasons of Chelsea’s inconsistency in this season. The Serbian defender said: ‘’We didn’t know what was going wrong around us. No-one inside the club knew. We finished brilliantly last season. We won the trophy. We knew how difficult it was. Jose told us the hardest season in football is the year after you win because everyone else has extra motivation. We were ready for that, but we didn’t start well and we lost control of our game, of our minds.’’

‘’For me that period of three or four months was one of the most disappointing moments in my career. Player by player, we could not deal with the pressure of what being champions of England means. Your opponents have big motivation and they look at you differently, they start to be scared of you. But when we didn’t win for six or seven games, people realized we were not as strong as last season.’’ (more…)

Claudio Ranieri is certain that the Chinese Super League is a threat to the PL

As each day goes by it seems like the spending power of the Chinese Super League increases as well and this is starting to become evident by the amount of high profile players that have been signed by the Asian clubs of that league.

Ezequiel Lavezzi was signed by Heibei China in a deal where the Argentine player is believed to be earning around £400,000 each week. Alex Teixeira was another fairly well know player that was signed by Jiangsu Suning and Alex Teixeira was a winter target of Liverpool but the Premier League club failed to secure his services as he opted to make a move to the Asian club instead of Anfield and Leicester City’ Claudio Ranieri believes that things of this nature will continue to happen if the spending power of the Chinese Super League continues to grow and this can pose as a huge problem for the Premier League

“In three to five years, all the movement will be in China. China want to overtake the Premier League. It is important to spend money to bring the best players, but there is a big threat because China start to buy young and fantastic players.” Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri said as he voiced his thoughts concerning the recent growth of the Chinese Super League. (more…)

Arsenal needs MesutOzil to win the Premier League

MesutOzil continues to gather the spotlight of the media as the German midfielder is one of the main driving forces behind Arsenal’s rise to the top of the Premier League. This was especially evident during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City. Ozil provided the assists for both of the goals that his teammates scored.

The German player is going through such an impressive season that he is on course of breaking the current Premier League assist record which is being held by Thierry Henry.

Henry is the current record holder for most assists in a single season after providing 20 assists back when he was performing for Arsenal but if MesutOzil continues his form then a new record will be set.

There still are more than 20 games left in this season of the Premier League which is plenty of time for MesutOzil to mark his name in the history books of the English League.

Arsene Wenger took the chance to praise the work that his £42.4 million signing has been making in this season and the French manager labeled Ozil as an: ‘’absolutely unbelievable player’’ (more…)

Arsene Wenger isnt Pressurised by Big Occasion

Arsene Wenger says the big occasions don’t fluster him.

The Frenchman and his boys are totally ready for the pre quarter final tie versus AS Monaco.

The Gunners, because of their recent good performances, are going to start the favourites there in that tie.

The first leg of the tie will be played at the Emirates Stadium this Wednesday, while, the return leg will take place three weeks later at Stade Louis II.

Most of the managers actually don’t like this favourite tag. They prefer slipping under the radar. But, Wenger doesn’t seem to have any problem with it. He doesn’t mind pressure.

Wenger reckons that without pressure, you might not push yourself to the limits, but, when expectations are high, you tend to play out of your skins. (more…)