Arsene Wenger: Rivalry Still Strong

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United is just as significant as when the clubs were both battling for the title. The fixture at Old Trafford earlier this season saw United win 8-2, with many commenting that the game signified the end of Arsenal’s time as genuine title contenders, with the Gunners more likely to focus on winning a place in the Champions League. Arsenal have not won the…

January 20, 2012
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Carrick: Gunners Out For Revenge

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes revenge for the 8-2 humiliation earlier in the season could be Arsenal’s prime motivation when the two teams meet in the Premier League on Sunday. This weekend’s clash at Emirates Stadium will be the rivals’ first meeting since the humbling at Old Trafford in August and the sheer magnitude of that defeat could be a factor in the Gunners’ approach. “Maybe,” said Carrick when…

January 20, 2012
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Arsene Wenger: We Are Still In A Good Race For The Top Four

Arsene Wenger is aware Arsenal have a lot of ground to make up before they can be considered as Barclays Premier League title contenders. Yossi Benayoun’s late goal enabled Arsenal to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday night, bouncing back from their 1-0 reversal against leaders Manchester City at the weekend. But manager Wenger’s team are still 12 points adrift of Roberto Mancini’s City side heading into Christmas, and the…

December 22, 2011
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Arsene Wenger: We Have Funds To Buy Strikers

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given a clear indication that he could move into the transfer market for a new striker in January. Robin van Persie has been in the form of his career in 2011, scoring 33 goals, and he leads the Premier League scoring charts for 2011-12 with 15 goals. The Gunners’ next highest goalscorers are Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen and fellow striker Gervinho with three. Marouane Chamakh…

December 13, 2011
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Arsene Wenger Warns His Players To Be More Focused

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his players to concentrate on their own form rather than become distracted by that of their rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal have recovered from a tough start to the campaign by stringing together five Premier League wins in a row, but Spurs have also been in terrific form and currently occupy third spot, three points better off than the Gunners with a game in hand….

November 23, 2011
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Arsene Wenger: No Plans For Henry Deal

Manager Arsene Wenger maintains he has given no thought to trying to bring Thierry Henry back on a short-term loan deal in January. The Gunners legend, 34, is currently training at London Colney to keep up his fitness levels following New York Red Bulls’ exit from the Major League Soccer Cup at the hands of David Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy. Henry was an integral part of Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ squad of…

November 18, 2011
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