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

Arsene Wenger Rules Himself Out Of Being England Manager

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled himself out of ever being the England manager, claiming that role should always go to an Englishman. Wenger is a hugely respected coach in England following his long and largely successful tenure at Arsenal, and has previously been linked with taking over from Fabio Capello, who will leave his post after the European Championships. “I always said the national team needs an English manager…

October 15, 2011

Pep Guardiola Defends Arsene Wenger

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the Gunners’ humiliation on Sunday. Wenger fielded an unfamiliar side at Old Trafford for their clash with champions Manchester United – handing starts to Carl Jenkinson, Armand Traore and Francis Coquelin – and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won 8-2, handing a crushing blow to Arsenal. Wenger has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, following…

August 29, 2011

Alex Ferguson Expects More From Rivals

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he expected rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to spend more money in the transfer window than they have done so far. United have splashed over £50 million on David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young, but Arsenal have landed just two – Gervinho from Lille and Carl Jenkinson from Charlton – while Chelsea have only bought Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whom they…

August 3, 2011

Arsenal Confirm Gervinho Signing

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the club has completed a deal to sign striker Gervinho from French club Lille. The Ivory Coast international, who scored 15 goals and contributed 10 assists to help the French side to their first league title in 57 years last season, arrives at the Emirates Stadium for a fee believed to be 10.6 million pounds. Wenger revealed the news about Gervinho as his side arrived…

July 11, 2011

Arsenal Sign Highly-Rated Defender

Arsenal are on the verge of signing highly-rated Charlton Athletic defender Carl Jenkinson on a four-year deal. Arsene Wenger has beaten off interest from a number of other Premier League clubs to lure the full-back to North London. The 19-year-old declined a new contract to stay at the Valley and will move to the Emirates on a free, but Charlton will receive some compensation as he came through their youth ranks….

April 15, 2011