Arsenal Offered £12m Real Madrid Star as Denilson Prepares for Bundesliga Move

Arsene Wenger is being offered the chance to re-sign Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid – three years after flogging him to Portsmouth. France midfielder Diarra, who had a brief spell at Arsenal in the 2007-2008 season following a move from Chelsea, has made it clear he is fed-up at the Bernabeu and wants regular first-team football. Diarra is being offered around the Premier League and Arsenal and Liverpool have been…

May 12, 2011

Wenger Refuses To Give Up

Arsène Wenger has refused to give up on Arsenal winning the Premier League title despite their hopes of ousting Manchester United from top spot suffering a dramatic and seemingly devastating blow in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Wenger’s team looked set for victory following Robin van Persie’s penalty in the eighth minute of stoppage time, only for the visitors to equalise through a penalty of their own four minutes later….

April 18, 2011

No Doubt Over Lehmann: Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no doubt Jens Lehmann can handle the pressure of the title run-in after his last-minute call to the veteran on Sunday. Wenger was forced to throw the 41-year-old, only recently coaxed out of retirement to provide emergency cover, into a must-win Barclays Premier League encounter at Blackpool after first-choice Manuel Almunia was injured in the warm-up. Wenger, who will have Almunia’s fitness assessed on Monday,…

April 11, 2011

We Must Get Over ‘psychological blows’ Quickly: Wenger

When Arsène Wenger last took Arsenal to Manchester United for an FA Cup tie, his team was brimming with confidence. It was the fifth round in February 2008 and they sat on top of the Premier League table, five points clear of second-placed United. Their form was superb. Wenger, though, took the decision to shuffle his pack and history would judge him harshly. In came the inexperienced full-backs Justin Hoyte…

March 12, 2011

Wenger Ready To Fight FA Over Wilshere

Arsène Wenger has placed himself on a collision course with the Football Association by warning England against calling up Jack Wilshere for next summer’s Under-21 European Championship in Denmark. Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football development, spoke this week of England’s determination to send the strongest possible squad to the tournament and specifically mentioned the 18-year-old Wilshere. Arsenal have clashed with the FA before about the perceived over-use…

December 24, 2010

Wenger Vows To Look After Fábregas

Arsène Wenger has admitted he must be “cautious” with Cesc Fábregas after acknowledging his concerns about the Arsenal captain’s ongoing struggle with hamstring injuries. Fábregas damaged his right hamstring on Tuesday in the Champions League group game defeat at Braga. The Spanish midfielder had been troubled since the start of the season by an injury to his left hamstring which recently sidelined him for a month. Wenger had suggested Fábregas…

November 26, 2010