“We Have Our Plans And We Know What We Will Do”: Arsene Wenger

Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his team have done well this season, and says he now knows what must be done to turn the Gunners into champions next season. The London club have not won the league title since Patrick Vieira’s Invincibles lifted the Premier League trophy seven years ago and any hopes of them doing so this season were smashed when they lost 3-1 at Stoke on Sunday….

May 9, 2011

Robin Van Persie Warns Team-Mates Ahead Of Tottenham Clash.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has aired his frustration over his team-mates’ defensive errors in allowing “silly goals” in the title race. The Gunners recklessly conceded a penalty in the dying stages against Liverpool, costing the hosts a win at the Emirates, and are now seven points off table-topping Manchester United. It was not the first time that the Londoners have dropped points from winning positions this season, as they…

April 20, 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

Robin Van Persie Knee Injury ‘Won’t Keep Him Out’: Bert Van Marwijk

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie could still play against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday evening, despite re-injuring his knee on international duty, according to Holland coach Bert van Marwijk. Van Persie was taken off at half-time of the World Cup finalists’ 5-3 win over Hungary in a Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday night after a challenge from Vilmos Vanczak just before the break. The striker’s well-publicised problems with injuries, especially to…

March 30, 2011

We Are Not Good Enough: Van Persie

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says their quest for silverware has floundered as they are ‘not good enough’. Arsene Wenger’s men were in contention for four trophies in February but crashed out of three competitions in the space of two weeks. Their shock Carling Cup final defeat to Birmingham was followed swiftly by a Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona and an FA Cup quarter-final loss against Manchester…

March 25, 2011