- Tue Apr 24 7:38 PM
The BBC understands Diego Costa has been named in Diego Simeone’s 20-man Atletico Madrid squad which will square up to Arsenal on Thursday in the first-leg of the Europa League semi-final at the Emirates after returning from a hamstring injury which had previously seen him sidelined for 3 competi...
- Tue Apr 24 6:30 PM
It’s thought that Carlo Ancelotti had travelled to Rome on Tuesday to negotiate terms with the Italy fold in order to become the ‘Azzurri’s’ next permanent boss, however according to a report published by Sky Sport 24, Alessandro Costacurta – a representative of the national team – confirmed tha...
- Tue Apr 24 6:02 PM
Former player urges Arsenal to get Newcastle man, Magpies must keep him - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are still looking at potential replacements for Arsene Wenger and former midfielder Ray Parlour believes that they should consider Rafa Benitez as a candidate. “What he has done f...
- Tue Apr 24 5:49 PM
Guardiola ready to sell Man City star for his own good, would be ideal for Arsenal - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester City defender John Stones could leave the club at the end of this season. According to reports, the former Everton defender has fallen down the pecking order at Etih...
- Tue Apr 24 2:25 PM
U18 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 9 (Richards 28, 31, Markanday 33, 55, Griffiths 49, 69 (pen), 71, 89, Ogungbo (o.g.) 70) Arsenal 0 A depleted Arsenal U18 side were humiliated away to their rivals Tottenham Hotspur today as they suffered a 9-0 defeat – one of the worst results in their histor...
- Tue Apr 24 7:28 AM
Assessing 5 possible Arsene Wenger Successors - originally posted on Sportslens.com As news of Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal after 22 seasons hit social media last Friday, there was quickly a plethora of names to be mentioned as possible successors to the Frenchman. Being the next manager of the...
- Tue Apr 24 7:00 AM
One of the things I’ve been curious about was how this new football executive dynamic was going to work when Arsene Wenger’s time at the club eventually came to an end. It’s now something we’ll see soon enough, as we now know the manager will depart at the end of the season. It becomes more …
- Tue Apr 24 6:37 AM
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur split the points in this season’s two North London derbies – us winning 2-0 at the Emirates before going down 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in February. However, it’s a rivalry we’ve dominated over the years. Mostly in the trophy cabinet. We’ve won the top flight on 13 occa...
- Mon Apr 23 10:09 PM
Celtic interested in signing highly rated Arsenal player at the end of this season - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal keeper Arthur Okonkwo could leave the club this summer and the likes of Leipzig and Celtic are interested in securing his services. The highly-rated young shot-stopper...
- Mon Apr 23 9:41 PM
After 22 years as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is finally stepping down. While his final few seasons, have been rather turbulent, one cannot understate his achievements. 473 Premier League wins, 3 titles, 7 FA Cups, and the only unbeaten season in Premier League history. While the footballing c...
- Mon Apr 23 8:58 PM
Knows the English game inside and out, knows the England players very well, develops players really well technically, plays good football, has won trophies. I really think he'd be a quality International manager at this point of his career, and would be the perfect fit for the England manager rol...
Hammers in the Heart
- Mon Apr 23 7:59 PM
One or two West Ham fans have been critical of David Moyes for singling out Declan Rice for public criticism after the Arsenal match, but I think he has to be honest about mistakes. It would be pointless to claim that it wasn't an error by Rice that lead to the second goal. What Moyes said was re...
- Mon Apr 23 5:48 PM
In the comments, pick the next manager for Arsenal. Rules: You only get to pick one. I don’t want you posting 6 different times either. Just one post. You may always reply to other people’s posts. You have to give…
- Mon Apr 23 5:34 PM
Lewis Ambrose reflects on a lifetime as an Arsenal fan with just one manager – Arsene Wenger. Follow Lewis @LGAmbrose. I don’t think it’s unusual to be in your mid-20s and feel like your generation – your views, experiences, perspectives – are not particularly well represented. Sometimes that’s t...
- Mon Apr 23 1:44 PM
So defeat to Arsenal yesterday ended another poor week for West Ham United.
- Mon Apr 23 12:22 PM
David Moyes has been told to "shut it" by Hammers fans after he laid into Declan Rice following yesterday's 4-1 defeat at Arsenal.
- Mon Apr 23 12:18 PM
Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. The 4-1 win over West Ham was enjoyable, but not the main event as we still come to terms with the news that Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club at the end of the season. We chat about the game, …
- Mon Apr 23 11:54 AM
Arsene Wenger praised his team for their "patience" and discipline" after watching Arsenal beat West Ham with three goals in the final ten minutes of the game.
- Mon Apr 23 11:50 AM
David Moyes blamed 19-year-old Declan Rice for making a "poor" mistake that set Arsenal on the way to victory at the Emirates this afternoon.
- Mon Apr 23 9:29 AM
Quote from Frankly, Mr Shankly on Apr 20, 2018 06:44:14 pm Allardyce to Arsenal? How much are Everton willing to pay Arsenal to make it happen? Knowing that shower, a packet of jelly tots and a packet of ready salt
- Mon Apr 23 8:47 AM
Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video So the first of the final seven, hopefully eight, games of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal career ended with a comprehensive win, but it was a late flourish and three goals in the last ten minutes which perhaps means the scoreline doesn’t tell the fu...
- Mon Apr 23 1:37 AM
- Sun Apr 22 11:16 PM
Even ripping into his own fans after today's game Hahaha going out in style is old Arsene. Might as well post the "Kenny" send off src="https://www.lfcreds.com/reds/proxyb.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.sbnation.com%2Fassets%2F598733%2F17.gif
- Sun Apr 22 10:28 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona closer still to the Spanish title. Antoine Griezmann was left out of the starting line-up by coach Diego Simeone and...
Hammers in the Heart
- Sun Apr 22 6:54 PM
Arsenal 4 West Ham 1 It's in to the East Stand at the Emirates where I'm sitting among the Gooners with Aubrey, a former pro footballer in the Cyprus second division who is a mate of Alfie's dad David. Despite the Wenger finale there are are still a surprising number of empty seats in the upper t...
- Sun Apr 22 6:14 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger decided to bring his 22-year reign as manager to a close to unite the club’s frustrated fanbase, the Frenchman revealed after a 4-1 victory over West Ham was played out in a surprisingly subdued atmosphere at the Emirates on Sunday. Wenger, 68, had come under growing...
- Sun Apr 22 3:50 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal responded to Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign as manager to a close at the end of the season by thumping West Ham 4-1 in a subdued atmosphere at the Emirates on Sunday. Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go from disgruntled supporters having f...
- Sun Apr 22 3:31 PM
A late second half collapse saw West ham fall to a predictable defeat at The Emirates this lunchtime.
- Sun Apr 22 2:31 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign to a close at the end of the season still wasn’t enough to tempt many Arsenal fans back to the Emirates for one of the Frenchman’s final games at home to West Ham on Sunday. Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go from d...
- Sun Apr 22 2:00 PM
Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal at end of season – Ivan Gazidis press conference Arsene Wenger Pre-WHU Press Conference WHU chance Aranautovic chance, shot blocked Another big Arnautovic chance, Ospina saves Arsenal attack but Lacazette can’t pull the trigger Bellerin chance, skies it Ooh…Welbeck c...
- Sun Apr 22 9:42 AM
Just three home games remain this season and after Friday’s announcement I suspect the Emirates Stadium will be fuller than it might have been otherwise. Not because Arsenal v West Ham is all of a sudden a game everyone is interested in again, but because the news of Arsene Wenger’s departure has...
- Sun Apr 22 6:20 AM
Popular pundit makes a prediction about the West Ham game, fans won't be happy - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal host West Ham in the Premier League later today and the Gunners will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Newcastle with a win. Arsene Wenger is set to leave...
- Sun Apr 22 1:11 AM
Who would be in yours? Stole this idea from the Totally Football Show Podcast. I'll do mine later once I have some inspiration.
- Sat Apr 21 8:02 PM
So it would appear that swathes of empty seats and the prospect of the financial pain of a desolate prawn circle, after the installation of more Club Level seats this summer, has finally forced a response to the interminable outcry for change at the Arsenal, signalling the end of a glorious era....
- Sat Apr 21 7:39 PM
Let the discussion begin
- Sat Apr 21 6:32 PM
It has been exactly one day since Arsene Wenger announced that he was stepping down from Arsenal football club and in the 24 hours since there have been so many hot takes that I fear for the global ice caps…
- Sat Apr 21 5:16 PM
London (AFP) – Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers distanced himself from replacing Arsene Wenger on Saturday amid reports that Luis Enrique was being lined up by Arsenal to succeed their veteran manager. Wenger, whose position has long been under intense scrutiny, announced Friday he would be bringing down...
Hammers in the Heart
- Sat Apr 21 5:13 PM
It's obviously a daunting prospect to be about to face West Ham, but there was surely no need for Arsene Wenger to resign. My favourite Wenger moment was when Marlon Harewood scored an 88th winner against Arsenal in 2006 and Alan Pardew gave it a Bruce Forsyth fist pump. Wenger then completely lo...
- Sat Apr 21 3:22 PM
When we met up with Preview Percy the other day he was wearing shorts. A most disconcerting sight to behold on a full stomach. Thankfully rain is forecast. In the meantime here's his look at Sunday's visit to Arsenal
- Sat Apr 21 2:26 PM
Arsenal U23s were crowned Premier League 2 champions on Friday night after seeing off West Ham United at London Stadium and it has been a superb season of development for Steve Gatting’s side. In total, 44 players featured in the league for the U23s this season, and here is an assessment of the c...
- Sat Apr 21 2:15 PM
Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on Saturday distanced himself from speculation he could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss. “There’s nothing really in it. I have always said I’m extremely happy here, ” Rogers told BBC Scotland. Wenger announced on Friday he will step down at the...
- Sat Apr 21 1:59 PM
I always wondered this. Part of the decline at Arsenal was down to the new stadium and the arrival of Chel$ea and Man $ity and being unable to compete. Could Wenger have been a success for us? After all he could not have been any worse than Moyes or LVG.
- Sat Apr 21 1:24 PM
U18 Premier League Arsenal 2 (Coyle 51, John-Jules (pen) 62) Swansea City 1 (Price 18) Tyreece John-Jules hit the winner from the penalty spot as Arsenal U18s warmed up for the FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea by coming from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 at London Colney today. Coach Kwame Am...
- Sat Apr 21 1:00 PM
London (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post. Wenger announced Friday his intention to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season after more than 21 years in char...
- Sat Apr 21 1:00 PM
News of Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as manager of Arsenal at season’s end made headlines all over the world. Reports out of England, France, America, Nigeria, New Zealand, and many other countries, flooded both news stands and social media on Friday. Publications from the Wall Street Jo...
- Sat Apr 21 11:03 AM
The announcement of Arsene Wenger’s imminent departure yesterday caused something of an earthquake in the Arsenal fanbase. The aftershock will continue until his final match- be that May 13th or 16th and the club will hope the tidal wave of emotion can carry them to Europa League glory. In an ins...
- Sat Apr 21 7:42 AM
Twenty-two years ago I had no idea who Arsene Wenger was. When it came to choosing a new manager, it seemed inconceivable that Arsenal would do anything other than appoint Johan Cruyff. The celebrated Dutchman had been a brilliant player, and the amazing job he’d done at Barcelona was surely enou...
- Sat Apr 21 3:25 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge marks the end of an era, but also a huge opportunity for the Gunners to reestablish themselves among the elite of English and European football. Tributes poured in from players past and present on Fri...
- Sat Apr 21 1:38 AM
Arsene Wenger succeeded and failed at Arsenal for the same reason. Arsenal's understanding of that reason will define its new era.
- Sat Apr 21 12:30 AM
Editor’s Note: Rebecca Searleman recaps her emotions and ruminates on the legendary Arsenal manager’s resignation I’ve had 70 minutes to process the news of Arsene Wenger’s decision to leave Arsenal at the end of the 2017/2018 campaign. Following a fit of shouting “Wenger’s leaving! Wenger’s leav...
- Sat Apr 21 12:21 AM
Premier League 2 West Ham 1 (Quina 82) Arsenal 3 (Nelson 20, Nketiah 27, 70) By Jeorge Bird @London Stadium After a season of hard graft, Arsenal U23s won the Premier League 2 title at London Stadium tonight and it seemed only fitting that Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah played major parts in proc...
- Fri Apr 20 10:44 PM
There’s still the matter of a Premier League season to conclude and a Europa League trophy to contest. It’s the day that, even while increasingly clamoring for it, a great number of Arsenal fans perhaps never truly believed would arrive. For many Arsenal supporters of a certain age, Wenger is the...
- Fri Apr 20 9:44 PM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. Two podcasts in one day, but this is no ordinary day. Earlier, Arsene Wenger announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season, and it’s been an emotional rollercoaster since. First, I talk to James from Gunnerblog...
- Fri Apr 20 6:55 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes he is now faced with an impossible task in finding a fitting replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger, 67, announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season on Friday after 22 years in charge. Despite winn...
- Fri Apr 20 6:40 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to finally step aside as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge has sparked fevered speculation over who the Gunners will turn to next to succeed the Frenchman. Arsenal are struggling to qualify for next season’s Champions League with victory in the Europ...
- Fri Apr 20 6:36 PM
Arsenal players were as surprised as everybody else was when Arsene Wenger gathered them on Friday morning to say he'd be stepping down as manager.
- Fri Apr 20 6:10 PM
Wenger going at the end of the season. Been a fantastic manager for them. Many trophies, made players great, put together some great teams. My advice is to appoint Tony Adams he could make the club a mid table club inside 6 months..
- Fri Apr 20 6:01 PM
It’s not in Arsene Wenger’s nature to let you in. It’s that hands-off — or laissez faire, if you’re culturally inclined — approach that changed both Arsenal and the Premier League forever, and also perhaps led to his announcement Friday that after 22 years on one of club soccer’s hottest seats, W...
- Fri Apr 20 5:30 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal great Thierry Henry hailed Arsene Wenger’s legacy as “untouchable” despite struggles in recent years as the manager announced Friday he was stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Premier League club. The 68-year-old arrived at Arsenal in 1996 a relative unknown but...
- Fri Apr 20 5:29 PM
From the big names to the Gunners legends to a couple of young German studs, here are the top candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.
- Fri Apr 20 5:00 PM
Embed from Getty Images In the end, the announcement came out of the blue, pushed onto the Arsenal website and social channels with the simple words: Merci Arsène. That’s it, it’s over. Wenger finally pulled the plug on his 22-year reign with delicately chosen timing. There’s long enough to think...
- Fri Apr 20 4:45 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s long reign at Arsenal is unlikely ever to be repeated, said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday. Wenger announced earlier on Friday he would bring the curtain down on his 22 year tenure at the end of the season — a spell that saw the...
- Fri Apr 20 4:20 PM
And so it has come to pass. Our dear Alan Windsor, our rock, our ever-present, the only manager some of the faithful have ever known, is to depart the managerial bench, some fifteen years older than Herbert Chapman was when he died. Saddest of all will be the nation’s worst journalists and pundit...
Cartilage Free Captain
- Fri Apr 20 4:02 PM
Arsene represented everything that Tottenham fans hated about Arsenal, but now he’s gone and football somehow feels a touch emptier. Arsene Wenger is out. I woke up this morning to the news that Arsenal ’s manager for the last two decades is resigning at the end of the season, bringing to a close...
- Fri Apr 20 3:47 PM
Ranked by how likely they are to happen. Arsene Wenger announced that he will walk away from his job as the Arsenal manager at the end of this season. It’s weird. He was there so long, and was so influential in how the Premier League became one of the top leagues in the world. Then, for a long ti...
- Fri Apr 20 3:36 PM
Arsenal Wenger led Arsenal to three league titles and seven FA Cups in the longest managerial career of the Premier League era.
- Fri Apr 20 3:34 PM
Discuss new manager possibilities here. T’other thread can be used to discuss uncle Arsene. Brendan Rodgers? Patrick Vieira? Any other names in the hat?
- Fri Apr 20 3:14 PM
It is already a significant day for Arsenal Football Club but it could also prove to be notable for another reason, with the Gunners’ U23 side having the opportunity to clinch the league title tonight. Arsenal have not won the U23 league or equivalent since 1990 and a victory away to West Ham Uni...
The Tomkins Times
- Fri Apr 20 3:07 PM
This week’s posts selected by Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. This gives you some idea of the range of debate on the site and the type of articles published. If you’d like to be part of our troll-free community, there’s a ‘Subscribe’ tab at the top of the page. 1 – Divilmint’s thoughts on Man C...
- Fri Apr 20 3:06 PM
I was going to write a goofy article this morning about my “combined non-top six starting XI” but I woke up this morning to news that Arsene Wenger announced his retirement at the end of the season and writing about…
- Fri Apr 20 2:50 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is bringing down the curtain on more than two decades in charge at Arsenal, announcing on Friday he will be stepping down at the end of the season. AFP Sport looks at five highs and lows of the Frenchman’s reign: The Invincibles In what was probably the high point of...
- Fri Apr 20 2:45 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry insists a barren end to Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign as the Gunners’ manager shouldn’t tarnish his legacy. Wenger announced on Friday he will step aside at the end of the season, having won three Premier League titles and a record...
- Fri Apr 20 2:41 PM
David Moyes say that he is yet to decide who will keep goal for the Hammers when they make the short trip across London this weekend to face Arsenal.
- Fri Apr 20 2:29 PM
David Moyes says he wishes that Arsene Wenger had postponed his announcement with regards to leaving Arsenal until next week.
- Fri Apr 20 2:00 PM
The longtime Arsenal manager helped grow the game in the States, then showed them the other side of the game. Arsene Wenger helped Americans fall in love with soccer. It’s easy to forget this. Or at least, after Arsenal ’s stalling as a club over the last five years, it’s easy to just think about...
- Fri Apr 20 1:40 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker
expressed his shock and sadness after manager Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he will bring his 22-year reign in charge to a close at the end of the season. The 68-year-old arrived at the London club in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hai...
- Fri Apr 20 1:35 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger announced his arrival as a revolutionary force in England by overhauling a culture of booze and bad diets but the Frenchman’s inability to maintain his own high standards prompted a parting of the ways. Arguably the most significant agent of change in the Premier Leag...
- Fri Apr 20 12:59 PM
London (AFP) – AFP Sport picks out ten Arsene Wenger quotes after the 68-year-old Frenchman announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge: – On the ‘Invincibles’ “To remain unbeaten in a championship like the English championship now is really unbeli...
- Fri Apr 20 12:47 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title. The 68-year-old arrived at the London club in 1996 a relative unknown but...
- Fri Apr 20 12:47 PM
It was time for Wenger’s departure, but it is still world-shaking to see him leave. It’s strange how some things can be both utterly predictable and still quite a shock. Arsene Wenger’s time at Arsenal has been up for a while. Everything has been in place for his departure: the justification only...
- Fri Apr 20 12:30 PM
Could Celtic man be on the move after club's major announcement? - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsene Wenger will step down from the managerial role at Arsenal at the end of the season, the club have confirmed on their official website. The Frenchman has issued a statement where he made i...
- Fri Apr 20 12:10 PM
London (AFP) – Premier League managers and former players showered praise on Arsene Wenger on Friday after the Frenchman announced he was stepping down from the Arsenal hotseat at the end of the season. The 68-year-old has won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups during his near...
- Fri Apr 20 10:55 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger will finally bring his 22-year stay as Arsenal manager to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the seaso...
- Fri Apr 20 10:48 AM
Imagine having to go to your title rivals and win during a run-in. If there's one 'good' team who you'd expect to cock it up spectacularly, it's Wenger's Arsenal post-2008. But Wenger's Arsenal in the late 90s were an entirely different beast.
- Fri Apr 20 10:46 AM
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- Fri Apr 20 10:25 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger will bring his 22-year stay in charge of Arsenal to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season, ” W...
- Fri Apr 20 10:19 AM
Bad news. They could be come significant again if the right manager comes in. At the start of the season, I ever considered them a threat.
- Fri Apr 20 10:14 AM
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- Fri Apr 20 8:08 AM
Arsenal vs West Ham injury update & predicted line-ups; 29-year-old close to recall - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal host West Ham United in the Premier League aiming to put a dent in the survival hopes of their London rivals. Andy Carroll’s late goal against Stoke City earned a valu...
- Fri Apr 20 7:11 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. After a slow Arsenal news week, this episode begins with Daniel Storey of Football 365, and we look back on the Premier League season as a whole after Man City have been crowned champions. We chat about the quality in the league th...
- Fri Apr 20 7:11 AM
It was, generally speaking, a fairly uneventful press conference yesterday, as the manager spoke ahead of the West Ham game on Sunday. We can do some of the team news etc a little closer to the game, but the one stand-out piece of injury info is that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be fit for next Thurs...
- Fri Apr 20 4:00 AM
Arsenal could agree £35m deal with Juventus for £30k-per-week Shkodran Mustafi replacement - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to TMW, Arsenal could agree a deal for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger eyeing up a replacement for Shkodran Mustafi....