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Guardian - Sun Apr 23 9:26 PM
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger hails the mental strength of his players after his side came from behind to beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday. He also says he is pleased for the club’s fans after a turbulent few months. City boss Pep Guardiola meanwhile is left to r...
Guardian - Sun Apr 23 8:58 PM
Alexis Sánchez made up for an otherwise quiet performance with Arsenal’s extra-time winner, but Jesús Navas and Gaël Clichy were poor for City at full-back GK Petr Cech 6/10 Saved crucially from Touré but should he have been out to Agüero a little more quickly when the striker seemed to overrun t...
Guardian - Sun Apr 23 8:36 PM
The manager gets his tactics right and the players rediscover their fighting spirit to see off Manchester City at Wembley to secure a place in the FA Cup final Just for a moment, unfettered by the constricting context of this turbulent season and the grisly dance around the topic of that contract...
Guardian - Sun Apr 23 8:12 PM
• Wenger: ‘I am very proud for the players. They showed a united response’ • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola vows ‘next season we will be strong’ Arsène Wenger praised Arsenal’s players for banishing doubts about their mental strength by coming from behind to beat Manchester City at Wembley...
Guardian - Sun Apr 23 5:45 PM
It has not been an easy season for Arsène Wenger by any measure but it will at least have the possibility of a happy ending and, once again, he can look forward to an FA Cup final. It will be the eighth of his 20 years at Arsenal and it is probably worth remembering, amid all the criticism that c...
Guardian - Sun Apr 23 2:00 PM
Updates as the two Premier League sides bid to join Chelsea in the final Live scores: all the goals from around the UK and Europe Email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com . Tweet @JacobSteinberg 1.30pm BST It’s been 19 years since Arsene Wenger’s first FA Cup semi-final. Christopher Wreh, a man who...
Guardian - Sat Apr 22 10:30 PM
Midfielder began life at Arsenal as part of a prized quintet of which only he and Aaron Ramsey are left standing – and both are vital to the club’s future When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Arsenal a week before his 18th birthday, little could he have imagined that Arsène Wenger would consid...
Guardian - Sat Apr 22 10:30 PM
Coach looks ahead to an FA Cup semi-final against an Arsenal side he admires fully aware that he has not yet offered an upgrade on his predecessors The FA Cup is not going to rescue the season for Arsenal or Manchester City, Sunday’s semi-finalists at Wembley. Only a top-four finish will give Ars...
Guardian - Sat Apr 22 10:29 PM
They might be rivals in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley but the City striker reveals the Arsenal playmaker was crucial to him finding his feet in England Leroy Sané has been one of Manchester City’s undoubted successes of the season. The former Schalke winger may not have been an instant sensati...
Guardian - Sat Apr 22 9:00 AM
Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City’s owners may be unhappy with the season even if the FA Cup is won. So imagine how discontented Arsenal fans will be with the embattled Arsène Wenger if he does not claim the trophy. The two league games between these sides ended in victory for City in December...
Guardian - Fri Apr 21 10:30 PM
• Manager want his team to show mettle against Manchester City • ‘My memories are of the old Wembley, where we beat Newcastle in 1998’ There are times when Arsène Wenger can speak so persuasively as to be beguiling. Thursday morning was one of them. The Arsenal manager had made a comment that had...
Guardian - Fri Apr 21 3:27 PM
• Brazilian expected to play in FA Cup semi-final after return from injury • Guardiola confirms John Stones will be absent from Wembley Pep Guardiola has revealed Gabriel Jesus could start Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in a return that would be nearly a month earlier than th...
Guardian - Fri Apr 21 9:01 AM
Today’s fluff is blogging, we’re live blogging, we’re walking through town Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are preparing to do battle over the signature of Ivan Perišić , as speculation mounts that the Croatian midfielder has grown disillusioned with life at Inter, who have endured a deci...
Guardian - Thu Apr 20 10:29 PM
• Dutchman says his team are more than capable of a top-five finish • Rivals’ heavier workloads will be to Everton’s advantage, he adds Ronald Koeman has said Everton could finish above Arsenal or Manchester United due to their rivals’ inconsistency and workloads, claiming the pair are bigger tha...
Guardian - Thu Apr 20 11:42 AM
• Arsenal manager laments latest setback to hit on-loan midfielder • Wilshere suffered hairline fracture while playing for Bournemouth Arsène Wenger fears that injuries could prevent Jack Wilshere from reaching his full potential, as he reacted to the latest setback to afflict the midfielder. Wil...
Guardian - Wed Apr 19 3:21 PM
• Bournemouth on-loan midfielder injured at Tottenham • Wilshere due to enter contract talks with parent club Arsenal Jack Wilshere’s season is over after Bournemouth confirmed the player had suffered a fracture of his left leg. The midfielder, on loan from Arsenal, was injured in a collision wit...
Guardian - Mon Apr 17 11:59 PM
• It’s the first time in 20 years I’ve played it, Arsenal manager says • Gunners 2-1 win at Boro ends worst away league run for 88 years Arsène Wenger issued a reminder that you do not have to be young to be modern after his side ended a run of four successive away Premier League defeats with a 2...
Guardian - Mon Apr 17 10:05 PM
Arsène Wenger unveiled a new formation and his players remembered how to win away as Middlesbrough were left wondering what might have been had Steve Agnew replaced Aitor Karanka a little sooner. Admittedly Agnew has taken only two points from five games in charge and Boro’s aim of avoiding releg...
Guardian - Mon Apr 17 7:24 PM
All the action from the Riverside Stadium Email: john.ashdown@theguardian.com | Tweet: @John_Ashdown 7.24pm BST So what do we make of that Arsenal team then? A bold statement of intent? Or one last throw of the dice from Wenger? Boro still have Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City to play after...
Guardian - Mon Apr 17 8:17 AM
Lukaku and Barkley owe Koeman a lot, Wilshere’s Bournemouth loan has proved a damp squib and Mignolet finally proving a positive game-changer for Liverpool Related: Marcus Rashford offers Manchester United a brighter, faster future | Barney Ronay Related: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier Lea...
Guardian - Sun Apr 16 10:30 PM
• Right-back has ankle injury and been playing with pain, manager points out • Wenger believes it is not ideal Bellerín plays for Spain Under-21s in June Arsène Wenger believes the anger directed by Arsenal fans towards Héctor Bellerín in the debacle at Crystal Palace last Monday was unfair on a...
Guardian - Sun Apr 16 10:30 PM
• ‘Premier League pressure is not the same as in Spain and Germany’ • Vincent Kompany’s return a boost before FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal Pep Guardiola has suggested Manchester City need to develop a mentality where they continually feel pressure to win, and are afraid to lose, if they are to...
Guardian - Sun Apr 16 12:21 PM
• Arsenal attacker thinks they can turn 10-2 aggregate defeat into a positive • Özil describes failure of tactical plan against German side Mesut Özil has described Arsenal’s Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich this season as “one of the darkest hours of my career.” Arsenal were th...
Guardian - Sat Apr 15 10:00 AM
Arsène Wenger may think he has problems at Arsenal but Middlesbrough really are in trouble. The only side in English league football not to have registered a win during 2017, their last top-flight victory (against Swansea) was on 17 December. Wenger meanwhile acknowledges that a top-four finish r...
Guardian - Sat Apr 15 9:00 AM
The Agnelli family (and Roman Abramovich) point the way forward for those in charge of Arsenal, Blackburn, Coventry and Leyton Orient What kind of people do you want to have running your football club? That’s the question fans of teams as different as Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City and...
Guardian - Fri Apr 14 10:29 PM
• Manager says club is priority and squad must not be destabilised by money • ‘Even for important players, you can only pay as much as you can afford’ Arsène Wenger has told Alexis Sánchez he will not be held to ransom by the forward’s wage demands and nor will he jeopardise the unity of the Arse...
Guardian - Fri Apr 14 9:52 PM
• Bosnia left-back opts to join London club having spoken with Everton • Highly-rated 23-year-old will arrive on a free transfer in the summer Arsenal have beaten Everton to the signature of Schalke’s Bosnia international defender Sead Kolasinac. The 23-year-old looked set to move to Goodison Par...
Guardian - Fri Apr 14 4:05 PM
Mauricio Pochettino continues to look no further than the next game and at his own team. He says the prospect of Tottenham finishing above Arsenal is not on his mind and nor is ramping up the pressure on the leaders, Chelsea. Yet victory here would put both notions into sharper focus. Bournemouth...
Guardian - Wed Apr 12 8:39 AM
Today’s fluff is too cross for jokes When you’re building and improving football team with limited means, you have to be really careful how you spend the money available. Every penny must be worthwhile, every pound used with wisdom and forethought. One must not do something silly like spend a sig...
Guardian - Tue Apr 11 12:29 PM
The Arsenal manager received support from one of his former players following the 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace but so bad was his team’s display and so vitriolic the abuse from away fans that he is now surely done at the club Mathieu Flamini was doing his best to say the right things, to see a broa...