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Guardian - Fri May 26 6:00 AM
Sidelined from a starting role in Arsenal’s previous two FA Cup finals, this year Oxlade-Chamberlain has beaten a hamstring injury to be fit to face Chelsea When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain felt his hamstring tighten in Arsenal’s victory at Southampton a little over two weeks ago , there could be no...
Guardian - Thu May 25 1:00 PM
Ray Parlour’s memorable goal earned FA Cup final glory 15 years ago yet served as a prelude to an era of Roman Abramovich-backed Chelsea dominance Winding the clock back to 2002, the last time Arsenal and Chelsea contested the FA Cup final, one of the telling moments took place at the end. Tony A...
Guardian - Wed May 24 11:26 AM
• Defender has missed training after suffering concussion • Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny definitely ruled out Arsène Wenger must confront a defensive selection crisis for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after he admitted that Shkodran Mustafi was a major doubt because of concuss...
Guardian - Tue May 23 11:00 AM
The majority owner of Arsenal defined himself as an ‘investor’ after rejecting Alisher Usmanov’s offer. It exposes his motivation for an inert, absentee regime The statement made by the Arsenal majority owner, Stan Kroenke – after the club failed for the first time in 20 years to finish in the Pr...
Guardian - Mon May 22 11:10 AM
• Club’s majority shareholder makes statement to Stock Exchange • Kroenke has committed to his long-term future at the club Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has insisted he remains committed to the club and his company’s shares are “not, and never have been, for sale”. KSE UK, which is t...
Guardian - Mon May 22 12:32 AM
Jürgen Klopp must reinstate fear factor at Anfield; Southampton’s expectation levels threaten Claude Puel; Antonio Conte sees Arsenal as FA Cup favourites Ronald Koeman was not in the mood to bite when the issue of Ross Barkley’s present and future was presented to him at the end of a flip-flop,...
Guardian - Sun May 21 8:28 PM
• Team had to deal with ‘horrendous psychologial environment’ since January • ‘Certainly my personal situation has contributed to that, ’ says Wenger Arsène Wenger has described the “psychological environment” in which Arsenal have had to perform since January as “absolutely horrendous” and accep...
Guardian - Sun May 21 7:57 PM
Focus of anger moves from Arsène Wenger to club’s American owner after downgrade to Europa League that followed final-day defeat of Everton The sun burned, Champions League hopes evaporated, and all of a sudden the lightning rod for Arsenal supporters’ disillusionment moved away from the man in t...
Guardian - Sun May 21 7:46 PM
Arsenal’s manager, Arsène Wenger, says he is responsible for the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League. A 3-1 win over Everton on the final day of the campaign was not enough to move Arsenal into fourth place and clinch a Champions League place. Next season will be the first one sinc...
Guardian - Sun May 21 5:13 PM
Another day at the Emirates Stadium; another mutiny to reflect the bitter frustration among the Arsenal fanbase. This time, the target was not Arsène Wenger, the beleaguered manager – but, Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholder. “Stan Kroenke, get out of our club, ” was the cry from the hour mark...
Guardian - Sun May 21 2:28 PM
Minute-by-minute report from the final day of the season Live clockwatch: Watford v Manchester City and more Liverpool v Middlesbrough – live! Email tom.lutz@theguardian.com | Tweet @tom_lutz 2.28pm BST Wenger speaks before the game and is asked about his task today. As a reminder, to make the Ch...
Guardian - Sun May 21 9:19 AM
Featuring: Leicester’s winter of discontent; Mamadou Sakho tackling a referee; and the explosive moment Chelsea took the title Part 2: Manchester United to West Ham Pre-season prediction 1st ; Position now 5th Continue reading
Guardian - Sat May 20 10:30 PM
With Champions League qualification on the line, Wenger draws on dramatic finishes from past seasons to boost Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four place Arsène Wenger is not a betting man. The Arsenal manager is happy to talk about the odds and, sometimes, to shout them but he would never wager any mone...
Guardian - Fri May 19 6:35 PM
The sweet relief of finally knowing whether Arsène Wenger intends to remain manager of Arsenal is close now. But before the hyperbole ends, or is just beginning depending on your opinion, Arsenal will attempt to complete their mistimed excellent run of form against Everton. They have a chance of...
Guardian - Fri May 19 6:11 PM
• Usmanov owns 30% of Arsenal and Kroenke 67% • Russian billionaire has said he would spend big at Arsenal Alisher Usmanov has made a $1.3bn (£1bn) bid for near total control of Arsenal. The Russian billionaire, who holds a 30% stake in the club, indicated to Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholde...
Guardian - Fri May 19 2:00 PM
Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City will fight it out for the final two Champions League places this weekend as the Premier League season draws to a close. Here we take a look a the permutations and results required by each club to secure a spot in Europe’s top club competition next year Arsen...
Guardian - Fri May 19 1:05 PM
We examine why the three clubs’ Premier League fate has gone to the wire and what the impact on each would be if they finish outside the top four P 37 Pts 72 GD +31 Related: Wojciech Szczesny: ‘I am the best I have ever been. I don’t want to stand still’ Related: Premier League: 10 things to look...
Guardian - Fri May 19 10:45 AM
• Manager’s contract at Arsenal expires this summer • Wenger brushes off criticism from Tony Adams Arsène Wenger has revealed his future will be resolved at an Arsenal board meeting after the FA Cup final. The manager has yet to announce whether he will sign a deal to stay beyond the end of this...
Guardian - Fri May 19 10:15 AM
In an exclusive interview the Arsenal goalkeeper, on loan at Roma, talks about his love for his parent club and how his spell in Italy has helped on and off-field Per Mertesacker recently got in touch with Wojciech Szczesny to invite him to the FA Cup final and the Arsenal squad’s end‑of‑season g...
Guardian - Fri May 19 8:50 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is spoiling itself Having seen the ostentatious overtures Internazionale are making towards his football team’s manager, Chelsea’s owner, Roman Abramovich, plans to hand his Italian owner a £200m war-chest and tell him to head up football’s metaphorical West End and buy hims...
Guardian - Wed May 17 12:40 PM
If Arsenal draw 1-1 with Everton and Liverpool lose 2-0 to Middlesbrough, both clubs would finish with the same number of points and the same goal difference Victories for Manchester City and Arsenal on Tuesday night confirmed that Manchester United will finish sixth this season – but the three p...
Guardian - Wed May 17 8:46 AM
Today’s fluff has a dream The Mill has decided that it does not want an answer from Arsène Wenger any more. There was a while there where we thought it would be helpful if the man who has been in charge of Arsenal since the last century would let us know for how much longer he planned to stay, bu...
Guardian - Wed May 17 7:44 AM
Arsène Wenger says he believes Arsenal still have a ‘good chance’ of a top-four finish, after they beat Sunderland 2-0 at Emirates on Tuesday. Alexis Sánchez scored both goals towards the end of the game. Arsenal sit one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three behind City, who are third Ar...
Guardian - Wed May 17 12:28 AM
• Arsenal manager urges opponents to test Liverpool and Manchester City • Arsène Wenger unfazed by empty seats at Emirates for win over Sunderland Arsène Wenger believes that Arsenal still have a “good chance” of a top-four finish, after watching Alexis Sánchez inspire a nervy 2-0 home win over a...
Guardian - Tue May 16 10:01 PM
It has been a long and arduous season for Arsène Wenger and Arsenal, underpinned by hostility and a basic lack of any real sense of enjoyment. And yet it still has a pulse. The team continued their recent surge, digging deep to overcome obdurate opponents in Sunderland, and they will go to the fi...
Guardian - Tue May 16 7:27 PM
Arsenal, currently fifth, look to keep Champions League hopes alive Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 7.22pm BST Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerín, Ramsey, Xhaka, Gibbs, Özil, Sánchez, Giroud. Subs: Gabriel, Ospina, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck, Coquelin, Elneny. Sunderland: P...
Guardian - Mon May 15 10:55 AM
• Arsène Wenger confirms injury doubts over Sánchez and Koscielny • ‘It didn’t look too good but with him, you never know’ Alexis Sánchez faces a fitness test on his injured thigh before Arsenal face Sunderland on Tuesday night in a match Arsène Wenger’s side must win to take their pursuit of Cha...
Guardian - Sun May 14 10:30 PM
• ‘We are now stronger defensively, ’ says Wenger • ‘Chelsea will face a tougher title challenge next season’ Arsène Wenger acknowledged Arsenal’s players have risen to the challenge as they attempt to rescue a top-four finish from a season that appeared to be heading for disaster just a fortnigh...
Guardian - Sat May 13 10:30 PM
Arsène Wenger talks about how Alexis Sánchez made the difference with his goal, Arsenal’s third in a 4-1 win over Stoke City, after the Chilean forward had asked to be substituted. He also addresses another plane-trailed message paid for by those who wish for him to leave the club, repeating his...
Guardian - Sat May 13 7:39 PM
Arsenal will still not reach the top four if Liverpool and Manchester City win all their matches, though at least the Gunners are doing there bit to put pressure on the teams above them. Three straight wins is a decent response to the defeat by Tottenham and this latest takes them within a point...