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Guardian - Fri Feb 23 10:29 PM
The Arsenal manager says players matter more than coaches as he aims to ‘create a surprise’ in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final So, Arsène Wenger. Do you think Pep Guardiola has raised the bar in terms of elite-level football over the past 10 years? The question was designed to draw an insight from the...
Guardian - Fri Feb 23 12:45 PM
If Guardiola’s first season was about bedding in, the accent now is on trophies and the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal could be the first of three in a matter of months for City If Manchester City beat Arsenal in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final their quest to become English football’s second most s...
Guardian - Fri Feb 23 11:54 AM
Updates as Arsenal discover their last-16 fate in Nyon, 12pm GMT ‘We were too complacent, ’ says Wenger after Östersund scare And feel free to mail Ben or tweet @benfisherj to get in touch 11.53am GMT Who will Arsenal want to avoid? Atlético Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, for starters. “It looks l...
Guardian - Fri Feb 23 12:07 AM
• ‘We were not focused and had no ideas, ’ says Arsenal manager • Arsenal through to last 16 of Europa League despite home defeat Arsène Wenger questioned the mindset of his Arsenal players, saying they were guilty of complacency, after he saw them suffer Europa League humiliation at the hands of...
Guardian - Thu Feb 22 10:07 PM
At long last, Arsenal have won a two‑leg knockout tie in Europe. This was not the way they envisaged it. Never mind that few people at the club truly want to be in the Europa League, the fact they suffered so sorely against such unfancied opposition turned the evening into something of an ordeal....
Guardian - Thu Feb 22 7:28 PM
Europa League updates from the last 32 tie (score after first leg: 3-0) Östersund, a club with ‘no history and ideas’ that took on Europe Send Michael an email | Tweet @ michaelbutler18 7.28pm GMT The last time that Arsenal played a weakened team , they got battered 4-2 by Nottingham Forest in th...
Guardian - Wed Feb 21 2:24 PM
• Arsène Wenger refuses to change policy and play Petr Cech • Mesut Özil out of Östersund match as Lacazette makes progress Arsène Wenger has confirmed that David Ospina will start against Östersund in the Europa League on Thursday night and Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday. The...
Guardian - Tue Feb 20 9:04 AM
This morning’s fluff is skating on thin ice Fed up with watching Barcelona waltz off into the distance in La Liga, the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, has decided to dig out his transfer war chest and take the fight to their bitter rivals off the pitch. Not content with making eyes at Ne...
Guardian - Thu Feb 15 9:24 PM
• Midfielder sets up two of Arsenal goals in easy 3-0 away win • ‘We have to focus on every game to ensure more success’ Arsène Wenger left Sweden with a comfortable 3-0 lead from the first leg of their Europa League tie, insistent that he will take next week’s return game seriously. Under the ci...
Guardian - Thu Feb 15 8:18 PM
Arsenal’s European ambitions warmed up in freezing Östersund. Arsene Wenger’s attitude has shifted from B-list reserve teams to in-it-to-win-it sharpness now that this competition has reached the knock-out rounds. A fully motivated, high spec team did enough damage to put nine frosty toes into th...
Guardian - Thu Feb 15 5:00 PM
Europa League minute by minute updates, kick-off 6pm (GMT) Potter: ‘I’ve shown there’s another path for English managers’ Wenger urges change in rule that robs Arsenal of Aubameyang And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 1.56pm GMT Östersunds Fotbollsklubb was founded on 31 October 1...
Guardian - Thu Feb 15 11:59 AM
As Arsène Wenger’s side prepare to face Sweden’s Östersund, three supporters assess the highs and lows of being part of Europe’s ‘other’ competition I was actually really looking forward to being in the Europa League. It’s about as first world as problems get, but the annual trips to Munich and B...
Guardian - Thu Feb 15 11:44 AM
The Labour leader discusses the World Cup in Russia, inequality in football and taking penalties at Theresa May A film by Copa90 , of the Guardian Sport Network A lot has changed since we sat down with Jeremy Corbyn last May . His party has rallied, taken seats from the Conservatives in the 2017...
Guardian - Wed Feb 14 10:30 PM
• Striker Jesus yet to resume training after injury on New Year’s Eve • City play Arsenal in Carabao Cup final on 25 February Gabriel Jesus is yet to start training amid fears the Manchester City forward’s knee injury may be more serious than first thought. Pep Guardiola had expected him to retur...
Guardian - Wed Feb 14 7:39 PM
• Record signing ineligible to play in Europa League this season • Manager says Arsenal must adapt quickly to 4G artificial pitch Arsène Wenger has lamented the archaic rule that has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible to face Östersund in the Europa League on Thursday, and the Arsenal mana...
Guardian - Wed Feb 14 9:59 AM
Michel Platini thought playing a ‘very British’ Arsenal team at Highbury would prepare France for a World Cup qualifier in Scotland, but the plan backfired. France lost both matches 2-0 By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog It’s hard to imagine Arsenal being in the title race in February and t...
Guardian - Tue Feb 13 2:41 PM
• Striker has had surgery on left knee • Absence leaves Arsenal short of options Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette has had an operation on his left knee and will be out for up to six weeks. The 26-year-old had an arthroscopy in London on Tuesday morning. A statement on Arsenal’s website read:...
Guardian - Mon Feb 12 11:11 PM
The striker, signed by Chelsea from Arsenal in January, has a physical presence and is a good foil for Eden Hazard Squint a little as Chelsea despatched West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge and at times it was as though the champions’ attack was doing a slightly rattly impersonation of its old...
Guardian - Mon Feb 12 3:58 PM
Graham Potter is the English manager who took Arsenal's Europa League opponents Östersund from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the top flight in only five years. Increasingly bored by the formulaic coaching that defined his life as a professional, Potter completed an Open University degree...
Guardian - Sun Feb 11 10:23 AM
Arsène Wenger said Arsenal’s one-nil defeat to Tottenham Hotspur ‘was a game we couldn’t afford to lose’ after Harry Kane’s goal proved the difference at Wembley Continue reading
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 2:40 PM
Harry Kane has soared and scored before in the north London derby. The Tottenham striker rates his late headed winner against Arsenal from February 2015 as the finest goal of his career. He was at it again here in a moment to sum up the difference between bullying Spurs and fragile Arsenal. Ben D...
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 11:31 AM
Premier League updates from the Wembley clash The Recap: get the best of our coverage in a weekly email Fancy reliving the days of Chapman, Rowe, Nicholson and Mee ? And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 11.31am GMT Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, D...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 10:30 PM
• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to face Tottenham • Wenger: ‘He has played one game but Henry’s a good example’ Given Thierry Henry’s status in the Arsenal pantheon, it is a big statement for Arsène Wenger to suggest that the striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reminds him of the most is the man...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 7:00 PM
Tottenham meet Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday but next year’s derby will take place at the new White Hart Lane with the old rivals on a more-equal footing regarding revenue Of all the numbers that cling to Tottenham’s new stadium project – and there are many, some of them mind-boggling – there is...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 1:13 PM
Harry Kane vs Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at the top of the bill but this is a fascinating clash on so many levels and it has the trappings of a six-pointer in terms of the race for a top-four finish. Tottenham have come to feel at home at Wembley but Arsenal have won on each of their previous n...
Guardian - Thu Feb 8 10:29 PM
• ‘The only way I stop is health reasons or if I don’t keep my job’ • Manager aims to move on from Arsenal loss and prepare for Palace Sam Allardyce has said he needs the aggravation of trying to repair Everton although the thought of retirement crossed his mind after the humbling at Arsenal last...
Guardian - Thu Feb 8 8:00 PM
Despite the latest inevitable Wengerian response, there is also a recklessness in his dotage, as though the slide from the top four has liberated him There comes perhaps a point in the lives of men at which the usual considerations no longer seem to apply. Hang around long enough and you’re allow...
Guardian - Thu Feb 8 12:31 PM
Arsenal thumped Spurs on 13 August 1988 and then returned to Wembley the very next day to see off Bayern Munich 3-0 By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport Network If you ask a football fan to name the first time Arsenal played Tottenham at Wembley, they might say the 1991 FA Cup se...
Guardian - Thu Feb 8 11:29 AM
Arsenal manager’s comments follow Alli’s booking for simulation Gunners travel to Wembley for north London derby on Saturday Arsène Wenger contemplated the great diving debate and couldn’t resist a loaded joke ahead of the north London derby this weekend. “I remember there were tremendous cases h...
Guardian - Wed Feb 7 5:00 PM
The Frenchman once made a habit of signing players nobody had heard of and turning them into world stars, now they tend to leave Arsenal as unfulfilled talents “One day I’ll give you the list of those at the top-level who have made careers with me and you will see, ” boasted Arsène Wenger back in...