Here are some of Arsene Wenger’s comments after today’s 2-0 win over Southampton:
on winning with no problems…
Yeah, we can go home if you want!
on the midfield resembling one of Arsenal‘s great sides…
We have a long way to go to do that but we have the ambition and I think the focus, the concentration, the desire are there. We played against a good Southampton side today who tried to stop us from playing. They did it well and in the end we couldn’t take our chances but we took advantage of their two mistakes. Overall you could see why they have played a draw at Man United, why they had won at Liverpool because they conceded only five goals until today. They are a team who is very well organised and our technical quality helped us to get away with a win today. Read more... (746 words, 1 image, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)
Arsene Wenger says nerves contributed to league leaders Arsenal‘s 1-0 defeat at arch-rivals Manchester United.
Ex-Gunners striker Robin van Persie’s header in the first half gave David Moyes’s side victory, and left the visitors still looking for their first league win at Old Trafford since 2006.
“We were just too nervous in the first half,” said the Arsenal manager.
“We haven’t won for a long time here now. Once again it is a tight game that has been decided on a set-piece.”
The match contained few clear-cut chances and Arsenal only managed two shots on target, although they did go close on a couple of occasions when Bacary Sagna’s pacy deliveries flashed past his team-mates. Read more... (281 words, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Arsene Wenger was left to rue defensive errors from his Arsenal side as they crashed out of the League Cup at home to London rivals Chelsea.
Wenger has now failed to beat a Chelsea side managed by Jose Mourinho in nine attempts after a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
Cesar Azpilicueta scored his first goal for Chelsea and Juan Mata got off the mark for the season as Mourinho’s charges secured a deserved win to move into the last eight. Azpilicueta’s opener came as a result of a mistake from right-back Carl Jenkinson, who failed to get enough on an attempted header back to Lukasz Fabianski that allowed the Spanish full-back to nip in apply the finish. Read more... (238 words, estimated 57 secs reading time)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is unlikely to appeal the red card given to captain Mikel Arteta after he had scored the penalty which set the Barclays Premier Leagues on their way to a 2-0 win at managerless Crystal Palace.
“We have a good ground to appeal. If he is only suspended for one game, I won’t do it because he is suspended for Tuesday night (against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup) and anyway I would not have played him, but it was more today’s game that was at stake that you worry about,” said Wenger. Read more... (455 words, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
The sign of a good team is how do they handle adversity. Will they fold or will they keep fighting and overcome? In the past when things have gotten difficult for Arsenal they have wobbled but that was not the case today as Arsenal beat Palace 2-0. Some quick thoughts Read more... (300 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
- After Arsenal went down to 10-men, for about 10 minutes Palace had their best spell of the game and Szczesny made two world class saves to deny Palace and keep Arsenal ahead. Who knows what would have happened if one of those Palace shots had gone in.
Here are some of Arsène Wenge’s comments after today’s defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League:
on the match…
It was a game of high intensity but very few chances. Dortmund were well organised to stop us from playing, and I must says as well that we were not as good as we can be offensively. Some of our players were not as fresh as they were recently. But we put ourselves on the back foot with the first goal and naive for the second goal. If you look at the number of saves our keeper had to make tonight and you concede two goals, you can say that we can only look at ourselves for not being mature enough in situations like that. If you cannot win the game, you don’t lose it. Especially in the second half when we were on top, we made things difficult for ourselves by giving them the second goal. Read more... (466 words, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)
Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Borussia Dortmund today in the Champions League, a result that leaves Arsenal, Dortmund and Napoli all on six points after three games. From listening to fans on the radio and in Twitter you would think that Arsenal have been knocked out of the Champions League. That is not the case.
Assuming that Arsenal beat Marseille, the Gunners will have to pick up at least a point in Germany or Italy. Neither trips will be easy and it might well come down to that trip to Naples mid-December that determines what position Arsenal finish the group in. Read more... (351 words, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
Arsenal are two points clear at the top of the Premier League after a majestic 4-1 win over Norwich at the Emirates Stadium today.
Some will discount the win because the opponents were Norwich, but that would do the Gunners a disservice as they were brilliant today.
With Wilshere, Ozil, Cazorla and Ramsey simply brilliant, Arsenal put on a passing display that would have not looked out of place at the Camp Nou or Allianz Arena.
Ramsey has been so good this season, while Wilshere played in a more central role today and had maybe his best game of the season. Cazorla made his return from injury and slotted in perfectly in midfield while Ozil was Ozil. Read more... (371 words, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
Here are some of Arsene Wenger’s comments after today’s 4-1 win over Norwich:
on the first goal…
It was certainly one of the best [Arsenal] goals, one that I enjoyed the most as well because it was a team goal. It had combinations and the speed which you always like your team to play with, unfortunately it doesn’t happen always. This one was a mixture of technical quality, speedy thinking, quick reaction and as well being calm in front of goal. It had nearly everything you want to have, combined speed and calm and relaxed attitude. It was a great goal. I think we have scored some good goals this season already. All the goals were great, but the first was exceptional because it was improvised, combination play. Read more... (495 words, estimated 1:59 mins reading time)
Arsene Wenger praised the character of Jack Wilshere after the midfielder came up with the equaliser to earn Arsenal a 1-1 draw at West Brom.
“He had trouble today to find the rhythm,” Gunners manager Wenger said on Sky Sports 1.
“But he has character as well. He doesn’t give up, he continues to play his game.
“I believe he was fouled a few times, pushed over and didn’t get the fouls he deserved.”
Wilshere admitted he did not find it easy playing out wide.
“It was a tough game, coming here is never easy. We are happy with the point,” he said. Read more... (334 words, estimated 1:20 mins reading time)