Arsène Wenger

Ox-factor fires Arsenal to the top

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fires in against Palace. Photo: Reuters

Having spent nothing in the transfer window and with a depleted midfield, Arsenal rediscovered its Ox-Factor to reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

Monday, 3 February, 2014, 11:52pm

Wenger salutes players as Arsenal secure Champions League spot

Arsenal players celebrate their victory after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match against Newcastle United, on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Arsene Wenger admits he is delighted Arsenal have proved the critics wrong after his team secured their place in the Champions League with a 1-0 win at Newcastle.

The Gunners’ chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four were written off by many pundits when they trailed Tottenham by seven points with only 10 games remaining.

20 May 2013 - 3:22pm

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will qualify for Champions League

England winger Theo Walcott (right) scored the fastest Premier League goal of the season. Photo: EPA

Wenger's side regained third place following a 1-0 victory at relegated Queens Park Rangers, two points clear of Chelsea ahead of Rafael Benitez's side's trip to face Manchester United overnight.

6 May 2013 - 3:23am

Fans' boos were disappointed love for Van Persie, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Robin van Persie's equaliser for Manchester United on his return to the Emirates Stadium had left Gunners fans nursing feelings of "disappointed love". Van Persie scored a 44th-minute penalty to earn United a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday, jeopardising his old side's chances of securing the top-four Premier League finish they need to qualify for the Champions League.

30 Apr 2013 - 4:07am

Wenger hopes to beat Manchester United after honouring them

Robin van Persie, the ex-Arsenal captain, celebrates his first of three goals in Manchester United's title-clincher this week. Photo: AFP

Arsene Wenger insists he has no problem asking his Arsenal players to form a guard of honour for Manchester United tomorrow, but the Gunners boss is determined to send the newly-crowned champions home empty -handed as the race for the top four heats up.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:58am

Arsene Wenger keeps faith even after draw with Everton

The Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton ended with a 0-0 draw. Photo: Xinhua

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal remain on course to qualify for the Champions League even though the Gunners' 0-0 draw against Everton left them facing a nerve-wracking end to the season.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:05am

Wenger proud of gallant Gunners despite defeat

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben goes flying as he tussles with Arsenal's Mikel Arteta during the Champions League clash in Munich. Photo: Reuters

Arsene Wenger insisted his Arsenal team had made him proud even as they bowed out of the Champions League on away goals despite a dramatic 2-0 win at Bayern Munich in the last 16, second leg.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:47am

Gunners look down barrel of disaster

Arsene Wenger. Photo: Reuters

Two weeks ago Arsenal lost their most realistic chance of a first trophy in eight years when Championship outfit Blackburn knocked them out of the FA Cup and three days later they were all but dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

2 Mar 2013 - 5:23am 1 comment

Arsenal profits put pressure on Arsene Wenger to start spending

Arsene Wenger. Photo: AFP

Arsene Wenger will face renewed calls for new signings after Arsenal announced a pre-tax profit of £17.8 million (HK$208 million) in their half-yearly results. Wenger has been criticised repeatedly in recent years for failing to spend big money on new players while Arsenal's results on the field continue to suffer.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Wenger relief as Arsenal triumph

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Arsene Wenger said he was proud of his Arsenal players after Santi Cazorla lifted the gloom around the Emirates Stadium with a crucial double in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

It may be too late for Arsene Wenger to prevent Arsenal's terminal decline

Wenger loses his unflappable veneer.

Bradford, Blackburn, Bayern are the three dreaded Bs that have heaped the blues on Arsene Wenger and fuelled the alarming meltdown at Arsenal. But it seems they do not spell the end of his 16-year tenure.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal were outclassed by Bayern Munich

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen challenges Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben in their clash at the Emirates. Photo: AFP

Eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and 21 points off the pace in the Premier League, Arsenal know the Champions League represents their only chance of picking up a first piece of silverware since 2005.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

Arsene Wenger fires back at critics over Arsenal's FA Cup exit

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rounded angrily on his critics ahead of today's crucial Champions League last 16, first-leg tie against Bayern Munich.

Wenger was in a tetchy mood last night after suffering a barrage of abuse from fans and pundits after his side's FA Cup exit on Saturday, when the Gunners were beaten 1-0 at home by Championship side Blackburn.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:49am

Wenger urges Arsenal to bounce back against Bayern

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Arsenal must now overcome German giants Bayern, last season's losing Champions League finalists, if they are to have any hope of ending their eight-year wait for a major trophy, with the Gunners a massive 21 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester United.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Gunners short on firepower says Arsene Wenger, despite 2-3 win at Brighton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Reuters

Giroud struck twice to see off the combative Championship outfit three days after his double in the 5-1 Premier League defeat of West Ham.

27 Jan 2013 - 12:38pm