Arsenal hope to erase painful memories against Bayern Munich

Per Mertesacker admits Arsenal need "two perfect games" to go through. Photo: EPA

Arsenal will be out to show they have learnt the lessons of last season’s painful home defeat by Bayern Munich when the sides meet again in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in London on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 10:40am

Manchester United slip 11 points behind Champions League places after drab draw at Arsenal

Wayne Rooney and Laurent Koscielny fight for the ball. Photo: EPA

Title challengers Arsenal and struggling champions Manchester United ground out a scoreless draw at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday on a drab night that caused further damage to the visitors’ ambitions in a lacklustre season.

13 Feb 2014 - 10:34am

Keep the faith, pleads embattled David Moyes

David Moyes is under pressure. Photo: EPA

Manchester United manager  David Moyes vowed that his struggling team’s fortunes will improve  if they keep faith with their current methods.

United head into Wednesday’s Premier League match at Arsenal having lost  five of their nine matches since the turn of the year.

12 Feb 2014 - 10:21am

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.

On his first league start since the opening day of an injury-curtailed season, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first goals in more than a year gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

3 Feb 2014 - 11:52pm

Arsenal struggle to hit top gear in draw with Southampton, while Liverpool and Manchester United cruise

Manchester United's Juan Mata looks on as teammate Robin van Persie celebrates his goal against  Cardiff City. Photo: Reuters

Arsenal’s wings were clipped in a 2-2 draw at Southampton as they missed a chance to soar four points clear in the English Premier League title race while Liverpool thrashed Everton and Manchester United beat Cardiff on Tuesday.

29 Jan 2014 - 10:20am

Wilshere’s smoking-hot shot rescues point for Gunners

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere unleashes the deflected equaliser against West Brom at The Hawthorns. Photo: AFP

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere responded to criticism over a photograph of him smoking by scoring the equaliser that rescued a 1-1 draw for the Premier League leaders at West Bromwich Albion.

7 Oct 2013 - 12:20pm

Arsenal release Arshavin, Denilson, Squillaci

Arsenal's Denilson (right) plays in Leeds in 2011. He will leave the club at the end of June. Photo: AFP

Arsenal announced on Wednesday that Russian playmaker Andrey Arshavin, Brazilian midfielder Denilson and French centre-back Sebastien Squillaci will all leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June.

All three players were expected to move on in the close season, after slipping down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tottenham brace for more Champions League heartache

Arsene Wenger

After appearing secure in the top four when they were seven points clear of Arsenal in March, Villas-Boas' side welcome Sunderland to White Hart Lane knowing even a victory may not be enough to clinch a place in Europe's premier club competition

19 May 2013 - 5:00am

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

Defence key to Champions League berth, says Walcott

Theo Walcott

London's leading clubs will continue their battle for Champions League places this weekend, with Arsenal striker Theo Walcott saying defence holds the key to qualifying for European club football's leading tournament.

4 May 2013 - 5:18am

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

Van Persie will be unfazed by Arsenal abuse: Ferguson

Alex Ferguson says fan abuse won't bother Robin van Persie.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he has no concerns about Robin van Persie facing abuse from fans of his former club Arsenal when they clash at the Emirates Stadium today.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Win is vital for Gunners but champions United won't ease off

Emmanuel Adebayor. Photo: AP

Arsenal's home clash with Manchester United is more vital for the hosts than the visitors, but the prospect of a record points total in the English Premier League may keep the champions interested enough to slow down the Gunners' charge towards a Champions League place.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:17am

Arsenal do just enough to return to third place

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta reacts after a foul from Fulham's English midfielder Steve Sidwell. Photo: AFP

Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League table with a 1-0 win at 10-man Fulham yesterday, while Reading and Queens Park Rangers slipped ever closer to relegation.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

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