Posts tagged: Wenger

MOU ADDS PRESSURE

Jose Mourinho is an absolute master of gamesmanship. The moment he realized that Arsenal is playing well and is surging towards the top quickly, he put a bit of pressure on them by claiming that they are one of the contenders for the League title now.

Chelsea is still 7 points ahead of Arsenal and they are going to be playing one more game than their London rivals. So, they are enjoying a good, healthy lead and thus, there is no need for them to start losing sweat just yet. Read more »

Arsene Wenger has lot to deal with Offensive Players

Arsene Wenger has an abundance of offensive players in his squad of Arsenal but the same thing cannot be said for other positions in the team with the center of the pitch lacking a defensive midfielder.  Mathieu Flamini and MikelArteta are reaching an age where it’s time to consider looking around for other players in the transfer market that can solve some of the problems that Arsenal has been displaying in this season.

Jack Wilshere is a top class central midfielder who can also perform as a defensive player in the pitch but the Welsh has been troubled with injuries and now rumors are claiming that Christoph Kramer of Bayer Leverkusen.

Christoph Kramer is a young player who is making waves in Germany for his performances but making a move for Kramer will cost Arsenal around £20million to sign him.

At the age of 23, Kramer has already lifted the World Cup title as the youngster performer for Germany in the finals when playing against Argentina but it was only for a few minutes as he had to be removed from the pitch due to an injury that he sustained but he does have enough experience playing in the big stage and would not be so pressured if he indeed makes a move to Arsenal or another top club.

Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira is one of the top priorities of Arsene Wenger in the midfield department of Arsenal but the veteran player could be a harder target to sign as there are many other clubs that are interested in signing Khedira in the January transfer window or when his contract with Real Madrid expires in a few months’ time.

Chelsea and Manchester United have revealed their interest in signing Sami Khedira and Arsenal would have a very difficult time trying to sign the German midfielder if those other clubs make a big offer for him.

WENGER RUES INJURIES

The manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, believes that the main reason behind the deterioration of his team’s performance in the recent past is the injury to the key players.

The Gunners were absolutely cruising towards the Premier League title in the first half of the season, but, they lost some of their premier guys due to injury setbacks in the middle of their campaign and that hurt them badly. They began going downhill and today, they are not even certain of ending the season in top 4 in the league table.

The fans of the club who were all praise for Wenger just a few months ago are now criticizing him big time and are even saying that he shouldn’t be offered a contract extension by the club owners.

Apart from the fans, Wenger has received a lot of criticism from football pundits as well who believe that the Frenchman has made some big tactical errors especially in the last few matches.

But, Wenger doesn’t seem to be admitting that. He reckons that more than anything else, it’s the injuries which has cost his team dearly in the latter half of this season.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Gunners boss said, “I believe if we had not been hit by the injuries at crucial times, we would perhaps have performed better than this. If you look at our squad at this point of time, we are without most of our top players.”

“However, there have been more positives than negatives from the season. We played some very good football especially at the start.”

“When you go through such tough phases, the most important thing is to stick together as a group.”

Arsenal is currently at the 4th position in the Premier League points table.

BACK ON TRACK

Arsene Wenger believes that the Gunners are back on track with the draw that they played against Manchester City the other day.

Arsenal had been going through a horrifying phase before that. They had had two tough games in a row and as a result, Wenger had to take excessive criticism, but, against City, his boys played with some dedication and despite being trailed by 1-0, they ended up securing one point to keep their league winning hopes alive.

According to Wenger, Arsenal has left the nightmarish period behind and they are only going to get better from here. Read more »

WENGER BACKS BENITEZ

The manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, thinks that Rafa Benitez wasn’t treated that well at Chelsea.

Benitez had been appointed as the interim Blues boss after the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo in the first half of the last season. From the first day, the Chelsea fans were not happy with this decision of the owners and they booed Benitez in quite a few home games. Read more »