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‘Coquelin is a massive voice in the team’: Ox backs teammate

View image | When little known French prodigy Francis Coquelin was recalled from a loan spell in Charlton Athletic to deputize in defensive midfield, no one knew the injury concern at the club would be a blessing in disguise. Nine months on and ‘Le Coq’, as he’s fondly known, has established himself not only as a regular starter but ... Read More »

‘Mourinho should mind his own business’: Wright speaks out in defence of Wenger

View image | Arsenal legend Ian Wright has criticised Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho by stating that the Portuguese manager needs to accept that Wenger is more comfortable in his job, as per the Express. Mourinho launched a thinly-veiled dig at Wenger last week by claiming he’s the only manager in the Premier League who’s never under pressure. However, the former striker ... Read More »

Wenger: Competitiveness of the Premier League is bad for Champions League

View image | The Barclays Premier League is without a doubt the most competitive and entertaining League in the world, mainly because you can never quite rule out any side until the final whistle. Such has been the tale only seven games into the season, where title holders Chelsea find themselves in the bottom half of the League standings ... Read More »

[Injury Update] Coquelin might return for Champions League clash

View image | Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielder Francis Coquelin could return for Tuesday’s Champions League visit of Olympiacos at the Emirates Stadium, as per Arsenal’s official website. The 24 year old missed the midweek League Cup win over Tottenham after being forced off against Chelsea last weekend with a minor knee injury. The French manager suggested at his pre-match ... Read More »

Walcott: ‘I want to repay Wenger’s faith’

View image | Arsenal striker Theo Walcott feels he is only going to get better with his forward play and also promised to repay Wenger’s faith in him, as per Arsenal’s official website. The 26 year old played a crucial part in Arsenal producing a scintillating attacking performance to hand Leicester their first loss of the season, as the Gunners ... Read More »

Manager talks about victory and the title race

View image | Speaking after Arsenal’s high scoring win against the Foxes yesterday, manager Arsene Wenger praised the quality of both teams while also pointing out that several of his players had standout performances at the King Power Stadium. Ozil and Sanchez in particular were praised for delivering the goods after appearing to struggle for form in the early ... Read More »

Wenger: ‘Alexis Sanchez is world class’

View image | Manager Arsene Wenger restated his belief that Alexis Sanchez is a world-class player after the Chile forward scored a hat-trick in the 5-2 victory over Leicester City on Saturday, as per Sky Sports. The Chilean forward hadn’t found the back of the net since the start of the season; but against Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City he scored with all three of his ... Read More »

Wenger: I told Flamini he wasn’t going to start

View image | Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mathieu Flamini was informed in the summer that he would not be a first choice regular this season, as per Arsenal’s official website. Flamini had been a rather peripheral figure in the early weeks of the campaign, but was handed a rare start at White Hart Lane and he certainly seized the ... Read More »

Bellerin: ‘Mixing youth and experience has helped us succeed’

View image | Since making his full debut in September last year against Borussia Dortmund, Hector Bellerin has gone on to establish himself as a regular in Arsene Wenger’s back four; earning the starting berth ahead of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers at right-back. The Spaniard was one of 11 players under the age of 23 who featured for ... Read More »

‘Playing against the Spurs was cathartic for Flamini’

View image | Mathieu Flamini put on a star performance on Wednesday night, scoring twice to inspire the Gunners to a 2-1 victory that subsequently saw Tottenham Hotspur knocked out of the Capital One Cup. For a player who hadn’t made any appearances this season – not to mention that the 31-year old is not an avid goal scorer ... Read More »

Wenger praises high-flying Leicester ahead of Premier League tie

View image | After being promoted to the Barclays Premier League last season following a ten year hiatus, Leicester City have started the 2015/16 season with a bang; winning five of the eight games they have played played thus far. And as if that was not enough, the Foxes lie 4th in the League standings with 12 points, 2 ... Read More »

Walcott reveals his joy at being played up front

View image | After Arsene Wenger failed to sign a single forward during the summer transfer window – not even his trademark French teenage striker – Theo Walcott has been playing as a center forward for the Gunners this season. The England international has proven a viable alternative through the middle, scoring in the Premier League and Champions League ... Read More »

Mourinho launches yet another attack on Wenger

View image | Jose Mourinho has had another dig at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, claiming he is the only top flight manager not under pressure to deliver, as per the Express. The Portuguese coach was quizzed about the FA’s decision to slap Diego Costa with a three-match ban and rescind Gabriel’s dismissal during a press conference. However, Mourinho refused ... Read More »

Wenger takes the blame for Alexis’ lack of goals

View image | For a player that took the Premier League by storm following his switch from Nou Camp to the Emirates in 2014, Alexis Sanchez has had a rather quiet start to the 2015/16 season. Having already made five starts in the Premier League so far, no one would expect his goal tally to stand at zero; especially ... Read More »

Gabriel handed one-match ban for improper conduct

View image | Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has been handed a one-match ban by the FA after admitting to a charge of improper conduct. The 24 year old was sent off by referee Mike Dean in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, but later had the red card rescinded after the Gunners won their appeal against the decision. The ... Read More »