Monthly archives: March 2016

Wenger: No doubt I’ll be Arsenal manager next season

Arsene Wenger says he has no doubt that he’ll be Arsenal manager next season and again stressed that he’s completely committed to giving his best for the club. After exits from the FA Cup and Champions League, and with the Gunners’ title ambitions wilting in the face of the relentless form of Leicester City and Sp*rs, the Frenchman has come under intense pressure from both the fans and media over whether he’s the right man at the helm at the Emirates Speaking to beIN Sport during the international break the 66-year-old made clear that he still believes he is. “Look, you give your […]

Report from Arsenal’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference

This week Arsenal hosted their annual Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference at the Emirates, reports Tom Goom. Attending as both a physio specialising in sports injury and a lifelong Arsenal fan was an illuminating experience. It shed a little light on the ongoing question of why do we get so many injuries? Our medical team took centre stage as Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Colin Lewin and Shad Forsythe all spoke expertly about various topics. Shad was especially impressive, giving one the best presentations of the day. Bearing in mind who else was on the bill this was quite some achievement. He […]

Reports: Portuguese ‘wonder kid’ to sign

The Telegraph and The Mirror report this morning that Arsenal are set to sign Portuguese youngster Domingos Quina. The 16 year old was signed by Chelsea for their academy but has apparently quit before signing a scholarship deal, meaning he’s free to join another club. He’s apparently a number 10 and was brought up at Benfica before joining Chelsea. He’s represented Portugal at U17 level also. If he does join, he’ll be the latest addition to the playmaker types the club has at underage level with Ismael Bennacer and Dan Crowley the closest to first team action right now. We […]

Ozil calls for focus and summer reinforcements

Mesut Ozil says that it’s not impossible for Arsenal to win the league this season, and has urged the club to spend in the summer on the ‘reinforcements’ needed to win the title in the face of stiffer competition next campaign. Last summer Arsene Wenger’s only purchase was goalkeeper Petr Cech, although he did add midfielder Mohamed Elneny in January. However, with the likes of Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini, Kieran Gibbs, and David Ospina a mix of probable and potential departures, the Arsenal manager will have some gaps to fill in the transfer market. Speaking to Welt am […]

Iwobi emerges from Akpom’s shadow to make a name for himself

The careers of Alex Iwobi and Chuba Akpom have been interlinked from the very beginning. The pair, who are close friends, played together in a local team prior to joining Arsenal and both progressed through the ranks at the Hale End academy. There was a buzz of excitement about both players, but for many years the majority of the focus was on Akpom. It was the forward who featured for the U18s first, who started for the U21s as a first-year scholar and who made his senior debut aged 17. Prior to this season Akpom had nine Arsenal first-team appearances […]

Usmanov: Arsenal need Arsene Wenger

Arsenal’s second largest shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, says that Arsene Wenger must remain at the club despite discontent with the manager after another Premier League season looks like it’s going to end without the title. The Uzbeki oligarch has always backed the Frenchman, and says that he has to stay in charge of football matters, and oversee the succession to a new man when that time comes. Speaking to Rossiya24, he said, “Arsenal’s results are stable. They are always among the leaders of the English Premier League. This is a good and large sports business project, and I am pleased with […]

Behind the scenes: how Arsenal players relax

Speaking to the official site today, Alexis Sanchez revealed that he likes to play the piano to help take his mind of football and to relax. “I’m not an expert pianist but it does help me relax, because the whole day revolves around football. I go home, then football,” he said. “It allows me to disconnect from football and that’s really good for me.” Alexis has also got his two dogs, Ren and Stimpy, to keep him on the up and up, but it got us thinking here at Arseblog News – how do some of the other players chill […]

Exclusive: Alex Scott speaks about her trip to Iraq

Earlier this month, Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott visited a camp in Khanaqeen, Iraq for children and families who have been forced to flee their homes due to war. Alex visited a football project funded by The Arsenal Foundation, in partnership with Save the Children, who have funded two artificial football pitches for young people living in the camps. During the visit, Alex talked with some of the young girls who had lost their homes, the footage certainly made for emotional viewing. Immediately after Arsenal Ladies’ recent match against Reading Women, Tim Stillman caught up with Alex Scott to learn […]

Reports: Wilshere suffers another injury setback

Jack Wilshere has reportedly suffered yet another setback as he recovers from a broken leg, and it’s casting doubt over a return to first team action this season. Although the news has not yet been made official, sources we trust say that the midfielder’s long-awaited comeback for the Gunners won’t happen as soon as we would have liked – with eight games of this campaign still remaining. The 24-year-old, who has been blighted by ankle and fibula injuries throughout his career, suffered a fractured leg just days before the current campaign after an accidental collision in training. He went under […]