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Arsenal face Liverpool Ladies on Tuesday night fresh from one of the most disappointing league results in their history. Yeovil collected their first WSL point just a week ago and have still yet to score a goal this season, but managed to hold the Gunners to a hugely disappointing 0-0 draw which leaves their hopes […]
Per Mertesacker says he hopes Arsenal find a ‘good fit’ when they start looking for Arsene Wenger’s successor and believes the club is dedicated to protecting the values brought to the fore by the outgoing Frenchman. “To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club,” read a line of Wenger’s statement […]
Arsenal have confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has suffered ligament damage to his ankle after he went off injured in the 4-1 win over West Ham on Sunday. The Egyptian international landed awkwardly towards the end of the first period, and after some lengthy treatment left the field on a stretcher. In a statement on the […]
As is customary at this time of the year, the kit pictures for the upcoming season start to emerge. As is also customary, the folks at Footy Headlines seem to get them first, and they’ve revealed next season’s home kit, which you can see below. This is going to be the final year of the […]
Laurent Koscielny admits Arsenal have fallen short of the targets they set themselves at the beginning of the season but urged frustrated fans to get behind the club as they pay respect to Arsene Wenger in the final weeks of his time at the club. While the Gunners poor form on the road has killed […]
The Frenchman will doubtless receive a vociferous send-off in due course but the crowd’s response was low-key during the 4-1 victory over West ham
The promise had come from Ivan Gazidis. Arsène Wenger’s final game at the Emirates Stadium, the chief executive thundered, would feature “a send-off that the world will take notice of”. That is for later – 6 May against Burnley, to be precise. But what of the manager’s third last home match and, more importantly, the first since the announcement on Friday that he would walk away from Arsenal at the end of the season?
The hope and, indeed, the expectation had been for an outpouring of affection to mirror that seen from within the game and across social media since the bombshell was dropped. The idea from the club was also that the players would be galvanised for one final push – primarily to see them win the Europa League and salvage the season. They are back here on Thursday night for the first leg of the semi-final against Atlético Madrid – an occasion that Gazidis believes will be “electric”.Continue reading...
The Hatters’ promotion from the fourth tier stirs memories of being a ballboy when they won the League Cup with an underdog comeback worthy of Rocky
Tuesday marks the 30-year anniversary of one of the great Wembley cup finals – perhaps even the greatest. It was Luton versus Arsenal in the League Cup, underdog versus coming force, and to these eyes it had everything: four goals and a penalty save in the last 19 minutes, a whirler‑twirler of a match that swung one way and then the other and ended in a shock 3-2 win. Then again I am horribly biased, given I enjoyed my only experience as a ballboy that day.
Even as a 13-year-old it felt like an out-of-body experience. How many kids are fortunate enough to get changed in a Wembley dressing room – in my case swapping a Luton Schools Under-13 side shirt and tie for an official white and green Littlewoods Cup tracksuit? Or, as a few of us did before the game, get to play keepie‑uppie with the Luton midfielder, Danny Wilson, in the Wembley tunnel?
Luton celebrated by partying for 48 hours and damaging the trophy. We ballboys had to settle for some cold chipsContinue reading...
This morning’s tittle-tattle is feeling the heat
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the first Mill since Arsène’s Big Announcement. You are reading history. Savour the moment. Savour the exclusivity. Print this out and frame it on your favourite wall. Although be advised: the Mill has absolutely no news to bring you regarding Arsenal’s next manager, with the press not even mustering the imagination to link Igors Stepanovs, Gunnersaurus, Nicklas Bendtner, Tim Sherwood or Claude and Ty with the hallowed vacancy. Wenger out! This is a disgrace.
Still, at least we can shed some light on where Wenger might be heading next. Paris Saint-Germain are sniffing around, offering Wenger a chance to experience Neymar’s ego, and it seems that there is also interest from Borussia Dortmund, who will look to replace Peter Stöger at the end of the season.Continue reading...
Arsenal manager seizes opportunity to talk about how worldwide image of the club has taken a battering, not helped by fans inside the Emirates
It was never going to be a totally normal day. Even if so much of it slipped into the old routines – Arsenal played with every typical Arsenal characteristic and the crowd watched on without getting overly dramatic – there was a surreal sense that underneath it all nobody quite knew what to do about the bombshell. It felt like that quintessentially English thing of having a cup of tea or talking about the weather rather than delving into the deep emotional consequences of a turn of events everybody really cares about.
During the game itself Arsène Wenger tried to do the same, focusing on the job still at hand and not much else. But afterwards, entering the press room to face his first inquisition, feeling the intense currents coursing round as the questions rattled from the floor in search for finer details surrounding Wenger’s big decision, the man himself began to open up.Continue reading...
• Former Arsenal vice-chairman reveals manager is in demand• Dein says Wenger will find leaving Arsenal like a bereavement
The former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein believes Arsène Wenger will have “no shortage of offers” to continue his managerial career and has said that interest in the 68-year-old is already building.
Wenger announced on Friday that he would stand down at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge of Arsenal. Dein, who brought Wenger to the club in 1996, is certain the Frenchman will be in high demand.Continue reading...