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Arsenal Supporters Trust: 88% Want Arsene Wenger To Quit

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - a major arsenal supporters group has said 88 percent of its members want arsene wenger to be replaced as manager next season. the arsenal supporters trust (ast) conducted a survey ahead of its annual general meeting on monday, asking members whether wenger should see out the final year of his contract and stay on until next summer. 88 percent of the fans who responded said the board should end his contract after this season, with only seven percent in favour of him staying in charge. the organisation did not say how many of its around 2,500 members took part in the survey, but the results will be presented to arsenal ceo ivan gazidis this week wenger was given a two-year contract last summer by majority owner stan kroenke, but has seen his team go through arguably the roughest patch of his 22-year reign in recent weeks. the post arsenal supporters trust: 88% want arsene wenger to quit appeared first on   continue reading ...continue

Arsenal Expected To Sell Players Before Buying New Ones

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - arsenal are expected to sell players before they strengthen their squad in the remaining month of the summer transfer window. the club has signed alexandre lacazette and sead kolasinac but will look to sell several players before they consider making any new signings. arsenal have thirty three players in their senior squad. “the number is too high,” wenger said following their community shield win against chelsea on sunday. “we will let some players go. too much competition for places is detrimental, but not enough competition for places is detrimental as well.” it is understood arsenal are not in active talks over thomas lemar at monaco but have not entirely ended their interest in signing him this month after a bid was rejected last month. the post arsenal expected to sell players before buying appeared first on   continue reading ...continue

Arsenal Supporters Trust To Meet Ivan Gazidis Over Arsene Wenger's Future At The Club -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - the arsenal supporters trust (ast) will meet with gunners chief executive ivan gazidis at the emirates stadium this weekend to argue their case for the sacking of manager arsene wenger, according to evening standard a poll of the ast’s 1,000 members revealed that 88% believe the frenchman should be sacked due to the team’s underwhelming season and dismal run of form, and the organisation is due to present the results of the survey to gazidis arsenal have suffered five defeats in their last six matches in all competitions, a run of form that has cost them the efl cup and left them 13 points outside of the champions league positions, putting wenger under increased pressure to step down. “this poll of arsenal fans shows the overwhelming view is that arsene wenger should leave the club this summer,” an ast spokesperson is quoted as saying. “the responses to our survey showed huge affection and respect for arsene but also the view that he is no longer takin ...continue

Arsene Wenger Confirms Francis Coquelin Will Be Joining Valencia

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - arsene wenger has confirmed that francis coquelin is to leave the club for valencia this month. francis coquelin has been out of favour with the gunners this season, having been restricted to just one start and six substitute appearances in the premier league west ham united were touted as a potential destination for the frenchman but a bid failed to materialise, and now spanish side valencia have had an offer thought to be in the region of £12m accepted by wenger’s side. “he goes to valencia,” wenger told sky sports news. “h didn’t get enough games with us this season. he had an opportunity. i let him go.” the post arsene wenger confirms francis coquelin will be joining valencia appeared first on   continue reading ...continue

Alexis Sanchez A £70 Million Sacrifice, Says Arsene Wenger

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - arsenal paid a “huge price” when they decided to keep alexis sanchez on deadline day, according to arsenal manager arsene wenger. wenger rejected multiple bids from man city for the chile international, the highest of which totalled £60m, after failing in his attempt to sign thomas lemar from monaco for £92m. “you take sanchez into the final year of your contract, you sacrifice £60m-£70m income and then at the end of the season you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money,” wenger told bein sports. “so it has a huge price. so at some stage you have to make a decision you have to sacrifice one or two [players].” the move for lemar fell through with arsenal claiming they did not have enough time to complete the deal. but it has also been suggested that 21-year-old france forward did not want to move to a club outside the champions league. wenger also bemoaned the hyper-inflation in transfer fees that he says is ‘completely disconne ...continue

Arsene Wenger Still Wants Alexis Sanchez To Remain At Arsenal

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - arsenal boss arsene wenger has confirmed he wants alexis sanchez to stay at the club beyond the end of his current deal. the chile forward’s contract runs out next summer, with the player having so far refused to extend his stay in the capital. “i want alex to stay at the club and be one of the bug players of the future at this club,” wenger said in his press conference today. “he is one of the players the team has to be built around in the future. “personally i want him to commit to the club and be one of the carriers of the values of our team.” the post arsene wenger still wants alexis sanchez to remain at arsenal appeared first on   continue reading ...continue

Arsenal Should Let Go Of Wenger, Says Ian Wright — OsunDefender

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - former arsenal striker ian wright has called on cried out to  arsene wenger to step down as reports suggest his replacement task has already begun. the frenchman, under contract at the emirates until 2019, is under a growing pressure following a devastating performance in sunday’s 3-0 league cup defeat against manchester city their sixth loss in 12 games this year. arsenal are 10 points below a fourth-placed tottenham in the premier league and look likely to miss out on champions league football for the second time “there are excuses (from wenger) and he is mollycoddling a team,” wright told bbc radio. “whether he stays at the end of this season, i could not make a case. i am not sure anyone can. this development of mediocrity has to be arrested.” wright also had harsh words for american owner stan kroenke. “the owner has to take a lot of blame for this,” he said. “kroenke does not care. if he cared, wenger would not have got a two-year deal. “everyone else can start to see that ...continue

Africa's Richest Billionaire Dangote Vows To Sack Arsene Wenger Once He Buys Arsenal -

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - nigerian billionaire and africa’s richest man aliko dangote has vowed to sack arsene wenger if his long-promised takeover of arsenal is ever successful. the billionaire, who is valued at £10billion by forbes earlier this year, has publicly expressed his desire to take over at the emirates for several years and saw an initial bid to join arsenal’s hierarchy collapse in 2010. arsene wenger wins october bpl award in an interview with bloomberg, dangote said he’d consider making an offer once the construction of his $11 billion oil refinery in lagos is completed. “the first thing i would change is the coach. he has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck,” he said. arsenal’s biggest shareholder is american billionaire stan kroenke, who controls almost 67 percent of the company. earlier this year, russian billionaire alisher usmanov, who already holds a 30 percent stake, sought to buy out kroenke in an offer that valued arsenal at as much as 2 billion pounds ($2.6 bi ...continue

I Am Not Ready To Face Arsenal With Another Club - Arsene Wenger

Monday, May 14, 2018 - arsene wenger has admitted that he is “not ready” to face off against arsenal with another club. arsene wenger officially brought down the curtain on his 22-year managerial spell with the north london outfit on sunday afternoon with a 1-0 win over huddersfield town. wenger has already been approached by a number of sides, including offers from premier league teams, but the 28-year-old has hinted that his next job will lie away from english football. asked about the prospect of coming up against arsenal in the future, wenger told reporters: “i’m not ready for that at the moment. that would be very difficult. i don’t envisage that at the moment. “i had offers, yes of course, but i did not speak to anybody. i had many offers. when you come out of such a long process you cannot jump out the next morning and go to work somewhere else. it’s impossible. “herbert chapman – maybe our greatest manager – was from [huddersfield]. for ...continue

Arsene Wenger Will Continue As A Manager After Leaving Arsenal- Nigel Winterburn

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - former arsenal man nigel winterburn is not expecting arsene wenger to quit management after he leaves the club. winterburn, who won the title under wenger in 1998, says his old boss will not be short of options if he intends to continue his career in management. “i haven’t spoken to him for the last couple of months,” he said. “but, when i last spoke to him, and whenever you address arsene wenger, it is football, it is in his blood. “he absolutely loves it, he loves arsenal. i think it will hurt him a little bit to walk away from this football club, but, if you ask me ‘is he going to stay on as a director of arsenal?’ no, i don’ t think so. “i think arsene wenger still wants to manage and i think those offers will come flooding in at the end of the season. i think there will be some big, big teams in there, looking to see whether arsene can be tempted to join them.” “what i am looking at is the manager, when he come ...continue

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