Articles tagged 'arsenal'

Zim coach for Arsenal project 29 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean coach Titus Sanangurai is part of the six Africans that have been selected to be part of the Arsenal Football Club Future Stars coaching programme. The project is part of the English Premiership giants' partnership with their WorldRemit, an online money transfer service. ...
Monaco boss blasts Arsenal 18 March 2015 LONDON - Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim said Arsenal “lacked respect” after Arsene Wenger's decision not to shake hands with him or congratulate his side after their 3-1 first-leg victory. The principality side were on the brink of elimination from the Champions League after Arsenal overwhelmed ...
Thierry Henry calls it a day 17 December 2014 LONDON - Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry will take a role at Sky Sports as a television pundit following his retirement from soccer.The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and Euro...
Mertesacker on standby for Besiktas 19 August 2014 LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering bringing defender Per Mertesacker back from his post-World Cup layoff early as injury cover for tonight's Champions League first leg playoff against Besiktas. Mertesacker and his Germany teammates Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski were given th...
The best EPL ever in prospect 16 August 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The global showpiece which is the English Premiership kicks off this afternoon with lots of intriguing promises from various clubs. Champions Manchester City have once again gone into the overdrive when it comes to recruitment by making use of billions from the oil money being p...
Wenger buoyant after Arsenal shine 12 August 2014 LONDON - Arsène Wenger praised his Arsenal players for creating a “positive platform” for the coming season with their 3-0 win against Manchester City in Sunday’s Community Shield and took particular heart from the team’s success in beating a fellow contender for the Premier League title. Goal...
Arsenal thrash City to win Shield 11 August 2014 LONDON - Arsenal, who went nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup in May, collected their second piece of silverware in three months when they crushed champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Arsenal thoroughly deserved their emphatic win in th...
'Gunners entering new era' 6 August 2014 LONDON - Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title again after being hamstrung for a decade by repaying the debt on their Emirates Stadium, according to Alisher Usmanov, the club’s second largest shareholder. “I think we begin a new era for Arsenal where we win trophies,” the Russian ...
Wenger hails FA Cup win 19 May 2014 LONDON - Arsenal's dramatic Wembley win against Hull City was the most important victory of Arsene Wenger's 18 years in charge, the five-times FA Cup winning manger said on Saturday. Despite winning eight major trophies including three Premier League titles, during his long reign at the club, ...
Gunners under pressure against Hull 17 May 2014 LONDON - The pressure is all on Arsenal ahead of today's FA Cup final against Hull City, but if they can end their nine-year trophy drought then good times lie ahead with Arsene Wenger at the helm, former midfielder Ray Parlour has told Reuters. The future of the French manager has been called...
Wenger seeks FA Cup boost 11 April 2014 LONDON - Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to use the FA Cup semi-final against holders Wigan to lift their shattered spirits.Wenger's side head to Wembley with their confidence in tatters after a miserable run ended their hopes of winning the Premier League and left them fighting ...
Gunners now becoming laughing stock 29 March 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Being an Arsenal supporter must be heart wrenching. For almost a decade now, one might argue, Arsenal supporters have become accustomed to failure and must by now have developed a thick skin. Only a few weeks back, I wrote on this platform singing the praises of Arsene Wenger...
Bayern oust Arsenal, Atletico cruise 12 March 2014 LONDON - Holders Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals, despite Arsenal earning a 1-1 draw in Bavaria in Tuesday's last 16, second-leg clash. A second-half Bastian Schweinsteiger goal gave Bayern a brief lead before Arsenal's Lukas Podolski equalised with a ...
Arsenal seems to like the title more 20 January 2014 JOHANNESBURG - I thought of touching on the standard of football at the ongoing Chan tournament that is currently taking place here in Mzansi on this platform but events taking place in the English Premiership and the way Arsenal continue to confound critics has forced me change tact. Arsene W...
Van Persie haunts Arsenal again 11 November 2013 LONDON - Robin van Persie turned on his old club by scoring the only goal of the game as champions Manchester United beat Premier League leaders Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to revive their title challenge. The Dutchman, who joined United in a £24 million move in August last year afte...
Lewandowski's late strike sinks Arsenal 23 October 2013 LONDON - Birthday greetings? Bottle of wine? The Beatles classic had a hollow ring for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund handed out a Champions League reality check on the day he turned 64. Robert Lewandowski's late volleyed winner earned Dortmund a 2-1 victory at a...
Arsenal back top, United held 20 October 2013 LONDON - Arsenal, temporarily knocked off top spot after Liverpool had played earlier in the day, returned to the summit of the Premier League when they beat Norwich City 4-1 on Saturday. Jack Wilshere's opener after 16 minutes at the Emirates Stadium capped a brilliant flowing move for the Gu...
Arsenal win, Chelsea back on track 2 October 2013 LONDON - Arsenal did not let down Arsene Wenger on what was his 17th anniversary as manager on Tuesday, easing to a 2-0 win over Napoli and taking a huge step towards the Champions League knockout stages. First-half goals by record signing Mesut Ozil and in-form Frenchman Olivier Giroud, his s...
Wenger on red alert 1 October 2013 LONDON - Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars that Napoli will be motivated to prove a point in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Wenger's side are brim full of confidence after opening up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday. Th...
Özil stars despite illness 16 September 2013 LONDON - Mesut Özil shrugged off the after effects of a stomach virus to inspire Arsenal to a tricky 3-1 victory at Sunderland whose manager, Paolo Di Canio, was sent off. Özil, newly arrived from Real Madrid for £42.5m, picked up the bug but recovered in time to set up Olivier Giroud for Arse...
All attention on English Premiership 12 July 2013 JOHANNESBURG - I thought long and hard about avoiding talking about the English Premiership when it is on recess and at a time when a number of off-season soccer tournaments have been taking place across the globe. But the English Premiership is the lifeblood of soccer in the world and there i...
Liverpool know what I want – Suarez 9 July 2013 LONDON - Luis Suárez has said he intends returning to Liverpool on 21 July but he qualified that by adding a phone call could change everything . The Liverpool striker has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid and told the Uruguay radio station Sport 890: There have been no off...