Jose Mourinho cried when he discovered that he would not be replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, according to a book due to be published in Spain tomorrow. Prepárense Para Perder (Prepare To Lose), written by journalist Diego Torres, claims that Mourinho thought he was nailed-on to be Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says the club should sell Wayne Rooney if he wants to leave. The Republic of Ireland international said that Rooney should be allowed to go, even if it means selling him to Premier League title rivals Chelsea. He said: "I think if the player wants to leave, and it's a [.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refused to comment on Manchester United boss David Moyes because he doesn't want to be accused of mind games. The Special One said that talking positively about the champions' new manager would be perceived as mind games in the media. And he hinted that it would be exactly the same [.
1. Chelsea know how to win these trophies against the run of play. They were inferior to Benfica for huge chunks of this match, but Bayern Munich will testify that counts for little. 2. "Winners of Europe's second most prestigious club competition, we know what we are" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
Rafa Benitez has finally let the water-off-a-duck's-back approach to the hostile treatment he's received since arrived at Chelsea slip as he hit out at the club and its supporters. The Blues boss also confirmed he will leave his post at the end of the season. He criticised the club's hierarchy for undermining his position by [.
Rafa Benitez is beloved by Liverpool fans. He can't help but tell them exactly what they want to hear, even when he's starting a new job at a completely different club. The Spaniard used his first round of interviews as Chelsea's interim manager to hit out at former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
Juventus youngster Paul Pogba says he turned rejected the advances of Arsenal or Chelsea in the summer. The former Manchester United player claims his love of Juventus meant he only ever wanted to stay in Serie A. He told Sky Sports Italia: "Were there other clubs chasing me? Yes, but I had my mind only [.
After eight years without a trophy, it is quite understandable that Arsenal fans have become frustrated and desperate to win another. When you consider this is the same club that just 10 years won the Premier League title, becoming the first, and still the only, side to do it without losing a single match, eight [.
@MesutOzil1088 and Arsene #Wenger in the press conference that shows once and for all that #OzilisaGunner #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/xHgEv5CjdK Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 12, 2013 Record signing Mesut Ozil says he can't promise to bring trophies to Arsenal but says the squad are capable of winning the Premier League.
Juan Mata insists he is happy at Chelsea despite a series of rumour linking him with a move away from the club during the transfer window. The 25-year-old was being touted for a transfer to Manchester United, Arsenal or Paris St-Germain over the summer, but none of those moves materialised. Mata claims he is committed [.
The most expensive footballer of all-time, Gareth Bale, says he would have left Tottenham for Real Madrid even if his former club had qualified for the Champions League last season. Spurs were pipped to fourth place and Champions League football by north London rivals Arsenal last term. But Bale says he would have still left [.
"I'm about doing the things well for the club I love so I'm happy that we are back on track" http://t.co/dGDT802Zyu pic.twitter.com/vEmra8kvz8 Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 25, 2013 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims the club's supporters have been brainwashed by the media. The Frenchman said that an over-the-top reaction to the Gunners' activities on [.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says the club's wantaway star Luis Suarez is too good for them. Carra, Suarez's team-mate until his retirement at the end of last season, claims that the 26-year-old striker is one of the best players in the world, while his former team can no longer claim to be one of the [.
Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Much has been made of Arsenal players who left the club and have gone on to achieve success – Thierry Henry fulfilled his European ambitions with Barcelona and picked up a couple of La Liga titles along the way, Ashley Cole won pretty much every trophy available in club football after his controversial move to Chelsea, and even Emmanuele Eboue has two league title now.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised a lot in recent years, as it seemed ever more likely that we would not regain glory under his management, however many fans are forgetting what he has done for the club during his 17 year reign, as well as the figure he represents the club as.
There is a strange feeling around Arsenal Football Club at the minute, especially among the players. It is an unusual sensation, characterised by being able to sleep soundly at night without waking up in a cold sweat after having a nightmare about being chased by a crazed potato(or spud) down the Seven Sisters road.
What can Arsenal Fan's expect from this new Era at the Club? by Josh09
So what does a new era at Arsenal really mean, well Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis came out quickly in an interview shortly after the premier league season was over, answering questions on Arsenal's financial situation at the current time, and the views and plans to take the club forward and win trophies.
@danny1512boy no comment... LOL pic.twitter.com/PRTw9NuF6M Benoit Assou-Ekotto (@AssouEkotto) July 4, 2013 Spurs left-back Benoit Assou Ekotto got his own back on an internet troll with some trolling of his own. The Arsenal fan, Daniel Stevenson, contacted Assou Ekotto on Twitter to serve up some banter that was on par with his grammar.
Being a Londoner there is nothing more frustrating than public transport, especially buses. You find yourself waiting absolutely ages, and then three come along at once. But you wait at the bus stop because you have faith that eventually one will arrive, and you believe that the TFL couldn't be so cruel as to discontinue the bus service just as you get there.
Wilshere has announced something that will give all Arsenal fans a sigh of relief after small reports speculated that perhaps Arsenal could lose one of their star players once again this summer. However this time around the player in question, Jack Wilshere was quick to diminish reports stating; "Obviously, I'm flattered.
After Koscienly's comments yesterday some Arsenal fans seem to be getting on his back. Saying that no player is bigger than the club and he should focus on doing his job as a footballer rather than talking about our business. Now I agree and disagree with what fans are saying.
This article wouldn't be a pleasing sight for most of the Arsenal fans here. I would have come up with some extremely horrifying comments if this was some one else's writing. But in all fairness, I pondered over the plight of Arsenal and the Premier league and couldn't resist sharing them with you.
Many people recently have criticized Arsene Wenger and his transfer policies, they say he is too stubborn and won't sign the players that Arsenal need. I used to agree with this opinion however after watching us finish fourth last weekend, I still think Arsene Wenger is the man for us.
I've mentioned in a couple of previous articles that our form at the tail end of last season was incredibly impressive. However, it goes back a little further than that. On the 1st December last year, we welcomed high flyers Swansea to the Emirates.
The Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis yesterday gave his usual rousing speech about Arsenal aiming to win trophies next season, not simply aim for the Top Four. He has vowed to back Arsene Wenger in the transfer market to give the Gunners the toools to win trophies.
With the renewals of season tickets set to begin today, Gazidis said: "It is important to reiterate that for everyone at the Club, qualification for the Champions League is not our ultimate ambition.
Well done Arsenal. Now the serious work begins... by FD
As the dust settles on another Premier League campaign, Arsenal fans can look back on a satisfying final third of the season. While it may have been a little strange watching the celebrations of the Arsenal players at winning fourth place, with memories of the Invincibles still etched in our minds, we shouldn't begrudge them their plaudits.
The Cameroonian midfielder Alexander Song, has been the subject of many reports in Spain saying that he was unhappy with the amount of playing time he is getting at Barcelona, and would be keen to return to Arsenal to regain his regular place in the team.
But the player himself has now denied any such wish, and although he respectfully says that Arsenal are a very good team, they just don't quite measure up to Barcelona in the world rankings, and we can't really disagree with that right now can we?
It seems sometimes you just can't win (no pun intended). I'm not talking about a match, but when it comes to what the fans want. Actually, that's not true .... We the Arsenal fans want it all Champions League football, and competitiveness in all competitions.
The Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn is as aware of the rest of us that Arsene Wenger has more money in the bank than just about any other team in the world ready to invest in the tyransfer market. The rumours are saying that he has a minimum of £70million to strengthen the team, but Winterburn doesnt believe Wenger will be going for established stars.
The celebrated ex-Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman is not very impressed with Arsenal's ongoing battle to end up in the Top Four and secure a place in next year's Champions League, and thinks that the club should actually be challenging to win a trophy or two instead of aiming for Fourth.
Mikel Arteta has been a mainstay of Arsenal's midfield for the last two seasons, but is angry that the team keeps losing easy games and now have a fight on their hands to try and end up in the Champions League next year, which Arteta thinks is "unacceptable" for a club of Arsenal's stature.
He thinks that, especially if Arsenal fail to make the Top Four, the Board simply must use some of their massive profits to improve the Gunners squad for an assault on the title next season.
In the space of 8 years we have seen our club go from the edge of greatness, from consistently winning trophies every year and celebrating being arguably the best team of the world, to a team that struggles week in week out against much weaker opposition and we can now only dream of going far in competitions, let alone getting to the final and winning something.
Why Arsenal haven't won anything in seven years by Ix Techau
Is Arsenal going in the right direction? Since there is so much opinion on whether Wenger should go or not, I compiled some stats on Arsenal's success since Wenger took over in October 1996 compared to some of their closest rivals; Man utd; Chelsea; Liverpool.
Fellow Gooners, before you start reading this, I would like to make an appeal to you. There is no doubting that Arsene Wenger has achieved great things for our club and has made us proud of our team many times in the past decade and a half. This article is not a rant, its rather a constructive criticism of Wenger's recent performances.
The chorus ringing of ‘who are ya?' ringing around a stadium is the stupidest football chant man could conceive but for the Arsenal this question becomes profound. In my short life I have known Arsenal as ‘the defensive team', ‘the title winning team', the greatest premier league team', the 2nd best footballing team in the world, the selling team but.
After our last 3 results, a lot of Arsenal fans are rightfully livid at what is happening at the club. We are now 15 points off the top of the table. That is frankly embarrassing and at this rate, we could easily be 30 points off the top come May.
Marouane Fellaini says he has joined Manchester United because he wants to win trophies. The Belgium international was aware that former club Everton were keen for him to stay. But after five years at Goodison Park the 25-year-old felt it was time to move on to pursue his ambitions of winning silverware and playing in [.
Erik Lamela at 12 years old. With all his trophies. pic.twitter.com/V0fPXuik7H Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) August 22, 2013 Erik Lamela is just about to pack up and move to London ahead of his transfer to Tottenham. The question is, how many of these trophies will he be bringing with him? This photo has surfaced, [.
Due to Arsenal's (many) disastrous performances this season, many fans have called into question whether he is still the right man to lead Arsenal Football Club at this moment in time, and think that if Arsenal don't even manage to snatch Fourth Place this season then the (once) great man should stand down in the summer.
What are Arsenal's chances of silverware at the current moment? by KJ
After this weekend's results, there is quite a bit of renewed hope for this season's chance of silverware. We now sit 9 points off the top which is a lot more manageable than the previous 11 points. It's weird but you have to look at the multiples and all the permutations.