Found December 12, 2012 on Soccerlens:
Arsenal’s business model restricts Wenger but benefits the club in long-term - originally posted on Arsene Wenger has never been under greater pressure in the 16 years he has spent as Arsenal manager. Following Arsenal’s penalty shoot out defeat at the hands of Bradford City in the League Cup, Wenger is being attacked over the same old issues. What Arsenal, and football fans in general, need to bear in mind is that the Frenchman is working within a strict business model engineered to benefit the club over the coming seasons. Any Arsenal fan would happily bear the current form of the side and the recent record of the side if it meant a solid chance of winning the Premier League title and the European Cup over the next three to four years. However, football fans are an impatient bunch so it’s important to look at Arsenal’s immediate objectives and how they can grow and recover from this latest setback. A number of media sources are talking about how Everton and in parti...

Wenger has funds to boost squad

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has apologised to Gunners fans for the Capital One Cup humiliation by Bradford and promised that Arsene Wenger has significant money to spend, according to the club's supporters trust. Gazidis met members of the Arsenal Supporters' Trust on Wednesday night where he was pressed on the deepening crisis at the club. AST spokesman Tim Payton...

How long will Wenger last at Arsenal?

Poking out of his signature knee-length coat he wore a face even more crinkled and crumpled up than usual. Arsene Wenger looked on, aghast, as his Arsenal side went behind to fourth-tier Bradford City in Tuesday's League Cup quarterfinals. He raised his arms in disgust, failing even to begin to comprehend what was unfolding before him. The 24,000 or so gleeful home fans in...

Wenger reacts after Arsenal’s disgrace in Capital One Cup

Capital One Cup Quarterfinals – Bradford 1-1 Arsenal (PK’s 3-2) Arsene Wenger’s post game quotes: on the game… It’s disappointing, but congratulations to Bradford. They defended well [and] started stronger than us. In the second half of extra-time it was all us but we couldn’t convert our chances. They defended very well. It was a typical cup game on a difficult but playable...

Cup exit leaves Arsenal at new low

Lurching from one humiliation to another, Arsenal seems further away than ever from ending a seven-year wait for silverware that is testing the patience of fans and ramping up the scrutiny on long-serving manager Arsene Wenger. The most troubled season of Wenger's 16-year reign reached a new low when a virtually full-strength Arsenal was eliminated on penalties by fourth-tier...

Arsenal set to change youth policy in League Cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to change his policy of predominantly using younger players in the League Cup as he seeks to end the club's seven-year trophy drought. The Gunners play Bradford in the quarterfinals Tuesday and Wenger is expected to field a strong team in what looks to be its best chance of a title. After all, the players have six days to recover afterward...

Capital One Cup: Bradford City Vs. Arsenal

Bradford City – Arsenal Tuesday, December 12 (2:45PM EST) (beIN Sport USA) A victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday at the Emirates could get Arsene Wenger’s side back on track. Avoiding an upset in the Capital One Cup will be very important for the Gunners on Tuesday night. Arsenal got two questionable penalty’s on [...]

Afriyie Acquah: The Next ‘essien’ On The Rise

Afriyie Acquah has bee touted as carbon copy of Michael Essien Arsenal have been linked with a move for £10 million pound rated Afriyie Acquah, a young Ghanaian midfielder who has impressed so much in his short time in Serie A that he has drawn comparisons with Michael Essien. Nothing much new for Arsene Wenger you would think, but the 20 year old from Sunyani has taken a different...

Ferguson considers double swoop

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... THE SUN Arsenal stars fear Arsene Wenger's relationship with his new assistant Steve Bould is breaking down. Everton boss David Moyes is set to spend £15million on PSG forward Kevin Gameiro and Toulouse...

Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City or Arsenal – Which EPL team will sign Llorente?

Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City or Arsenal – Which EPL team will sign Llorente? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAthletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has revealed his interest in signing for a Premier League club when his contract at the Spanish club expires next summer. Which EPL team will sign the Spaniard? Fernando Llorente has been in the news since he refused to...
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