Found October 25, 2011 on
The Gunners currently sit seventh in the standings after poor results early in the campaign hindered their progress. Arsene Wenger's men seem to be getting back on course having won their last two league encounters at home to Stoke and Sunderland. And German centre-back Mertesacker, a summer arrival at Emirates Stadium from Werder Bremen, insists finishing in the top four, as well as progressing in the UEFA Champions League, are Arsenal's main objectives. "The table is very important for us now," Mertesacker told Sky Sports News. "To be in the first four is kind of a target everybody has at this club. In the Champions League we want to go through. It's a hard wait. "I'm very confident and I think we'll do this." Mertesacker arrived at Arsenal on transfer deadline day and admits not being able to get acquainted with the team in pre-season has made it more difficult to settle in North London. But the 27-year-old feels things are coming together now the players who arrived late in the transfer window are better adjusted. "We have no time to do lots of work together but we have to use the games and work hard as a team," he added. "If we have no pre-season it's a difficult situation but now I've had my pre-season and we are doing well."
BEST OF MAXIM
Arsenal Arsene Wenger Bolton WanderersArsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with Ju Young Park’s performance in their Carling Cup win over Bolton Wanderers. The South Korea international was impressive on the night.read more
Arsenal Arsene Wenger SunderlandSunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson has welcomed praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.read more
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledges there is ''fear, even discontent'' among fans over the club's failure to win a trophy since 2005.
The Frenchman addressed shareholders' concerns at Arsenal's Annual General Meeting on Thursday following the club's worst start to a season in more than 50 years.
Wenger says ''I would personally like...
Despite starting the game with a number of young players, Arsenal battled their way past Bolton on Tuesday and will now wait for the Round 5 draw of the Carling Cup.
Speaking after the game, manager ...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted after the Gunners produced an impressive win against Bolton, on Tuesday, in the Carling Cup.
With Nico Yennaris, Sebastien Squillaci and Ignasi Miquel all in the starting line-up, the Gunners ...
Arsene Wenger concedes Arsenal’s Carling Cup final loss to Birmingham will haunt him, but insists his team want to compete...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger predicts big things from new signing Park Chu-Young and has defended the South Korean’s slow start...
Arsenal Arsene Wenger Robin van Persie World CupFrancis Coquelin admits he’s thrilled with his first team chances at Arsenal this season.read more
Arsenal Arsene Wenger Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur World CupArsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin admits he did not expect to have already been given a few opportunities in the first team this season.read more
Arsenal Arsene Wenger Southampton Theo WalcottArsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to quickly adapt to life at his new club after making a summer move from Southampton.read more
Marseille winger Andre Ayew has been flattered by the glowing comments from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The 62-year-old remarked last...