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Mar 29, 2014

City happy with draw, Wenger says Arsenal will fight to end

LONDON (Reuters) – Manager Manuel Pellegrini was content with Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Saturday, saying he expected the four title contenders to continue to drop points until the end of the season.

“It’s been a good week for us, gaining four points against Manchester United and Arsenal, both away games,” Chilean Pellegrini told reporters. “We had clear chances in the first half to win it and were a bit unlucky.

Mar 29, 2014

Soccer-City happy with draw, Wenger says Arsenal will fight to end

LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – Manager Manuel Pellegrini was content with Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Saturday, saying he expected the four title contenders to continue to drop points until the end of the season.

“It’s been a good week for us, gaining four points against Manchester United and Arsenal, both away games,” Chilean Pellegrini told reporters. “We had clear chances in the first half to win it and were a bit unlucky.

Mar 20, 2014

Wenger follows Chapman’s path to success at Arsenal

LONDON (Reuters) – When Arsene Wenger walked into Highbury Stadium for the first time in 1996, he was faced with the man whose legacy colours every aspect of Arsenal thinking.

At the top of the stairs in the marble entrance hall was a bronze bust of Herbert Chapman, the manager who turned the London club into English football’s dominant force in the 1930s.

Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-Wenger follows Chapman’s path to success at Arsenal

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – When Arsene Wenger walked into Highbury Stadium for the first time in 1996, he was faced with the man whose legacy colours every aspect of Arsenal thinking.

At the top of the stairs in the marble entrance hall was a bronze bust of Herbert Chapman, the manager who turned the London club into English football’s dominant force in the 1930s.

Mar 8, 2014

Ozil takes wing again to put Arsenal in FA Cup semi-finals

LONDON (Reuters) – A rejuvenated Mesut Ozil put Arsenal on the path to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley though Arsene Wenger and Everton manager Roberto Martinez agreed after the home side’s 4-1 win on Saturday the match had hinged on a miss by Ross Barkley.

Barkley, the most impressive player in a pulsating Cup tie, had set up Everton’s equaliser with a 60-yard run and pass before being presented with a clear shooting chance early in the second half with the score at 1-1. The young midfielder blazed narrowly over from 18 yards.

Mar 8, 2014

Soccer-Ozil takes wing again to put Arsenal in FA Cup semi-finals

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – A rejuvenated Mesut Ozil put Arsenal on the path to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley though Arsene Wenger and Everton manager Roberto Martinez agreed after the home side’s 4-1 win on Saturday the match had hinged on a miss by Ross Barkley.

Barkley, the most impressive player in a pulsating Cup tie, had set up Everton’s equaliser with a 60-yard run and pass before being presented with a clear shooting chance early in the second half with the score at 1-1. The young midfielder blazed narrowly over from 18 yards.

Feb 12, 2014

Arsenal retreat into shell to draw blank with United

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger acknowledged the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend forced his Arsenal side to retreat into their shells to avoid defeat at all cost against Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Londoners would have gone top with a win against the champions but few chances were created in a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

Feb 12, 2014

Soccer-Arsenal retreat into shell to draw blank with United

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Arsene Wenger acknowledged the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool at the weekend forced his Arsenal side to retreat into their shells to avoid defeat at all cost against Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Londoners would have gone top with a win against the champions but few chances were created in a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

Jan 18, 2014

Not invincible but Arsenal show no signs of faltering

LONDON (Reuters) – Manager Arsene Wenger was not quite accurate when he said Arsenal’s season was their best ever after 22 Premier League games played but he was not far off the mark.

The Gunners are top with 51 points, only one fewer than The Invincibles of 2003-04 at the same stage, and with each win a first title since that remarkable unbeaten season edges closer.

Jan 18, 2014

Soccer-Not invincible but Arsenal show no signs of faltering

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Manager Arsene Wenger was not quite accurate when he said Arsenal’s season was their best ever after 22 Premier League games played but he was not far off the mark.

The Gunners are top with 51 points, only one fewer than The Invincibles of 2003-04 at the same stage, and with each win a first title since that remarkable unbeaten season edges closer.