2011-04-25

Surprising Bolton crushed Arsenal hopes

Bolton defeated Arsenal 2-1 and frustrated the Gunners' dreams of a title for this season. Wenger's squad completed their third game without a victory, and now they have no chance to reach leaders Manchester United.

Tamir Cohen scored a dramatic goal in the last minutes of the match, and that was the end of the story for Arsenal this season. Chelsea's win over West Ham helped Ancelotti's team reach the second place of the table.

It's fair to mention that the result could have been even more tragic for Arsenal, since Bolton's striker Kevin Davies missed a penalty shoot.

"I am the one to blame" said Wenger after the game. "Our team didn't have the experience to react at the most important moments, and that's entirely my fault."

2011-04-17

Dramatic 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Liverpool

Arsenal could not defeat Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium and got a useless 1-1 draw. Robin van Persie scored the opener for the Gunners and Dirk Kuyt netted the equalizer in the very last second of the game.

As dramatic as it sounds, Wenger's men were victorius until minut 101, but a penalty shoot converted by Kuyt crashed Arsenal's hopes. The real winner of this game was Manchester United, absolute leader of the Premier League.

We must mention that Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher left the pitch unconscious after recieving a hard hit in the head. Fortunately, doctors say his condition is stable.

2011-04-10

Wenger backs the team's performance this season

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said that the second place in the Premier League is a success, and according to him, the team did a great effort to win as many games as they could this season.

This comes after being target of criticism, especially for not winning a title since 2005. The current season was promising, but losses to Birmingham in the FA Cup and to Barcelona in the Champions League were just too much for the fans.

"You must know that in times like these you have to trust these players and show strength. I won't pay attention to some people who have not worked half a day in football," Wenger blasted. "Those critics cannot imagine how much work is behind our strong squad, so I prefer not to listen to them."

2011-04-09

Gabriel Milito could be playing at Arsenal next season

The argentinian defender of Barcelona has not been starting the games with Guardiola, and Wenger believes he could be really useful in Arsenal.

Gabriel Milito, who is already 30 years old, is only the second option in Barcelona, where Puyol and Piqué are the lords of the defensive line. And that could be a great opportunity for Arsenal, where they need a leader in that zone of the field.