The Telegraph is today reporting that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has lowered his sights in the search to end the club’s five year trophy drought.
Back in February, Wenger had reportedly asked: “If you win the League Cup, can you honestly say you have won a trophy?” But according to long-time cohort and friend Gerard Houllier, the Frenchman now has his sights set on that same trophy.
Wenger’s Gunners overcame Houllier’s Aston Villa 4-2 on Saturday, and when asked about Wenger’s League Cup aspirations the Frenchman replied: “I think he is playing the League Cup fully.”
Arshavin backs Russia bid.
Andrei Arshavin has spoken out in support of Russia’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018. The Arsenal star believes that staging the competition would “change Russia,” and feels that it would leave a legacy which could last for generations.
According to ESPN he said: “It is my duty to support the development of football throughout my country. We have never had a World Cup, [and] hosting it here would open up new minds and new hearts for the game. It would be a completely new chapter for the FIFA World Cup itself. Secondly, it would galvanise our game at every level. For me as a footballer, the grassroots game, coaching and education, training opportunities and of course stadiums, play a pivotal role in the sport.”
Wenger to stay on.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that the day he stops caring about success is the day he will retire from football – but has said that the club is more important to him than his own reputation.
According to the UKPA, Wenger said: “What matters to me is Arsenal FC more than my reputation. I want people who love Arsenal to be happy and I try to give them that happiness. Of course I have my pride, I want to achieve as much as I can and give my best, and I don’t think I will ever change on that front.”