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Arsene Wenger Named His Favourite To Win World Cup

Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has named his favourite to win Qatar 2022, but not Argentina or Brazil.

Arsene Wenger picks France and believes France’s pre-World Cup setbacks could be a positive for Deschamps’ side in Qatar.

The reigning World Cup champions begin their defence against Australia on Tuesday evening,

while Didier Deschamps’ side will also play Denmark and Tunisia in Group D.

France are without several key players heading into the tournament, including Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Christopher Nkunku.

Wenger asked to name his pick to win the World Cup, he told Wettbasis:

‘My number-one favourite is France. Not because I’m French by birth but because this Equipe Tricolore has the best attack.

‘If Didier Deschamps manages to ensure the necessary stability on the defensive,

then the reigning world champion will have a good chance of successfully defending his title.

‘When you’re the reigning world champion, the biggest danger is not having any worries.

The teams that take it easy and aren’t focused enough on their task almost always get a nasty surprise and don’t stay in the race for long.

‘To be honest, I even consider it good news that the French national team has work to do.

As a result, she had to renew a few things and I am now firmly assuming that this can only have a positive effect on the performance in Doha,

because Didier Deschamps’ team will be even more focused as a result.’


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Wenger also believes Brazil, Argentina, England and Spain as France’s closest challengers.

‘In the past 12-15 months, the Brazilian national team has made the best impression.’

‘A very experienced side with a leader like Neymar who has been in fantastic shape for the last six months.

‘Argentina will certainly also be a factor to be reckoned with.

Lionel Messi will do everything to break this curse and finally become world champion.

‘England definitely has the potential to go far. Gareth Southgate’s team has always finished in the last four in previous tournaments. This is certainly no coincidence.

‘With Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and so on, England have plenty of young talent in their ranks.

‘I also see Spain, which should never be written off, because technically there is enormous potential in this team, especially with the defensive midfield duo of Pedri and Gavi.’

Arsenal Wenger: Arsenal Have Good Chance To Win Premier League This Season

The Frenchman Arsene Wenger believes his former team as head coach Arsenal have a “good chance” to win the Premier League this season after an impressive start to their new campaign.

Gunners have not won the Premier League since their invincible 2003-04 season.


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“They have a good chance this season because I don’t see any super dominating team.”

“I believe that it’s a good opportunity this season to do it.”


Arsenal face rivals Spurs in the North London derby after the international break on October 1.

For the teams playing in Europe, October is set to be a relentless month with a packed schedule leading up to the World Cup in Qatar which begins on November 20.

Wenger thinks the way the players handle their return from the World Cup back to the Premier League will be key.

“Of course it’s a special season as well because you have the World Cup in the middle you don’t know how much that will affect the performances of individual players of the teams,” added Wenger.

“Overall, it’s a good opportunity [for Arsenal] there this season.”

UCL: Arsene Wenge Favourites Between Real Madrid vs Man City Semi-Final Second Leg

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has predicted the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Manchester City won a thoroughly entertaining first leg 4-3 at the Etihad last week.

Wenger is backing Pep Guardiola’s men to finish the job at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

However, he has warned that City might be vulnerable at the back.


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When asked who are favourites, Wenger told beIN Sports: “City. They are the better team.

“The only thing with City, they can be vulnerable when Walker doesn’t play in that defence.

“When they have [Joao] Cancelo and Walker they can deal well with the passes in behind the defenders.

When Walker is not there, they are a bit more vulnerable.”

'I Want Wenger To Be More Present At Arsenal' Says Arteta

Mikel Arteta reveals Arsene Wenger was his inspiration to become a football manager and has invited the Frenchman to take up a role at the club again.

Arsene Wenger, 71, left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years in charge and is now working as FIFA’s chief of global football development.

Arteta played under Wenger for five years before retiring in 2016 and moving into a coaching role at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.

Mikel Arteta returned to Arsenal as head coach in December 2019 and credits his former boss for giving him the belief to start a career in management.

He revealed to Sky Sports News at the premiere of “Arsene Wenger Invincible” on Tuesday night.


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Arteta said:

“If it was not for him I would not be in the position I am today and I wouldn’t have enjoyed the career I had.

“100 per cent. I was still young and I had my ideas, but he was a different level of inspiration on how I looked at the game.

“He was very good at being able to transmit what a football club meant into the players and he put different question marks on me.

That is why I started to study and take coaching much more seriously.

“I would like him to be more present at the club.

I think the players would love him, benefit, and be inspired to have him around and I think for the club it would be a huge boost.

“It was so intense for him for over 20 years and you need to get away a little bit, but I think it would be so beneficial for all parties to have him more present.”

Per Mertesacker Reveals How Long It Will Takes Arsenal Before They Could Back On Champions League

Mertesacker admits a return to elite European football may still be a few years away.


The former Gunners defender, who is now head of the club’s academy believes Arsenal,

may still out of Champions League for another “two or three years”, but he has urged patience with Mikel Arteta.

Gunners have failed to qualify for elite European competition since Arsene Wenger was still at the helm,

with their last top-four finish coming back in 2015-16.

Mikel Arteta is the man charged with the task of reversing that trend.

And despite questions being asked of the Spaniard’s ability to deliver on lofty expectations.

Mertesacker insists he is the right man for the job.


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Former Arsenal defender told The Beautiful Game Podcast

of the current state of affairs at Emirates Stadium’

“Massive transition, that’s what I would class it as.

I think it was clear when Arsene left the void that needed to be filled wouldn’t get sorted in a couple of seasons, or three to four years.

“You always want the shortcut, you know, bang straight back into the Champions League.

straight back into being successful. I think even myself, realising and working now with the academy.

Going more long-term developmental, I think we see kind of similar-ish traits in the first team.

And I hope that Mikel gets the time that he needs.”

Mertesacker added:

“I want to be successful tomorrow, I want to go back in the Champions League tomorrow.

And i want to speak to people and say ‘listen, we have got the best club in the world,

who challenges for titles every single year’. That’s not the reality.

I think the earlier we get on the train of we are in a big, big transition still [the better].

“To have sustainable success there needs to be some trust.

I’m all for trusting people in people. If Mikel Arteta, and I perceive him to be the right person,

let’s give him the trust and the development squad that he can take to the next level that will achieve Champions League football, maybe in two or three years.

Monday Transfer Rumours And Others Talk: Phillips, Olmo, Fofana, Rodriguez, Isak, Dembele, Vlahovic

  • Barcelona are targeting RB Leipzig‘s Dani Olmo – with Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich also showing an interest in the 23-year-old winger. (Marca, in Spanish)




  • Chelsea and England star Mason Mount is set to become the latest big name to change agents and entrust his father to handle his affairs.(Daily Mail)




  • Marc Overmars has hinted he would like Edu’s job at Arsenal one day.(The sun)




  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants the club to sign Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25, for next season. (Fichajes, in Spanish)




  • Everton will get a clear run at signing Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson in the next transfer window as rivals Liverpool won’t bid. (The sun)




  • Leicester City’s French defender Wesley Fofana, 20, says Real Madrid is the “biggest club in the world” and that it is his “dream” to play there. (YouTube, via Marca)

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• Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah Moves Close On Drogba’s Record


• Harvey Elliott: Liverpool Young Star Suffers Serious Injury

  • Everton failed to offload Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez because of the 30-year-old’s £250-000-a-week salary. (Football Insider) 

  • Barcelona are interested in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, though they do not view the 24-year-old Belgium international as a priority. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

  • Everton will get a clear run at Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson in the next transfer window after Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign the 19-year-old Scotland international. (Sun)

  • England U21 midfielder Dwight McNeil, 21, says he is happy at Burnley and did not receive any transfer offers over the summer despite being linked with a move away from Turf Moor. (Lancs Live)

  • A number of Premier League clubs remain keen on Alexander Isak, 21, despite the Sweden striker signing a new long-term contract with Real Sociedad. Arsenal and Chelsea have shown interest previously. (Fichajes via Teamtalk)

  • Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Ajax about the possibility of signing 20-year-old Dutch defender Jurrien Timber. (Todofichajes in Spanish)

  • Barcelona are planning to hold talks with Ousmane Dembele’s agent about extending the 24-year-old France forward’s contract, but no meeting has yet taken place. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

  • AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, 24, is attracting interest from Barcelona – but they face competition from Liverpool, Tottenham and Paris St-Germain for the Ivory Coast midfielder. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

  • Serbia’s 21-year-old striker Dusan Vlahovic, who attracted interest from Tottenham and Atletico Madrid in the summer, is in talks about extending his deal with Fiorentina. (Fabrizio Romano)

  • France playmaker Houssem Aouar, 23, has played down links with Arsenal and says he wants to help Lyon qualify for the Champions League. (Metro)




  • Manchester City are ready to fight Manchester United in the battle for Declan Rice next summer. (The sun)



  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he might have to rest Cristiano Ronaldo to get the best out of the veteran superstar. (The sun)



  • There is some doubt over Alexandre Lacazette’s future at Arsenal after the club reportedly tried to replace him during the summer transfer window. (Daily mail)



  • Super agent Jorge Mendes was spotted in cordial conversation with Ed Woodward in the directors’ box at Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United homecoming on Saturday. (Daily mail)



  • John Terry could throw his hat in the ring for the manager job at Nottingham Forest, should the two-time European Cup winners part ways with current boss Chris Hughton.(Daily Mirror)



  • Kylian Mbappe was booed by a section of Paris Saint-Germain supporters during their game with Clermont Foot following his Real Madrid summer transfer saga. (Daily Mirror)



  • La Liga president Javier Tebas has admitted that the exit of Lionel Messi from Barcelona was a “painful” moment for the league. (Daily Mirror)



  • Arsene Wenger has expressed his sympathy with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal over their particularly difficult start to the new season. (The mirror)



  • Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal’s dismal start to the season had left him “just wanting to hit yourself” as he opened up on the personal strain he experienced after their three gruelling defeats. (The daily telegraph)



  • Rangers star Ianis Hagi is “feeling better and better” – and crucially the playmaker has not been forced to isolate in North Macedonia. (The daily Record)

Arsene Wenger Ruled Out Possible Return As Arsenal Coach

The 71 years old man spent 22 years in charge of the Gunners before,walking away in 2018.

Arsene Wenger has ruled out any chance of him accepting an SOS call from Arsenal,

with the legendary former Gunners boss claiming to be “just a fan” of a club he,

dedicated 22 years of his life to between 1996 and 2018.

Change in the dugout at Emirates Stadium is being mooted on the back of a pointless,

start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign from Mikel Arteta’s troops.

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An expensively-assembled squad continues to underperform, with similar issues,

stretching back to the end of Wenger’s tenure, but the hope is that a £145 million ($200m) summer spend will help to deliver a reversal in fortune.

Quizzed by BILD Live on whether he could be tempted back to north London, Wenger,

who is now FIFA’s chief of global football development – said: “I’m 71.

“I’ve given this club the best years of my life.

“Today the club is in good shape. They had two tough games, the team has potential and I hope they can come back.

“At the moment I’m just a fan.”

Wenger took in 1,235 games as Arsenal manager, winning 707 of those and suffering just 248 defeats.

Arsene Wenger Predicts Haaland England Move.

The Norway forward is being follow by top teams across Europe, but Wenger is sure he will follow the money to England

Erling Haaland will find the lure of playing in the Premier League impossible to resist,

claims former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The Borussia Dortmund striker has been linked with several of Europe’s top teams in recent years,

with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea all reported to be interested.

English teams are not the only ones in the frame, however, as Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been linked to the Leeds-born star.

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Arsene Wenger Views

Wenger believes Haaland, 21, will return to his country of birth before long, telling Bild Live:

 “I think that will happen. The economic power of the Premier League is too strong.

“English football is dominant because it is where the most money is.

The best players always go the best way to make the most money.”

The French coach is convinced Haaland will continue to develop into one of the world’s,

top strikers, alongside 21-year-old PSG star Kylian Mbappe.

“Haaland is likely to be the next high-profile goalscorer after Mbappe. He’s a super talent,” Wenger added.

“His ambition, his will to score goals and the ability to fight in a duel [set him apart].

He’s there and wants to win, there is something in him that is great for a striker.”

Haaland stat for Dortmund

Since joining Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, Haaland has scored 63 times in 64 competitive games.

He is already off to a solid start this season,

netting three goals and registering two assists in as many Bundesliga matches.

Haaland also found the net for Norway as they drew 1-1 with Netherlands on Wednesday.