May 20 2013 Latest news:
Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal will make a better first of next season’s title race after securing a 16th consecutive crack at the Champions League.
Premier League: Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1
Theo Walcott was delighted to prove Arsenal’s doubters wrong and secure Champions League qualification at the expense of bitter rivals Tottenham with a 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed his current squad as one of the best he has ever assembled after they sealed Champions League football with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle on the final day of the Premier League season.
Line-ups: Newcastle v Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels his squad will finally be able to get the right mental preparation to hit the ground running at the start of the next season following a summer without speculation over the future of key players.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels UEFA should not continue to “reward failure” by allowing teams who do not qualify from the Champions League group stage to drop down into the Europa League.
Mike Ashley will share out £1million between Newcastle’s ancillary staff if the Magpies beat Arsenal tomorrow.
Arsene Wenger admits he would rather be involved in tomorrow’s all-or-nothing encounter at Newcastle than to just be going through the motions.
Jack Wilshere has hailed David Beckham as true great of the game.
Arsene Wenger has pinpointed the 2-0 Champions League victory at Bayern Munich as the moment Arsenal stepped out of the shadow of Robin van Persie and trained their sights on destroying Tottenham’s dream of a top-four finish.
Central defender Steven Taylor will return to the Newcastle squad for Sunday’s final day clash with Arsenal.
The Premier League has announced that a possible third-place play-off between Chelsea and Arsenal will take place at Villa Park on May 26 - a move which could jeopardise the Blues’ tour match against Manchester City in the USA scheduled for the day before.
Olivier Giroud has backed Arsenal to hold their nerve and beat Newcastle on Sunday to secure a top four Premier League finish at the expense of rivals Tottenham.
Arsene Wenger today admitted he once tried to sign David Beckham – but couldn’t afford his wages.
Arsene Wenger would “fancy” a play-off for Champions League qualification with Chelsea but has urged his team to stay focused on winning at Newcastle instead of worrying about that extraordinary possibility.
Arsenal have a major doubt over midfielder Mikel Arteta (calf) for Sunday’s final Premier League game at Newcastle.
Transfer news: Arsene Wenger has denied that Arsenal have made an approach for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney but says he is close to signing Auxerre forward Yaya Sanogo.
Arsenal’s Per Mertesackers is delighted to have become a key player for the Gunners and insists he has no plans to leave the club in the near future.
Lukas Podolski does not care who scores the goals to fire Arsenal into the Champions League next season - so long as they get there.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects another “game of musical chairs” as top clubs around Europe swap managers this summer - but has again stressed he is not planning to go anywhere just yet.
Roy Hodgson has recalled on-loan West Ham striker Andy Carroll to his England squad for two upcoming friendlies plus Frank Lampard, Gary Cahill and Ashley Cole, fresh from their Europa League success with Chelsea.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker issued his determination to help Arsenal finish the job of qualifying for the Champions League at Tottenham’s expense.
Mikel Arteta is the only Arsenal player that manager Arsene Wenger has doubts over for their final day trip to Newcastle.
Ground: Emirates Stadium (capacity 60,361).
Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1971, 1989, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2004.
FA Cup: 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1989, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005.
League Cup: 1987, 1993.
Fairs Cup: 1970.
Cup Winners’ Cup: 1994.
Leading goalscorer: Thierry Henry, 228.
Leading appearances: David O’Leary, 722.