Arsene Wenger

  • The Dutch can go all the way

    In his latest blog, Arsene Wenger touts the Netherlands as serious contenders to win the World Cup in South Africa.

    The Dutch take on Denmark in their opening Group E fixture, and the Arsenal manager believes Bert van Marwijk's side have the talent among their ranks to prevail.

    Wenger tells Eurosport TV's Soccer City show that, if the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Robin van Persie and Rafael van der Vaart can fire, the Netherlands can go all the way.


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  • Portugal can turn on the style

    Eurosport pundit Arsene Wenger believes that Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has instilled plenty of style into his side as they prepare to take on Spain for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

    Wenger also talks about his belief that video replays should be introduced into football following Frank Lampard's disallowed goal for England against Germany.


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  • Dutch paid for negative approach

    In his final World Cup video blog, Arsene Wenger says Spain were worthy champions as they were positive and tried to play the right way.
    Wenger is pleased the Spanish were rewarded for their approach, but was disappointed by a Netherlands side that concentrated too much on stopping their opponents, leaving attackers like Robin van Persie isolated.
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  • Argentina-Germany could be classic

    Arsene Wenger believes that Argentina and Germany could be a classic match and says the Germans have a "big chance".

    But the Arsenal boss says that the Germans will need to close Argentina down quickly if they are to win they game as Diego Maradona's men are too dangerous when they are allowed to play.

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  • Spain quality will show

    pundit Arsene Wenger looks ahead to Spain's must-win World Cup clash with
    Chile, and thinks they will have a slight edge.

    The Arsenal
    boss likes the way Chile play football, but thinks the European champions still
    have more individual quality to win the game.

    Check out
    Wenger's latest video blog here:

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  • World Cup Wenger: Advantage Spain

    Eurosport pundit and Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger thinks Spain have the slight edge ahead of their World Cup semi-final with Germany.

    He does admire Germany's movement on and off the ball but is concerned at how the absence of Thomas Mueller will affect them.

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  • Wenger backs Spain for glory

    In the first of his World Cup blogs for Eurosport, Arsene Wenger runs his expert eye over the European champions Spain.

    The Arsenal manager believes Vicente Del Bosque's side have what it takes to go all the way in South Africa, bettering the likes of Brazil and Argentina.

    Wenger tells Eurosport's Soccer City show that the Spaniard's technical ability is second to none, and he sees a great deal of his home nation's side of 1998 in them.

    Watch the full video below.

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  • Wenger: Small advantage Spain

    Arsene Wenger thinks that while Spain and the Netherlands are evenly matched and of high quality technically, the Spanish have the edge.

    In his second video blog, Wenger thinks the World Cup was hosted impeccably by South Africa but that some of the play leaves a lot to be desired.





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  • Dutch need to be careful

    Arsene Wenger reckons that the World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Uruguay will be closer than people think.

    While conceding that the Dutch are the stronger side, the Arsenal boss says that there are no easy games at this stage of the competition.

    Wenger picked out the previously derided Dutch defence and Wesley Sneijder as particular strong points of the Netherlands team.

    However, he also said that Uruguay's defence has been pretty mean and that striker Diego Forlan has been one of the stars of the tournament.

    Find out his complete thoughts on the match by watching his latest

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  • Van Persie key for Dutch

    Eurosport analyst Arsene Wenger picks out
    three Dutch players who have been integral to their side's progress to the
    World Cup final, including Arsenal's very own Robin van Persie.

    The Arsenal boss also identifies Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder as players who have been
    at the top of their game on the Oranje's way into Sunday's showpiece clash
    against Spain.

    But while much has been made of the
    Netherlands' attacking prowess, Wenger is also quick to point out that their
    defence has been a major strong point this tournament.

    Watch Wenger's latest video blog here:

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