Tottenham are welcome to Eden Hazard

I know that Arsenal fans (and Arsene Wenger) have always wanted the young Belgian international Eden Hazard to come to the Gunners, but I personally am sick of his never-ending pronouncements on where he would like to go when he moves this summer.

A couple of years ago the Lille midfielder seemed quite pleased to be linked to Arsenal, but nowadays he seems to whoring himself to every big team in Europe. I remember about a month ago that he said he wouldn’t go anywhere except Real Madrid.

Wenger trusts Van Persie’s commitment.

Boss Arsene Wenger dismissed the possibility that Robin Van Persie will leave the club after many reports have appeared in the press linking the Dutch striker with a possible leave from Emirates. Van Persie himself stated that he has no intention of leaving Arsenal, but the manager felt the need to defend his player.

“There is no better way [to show your commitment to the Club],” said Wenger.

“People speak about the length of contracts but what you want from a player, as long as he is at the Club, is to give absolutely 100 per cent. On that front you cannot fault Robin. He is committed, every day he is focused in training, and I am pleased that he got two goals again.

Wenger – I’m happy with what I see from Per.

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger praised his new transfer Per Mertesacker for the performances he had lately and for the way he is getting used to the English Premier League. The German centre-back was accustomed with slower games and much slower opponents, and that’s why playing in the Premier League is hard for him. He must adapt to the speed and pace of the game and it’s not easy for a tall footballer like him.

“He adapts quite well, he is getting more aggressive,” said the manager. “I like him personally, I think he is a very intelligent player and he will be a big asset for us.”

Wenger:”Walcott is a decisive player”

Arsene Wenger praised his winger Theo Walcott for the attitude he had lately and for the amount of work he puts in every training session. According to the French manager the Arsenal footballer is evolving into a better team player, and he will be a good asset for England’s national team at the Euro 2012.

“Yes, I think he has made progress as a team player,” said the manager. “He works very hard, Theo, because he’s naturally a guy who thinks ahead. And he works harder for the team. He is making progress, I think, this season.”

Wenger:”England are outsiders for Euro 2012”

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger said in the last conference press before the game against Sunderland that England’s national team has no chance in winning the Euro 2012, and that they would be better off with an English manager leading them towards European glory.

“Harry Redknapp is a candidate, he is English, he is ready, he is happy to do it and you [the media] have already chosen him, so don’t doubt it too much!”

“I always told you that for me the national team needs an English manager and I will never change that view for one minute.”

Wenger:”We must get Chamberlain to play in the centre”

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger offered his thoughts about the new Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the club’s official website. The manager thinks that Chamberlain must change his winger role into a centre midfielder role, but that he’s not yet ready to play in centre-midfield in a Premier League match.

“He is ahead of schedule,” the Frenchman told Arsenal Player. “Overall I think he has to add some ingredients to his game that will be absolutely necessary at the top but he has the basic talent – nobody can dispute that. “

Wenger:”It’s a time to transform everything into positive results”

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger was quoted on Arsenal’s official website saying that the game at White Hart Lane against Tottenham was one of the best games The Gunners played so far, and that they were not defeated due to a poor performance, but because of the “details”.

“I would have loved to have played three days later,” he told

“Because I felt the quality of performance was there but the outcome was very frustrating and somewhere I felt we punished ourselves.”

Arshavin:”I am expecting more from me”

Russian footballer Andrey Arshavin admits that he was not at his best this season, and he promises Arsenal’s fans they will see a spike in his performances. The winger managed to score once for The Gunners in the game against Swansea, but all in all his performances were slightly poor.

Arshavin declared for Arsenal’s official website:

“They should expect more from me, of course,”

“They should expect some more tricks, goals and unbelievable passes.

“To be honest I am still expecting more from me as well. But believe me, I do everything I can do.

Edu:”Santos will become a fan favourite”

Former Arsenal star Edu offered a statement for Arsenal’s official website about the new Brazilian Arsenal just bought Andre Santos. Edu seems to think that manager Arsene Wenger did an excellent job when he decided to bring in the left-back from Turkish team Fenerbahce, and that Santos will shortly become a fan favourite at the London club.

“He is a very good player and a very good guy,” Edu told “With the ball he is technically fantastic, a typical Brazilian player.

Lorient’s manager Gourcuff would like Arsenal’s Campbell for good

Lorient’s manager Christian Gourcuff offered a statement regarding Arsenal’s young prospect Joel Campbell. The striker who was just transferred by Arsene Wenger in the summer was then loaned out because he could not get a work permit in the UK. After a very short time spent in France at Lorient, the young striker is now wanted for good at the French team by his manager, and Gourcuff says he could improve the youngster furthermore if he would be allowed to stay for another year.

“It would be wonderful [if he could rejoin on loan], but I doubt it,” Gourcuff told