Arsene Wenger

Football

How Arsene Wenger's Rise and Fall Mirrors the End of Blairism and Cool Britannia

Blair’s Third Way and Wenger’s vitamin-infused tiki taka transformed their fields, were re-worked by others and then ceased to work.
Oscar Rickett
4.22.18
soccer

Wenger Signs A New Deal At Arsenal And God Help Me I'm OK With That

Arsenal reportedly has rewarded Wenger with a new contract after an FA Cup win this weekend.
Aaron Gordon
5.30.17
fa cup final

Scenes Of Elation On The Streets of North London After Arsenal’s FA Cup Triumph

On Saturday, Arsenal only went and beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup for a record 13th time. We were on the streets of North London, taking pictures of the resultant carnage.
Will Magee
5.29.17
genius savant

The Cult: Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin was on another plane of thought to his teammates, but lost the ability to express his genius. How exactly that happened, nobody seems to know.
Will Magee
4.25.17
take back control

Exploring The Relationship Between The ‘Wenger Out’ Movement and Brexit

In their infernal anger at Arsene Wenger, some among the ‘Wenger Out’ movement have resorted to the tactics of Brexit. We ask whether this is a clever move, or one likely to alienate their fellow fans.
Will Magee
4.7.17
Brexit

Chips Soccer Podcast Episode 14: The Brexit Edition

In this episode, Will and Aaron explain why the #WengerOut movement gives off serious Brexit vibes. Plus, Sean Dyche, suspected Brexiter himself, said English managers don't get a fair shake in the Premier League. True or false?​
VICE Sports
4.5.17
footballers on the fags

Analysing The Smoking Habits of Footballers and Iconic Managers

While medical science has come to the consensus that tobacco and rigorous exercise don’t mix, there are still many icons of football who enjoy a crafty smoke. Here, we look to their smoking habits and what they may or may not signify.
Will Magee
3.29.17
arsenal's invincibles in serie a

Remembering The Failed Serie A Careers Of Arsenal’s Invincibles Generation

Before they were winning titles and going a season unbeaten at Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira were struggling in Italy. Here’s how they shook off their Serie A woes to become icons of the Premier League.
Will Magee
3.24.17
premier league

Arsenal Fans Launch Dueling Wenger "In" and "Out" Plane Banners, Suffer a Loss

Wouldn't be surprised if a second "out" plane made its rounds next match—to trump the "in."
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.20.17
Champions League

The Tragicomic Tale of Arsenal’s Six Consecutive Round of 16 Exits in The Champions League

If Arsenal go out to Bayern in their coming Round of 16 double header, it will be their seventh consecutive fall at the same hurdle. Here, we look back at their previous failures and ask: what the fuck is going on?
Will Magee
2.13.17
the art of defence

The Artistic and Cultural Influence of Arsenal’s Famous Back Four

While Adams, Bould, Dixon and Winterburn were famed for their miserly defending, the art and pop culture they inspired is often overlooked.
Will Magee
2.8.17
Podcasts

Chips Soccer Podcast Episode 7: The Dreaded Vote of Confidence

VICE Sports writer Sean Newell joins the show to lament how the American Outlaws have taken over his beloved bar. Plus, the debut of a new segment, MANAGER FIGHT!, in which Will and Aaron imagine how a fist fight between two managers might go.
VICE Sports
2.8.17
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