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Arsenal boss Wenger hits out at Wembley pitch

Arsene WengerLondon  - Arsene Wenger admitted on Friday that he is less than impressed by the new Wembley Stadium and its pitch, where his Arsenal side face Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.

Arsenal have not played at Wembley since it re-opened two years ago, but Wenger has seen little on his visits as a spectator to enthuse him.

"I loved the old Wembley, and I was not too impressed by the new Wembley," he said.

"I was only there was as a spectator, at the first FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United (in 2007).

Arsenal manager Wenger dances for joy after semi-final entry

 Arsenal manager Wenger dances for joy after semi-final entryLondon, Apr. 16 : Arsene Wenger danced for joy last night as Arsenal booked a Champions League semi-final with old foe Manchester United.

The Sun quoted the Gunners chief as saying: “Manchester United is a test, but it is a challenge we relish and we are excited about it.”

Wenger insists Arsenal will win Champions League

Wenger insists Arsenal will win Champions LeagueLondon, Apr. 7 : Arsenal are "super outsiders" to win the Champions League next month, and team manager Arsene Wenger is delighted that the bookies' also thinks so.

The Gunners boss is more than happy for his young team to play the role of rank outsiders going into tonight's quarterfinal first leg in Villarreal.

Wenger claims Arsenal are only 50-50 to beat the unpredictable Spaniards who lost 3-0 at Almeria over the weekend.

Wenger keeps me at Arsenal, says Fabregas

Wenger keeps me at Arsenal, says Fabregas London  - Midfielder Cess Fabregas would consider his future at Arsenal if manager Arsene Wenger were to leave, according to newspaper reports on Thursday.

Wenger's contract expires in June 2010 and, while his Liverpool counterpart Rafa Benitez has been noisily agitating for a new deal, Wenger has remained silent.

Although he has never hinted he might be prepared to leave, there have been suggestions that he is unhappy with the turmoil engulfing the boardroom, and he has been linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Wenger backs striker Bendtner

Wenger backs striker BendtnerLondon - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Wednesday called on fans to have patience with Nicklas Bendtner, after the Danish forward responded to criticism with two goals against West Bromwich Albion.

The striker has been booed at the Emirates Stadium recently, but scored Arsenal's first and third in a 3-1 victory that lifted them to within three points of Aston Villa in the fourth Champions League qualifying slot.

"It is difficult when you're a fan of Arsenal, you are always comparing the players with people from five, six or 10 years ago," Wenger told the club website.