Tag: Ray Parlour

Ray Parlour played for Arsenal Football Club. The former English midfielder joined Arsenal in 1989 and made his first team debut in 1992. Parlour left Arsenal for Middlesbrough in 2004 on a free transfer. In total, he made 466 appearances and scored 32 goals. The “Romford Pele” wore the number 15 shirt for Arsenal, but he wore several other numbers as well during his time at the club. He was part of the Invincibles squad that won the League without losing a match. Parlour is currently a pundit on tv and radio. He was born on March 7, 1973.

Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus reacts as he sits on the bench during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Arsenal and Bodoe/Glimt at The Arsenal Stadium in London, on October 6, 2022. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal legend compares Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal legend

Arsenal legend, 'It's only' Ray Parlour, has been comparing Arsenal legend-in-the-making Gabriel Jesus, with Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, even though he says the players are nothing like each other.
23 Oct 1999: (L to R) Marc Overmars and Ray Parlour congratulate Arsenal team mate Kwankwo Kanu. Picture: Graham Chadwick /Allsport

A quick guide to Ray Parlour

The Romford Pelé cut an impressive figure on the pitch back in the day. Find out more about Ray Parlour and his career here.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal reacts as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 14, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Ray Parlour thinks this player's Arsenal career is over

Ray Parlour thinks the last few games spell the end for Mesut Özil's Arsenal career, with various young players overtaking him.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Martin Keown of Arsenal shows his feelings at Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on September 21, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Looking back: 6 Arsenal players charged after 'Battle of Old Trafford'

On this day in 2003, six Arsenal players were charged by the FA after the infamous 'Battle of Old Trafford' which took place on 21 September.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Pundit explains Unai Emery’ problem with Mesut Ozil

Whether you believe they like each other or not, it is clear there is a problem between Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery and former Arsenal man, Ray Parlour, believes it’s all Neymar’s fault.
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Pires, Rosicky and more return to Arsenal for charity match against Real Madrid

Arsenal have announced two charity matches against Real Madrid, following the success of the legends match against AC Milan Glorie in 2016.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal and Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium on February 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ray Parlour explains why even £50m isn't enough for Arsenal 22-year-old

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour urges the club to hold onto Hector Bellerin, and says he wouldn't even take £50m for the full-back.

Pundit explains Arsene Wenger won't be sacked

Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal will not get rid of Arsene Wenger until performances on the pitch start to affect the club’s balance sheet.

Ray Parlour names which legend Arsenal should 'gamble' on to replace Wenger

Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal should take a gamble when appointing Arsene Wenger's successor and give Patrick Vieira the job.

Ray Parlour reckons only one Arsenal player is on Jack Wilshere's level

Ray Parlour thinks Jack Wilshere is being held back because the players around him aren't on his level, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain proves that.
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Video: Arsenal players past and present pay tribute to Tomas Rosicky

Arsenal players past and present have been paying tribute to Tomas Rosicky since the midfielder announced his retirement from football on Thursday.

Ray Parlour names two players Arsenal need to get back in the top-four

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour agrees that Arsenal need to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil past January if they're going to have any hope of finishing in the top four.

Ray Parlour predicts where Arsenal will finish in the Premier League this season

Ray Parlour reckons that Arsenal can finish in the top two this season if they continue to perform like they did against Spurs at the weekend.

Ray Parlour gives odd critique of Arsenal given their recent North London derby performance

Ray Parlour has described Arsenal as a club that's stayed still while those around them have improved.

Ray Parlour makes a painful admission about Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur

The league doesn't lie. Spurs are better than Arsenal, says Ray Parlour.

Ray Parlour names which player could replace Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal

Ray Parlour reckons that Wilfried Zaha could be a decent replacement for Alexis Sanchez if he moved to Arsenal.

Pundit admits Arsenal star has been 'hit and miss' and gives advice on how...

Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, reckons that Granit Xhaka needs to take a leaf out of Gilberto Silva's book when it comes to reading the game.

Former Arsenal man admits Tottenham star would walk into Gunners team

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour reckons that Tottenham's Harry Kane wouldn't have any trouble getting into the Gunners' current starting XI.

Ray Parlour names two potential replacements for Arsene Wenger

Ray Parlour thinks ex-Arsenal stars like Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry should be considered for the job when Wenger leaves the Gunners.

Ray Parlour names the one Arsenal player who needs to buck his ideas up...

Ray Parlour believes Walcott can break his appearance record but he needs to get back into the first-team.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's French forward Thierry Henry (R) celebrates as teammate Robert Pires (3rdL) is mobbed by Patrick Vieira (L), Ashley Cole (2ndL) Gilberto Silva (2ndR) and Dennis Bergkamp (3rdR) after scoring against Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. Arsenal leads 2-0 at half time. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Ray Parlour makes strong claim about Manchester City and Arsenal's Invincibles

Ray Parlour thinks Manchester City winning the league unbeaten this season would be an even bigger achievement than when the Gunners did it.

Arsenal help organise football clinic in Lagos

In partnership with Nigerian telecommunications company, MTN, Arsenal recently ran a three-day football clinic in the country.
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35 pints, Drunk English and French smokers: Arsene Wenger’s 1st Premier League winning side

Arsène Wenger's first Premier League winning team was a mixture of drunk Englishmen and French smokers, according to Ray Parlour.

Former player discusses how awful tackle on Arsenal stars landed defender a deal

Back in 2002 Arsenal signed Kolo Touré, and the defender went on to be part of the Gunners' unbeaten league season, but it didn't start out so promisingly.

Ray Parlour says Tony Pulis was wrong to call this Arsenal player a cheat

Despite Tony Pulis's post-match comments on Monday, Ray Parlour insists that Alexis Sanchez isn't a cheat.

Arsenal legend admits he could have joined Rangers

Ray Parlour has revealed that Rangers once made an approach for him when he was a teenager at Arsenal but George Graham kept it secret.

Arsenal legend believes this is the reason why 28-year-old won't accept £300k-per-week deal

Ray Parlour believes most players would "snap your hands off" for the contract Arsenal are offering Alexis Sanchez, although the Chilean is so far resisting.

Parlour: Legends right to criticise Arsenal players

Ray Parlour believes that the Arsenal legends are right to criticise the club.

Arsenal legend admits he used to swear at referees on the pitch

Speaking about Dele Alli's middle finger gesture during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour admits he used to swear at referees in his playing days.

Arsenal legend said this about the club's hopes of winning the Premier League title

Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal have no chance of winning the Premier League this season. 

Arsenal legend says this decision wouldn't financially harm the side

Ray Parlour is convinced that Arsenal are in a strong enough financial position to let Alexis Sanchez leave on a free next summer.

Arsenal legend urges Gunners to keep Alexis Sanchez or demand £90m

Ray Parlour believes that in today's climate, Arsenal should be getting up to £90m for Alexis Sanchez if they're not keeping him.

Arsenal legend predicts when 28-year-old will return for the Gunners

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has said that Alexis Sanchez should be fit Arsenal's game against Liverpool.

Ray Parlour’s plan to get Alexis to sign a new contract

Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, has once again demonstrated that he's still a Gunner through-and-through by suggesting a rather novel idea of convincing Alexis Sanchez to sign a new deal.

"Arsenal must sell him if...."

Ray Parlour has said that Arsenal should sell Alexis Sanchez if he demands ridiculous money.
23 Oct 1999: (L to R) Marc Overmars and Ray Parlour congratulate Arsenal team mate Kwankwo Kanu. Picture: Graham Chadwick /Allsport

"He's a gamble but will excite the fans"

Ray Parlour has called Alexandre Lacazette a gamble, but believes he will excite the Arsenal fans.

Ray Parlour demands Wenger takes this approach to ensure midfielder doesn't leave in the...

Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, believes that Arsene Wenger needs to block all offers for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to keep him in north London this summer.

Arsenal and Liverpool legends to play in Singapore

Supporters in Singapore have an opportunity to watch some Arsenal and Liverpool legends in action on November 11, as they're set to go head-to-head at the National Stadium.

Arsenal legend urges former club to cough up £300kpw for 28-year-old

Ray Parlour has echoed the sentiments of most Gooners by insisting that Arsenal pay Alexis Sanchez whatever he wants.

Ray Parlour: This is what cost Arsenal this season

Ray Parlour believes that while Arsenal had a good run of form towards the end of the season, once again, they've been inconsistent in the league, which is why they've finished fifth.