Tag: Tony Adams

Tony Adams was one of the greatest players to ever play for Arsenal Football Club. The former English centre back spent his entire career at Arsenal, making his first team debut in 1983 and retiring in 2002. “Mr. Arsenal” was made captain of Arsenal in 1988 and remained captain until his retirement. In total, he made 669 appearances and scored 48 goals. He wore the number 6 shirt for Arsenal. Adams was born on October 10, 1966.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Captain Tony Adams salutes the crowd during the game against Sunderland in the Premier League match at Highbury in London 30 March 2002. Adams playing his 500th league game, captained his team to a 3-0 victory. AFP PHOTO Adrian DENNIS

Arsenal legend wins fight to convert bat-filled stables

Tony Adams overcomes bat hurdle to transform Cotswolds mansion stables into a guest house. Protected species get new home.
Netherlands' defender Jurrien Timber attends a press conference at Qatar University training sites in Doha on December 6, 2022 during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Jurrien Timber Visits Rwanda

Arsenal defender Jurriën Timber visits Rwanda, highlighting the successful Visit Rwanda-Arsenal partnership and its impact on tourism and football.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Arsenal Unveil New Head Coach Unai Emery at Emirates Stadium on May 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Unai Emery Arsenal revisionism needs to stop

Recently, we've seen a number of people attempt to rewrite Unai Emery's time at Arsenal on the back of his success at Aston Villa, but Arsenal fans remember the truth.

How Arsenal won the league at Anfield in 1989

Relive Arsenal's epic 1989 league win, as we unravel the dramatic showdown at Anfield. Experience the spirit of '89 that defined a generation.
26 Dec 2000: Tony Adams celebrates his goal for Arsenal during the FA Carling Premier League match against Leicester City played at Highbury in London. Arsenal won the game 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike Hewitt /Allsport

2 more Arsenal players added to Premier League Hall of Fame

Two ex-Arsenal players were inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame this week, with Tony Adams and Petr Cech joining a growing list of former Gunners.
England's manager Gareth Southgate (L) gives advice to England's midfielder Jude Bellingham (R) before bringing him on to make his debut during the international friendly football match between England and Republic of Ireland at Wembley stadium in north London on November 12, 2020. (Photo by CARL RECINE / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal agreement in place, Mislintat departure cost Jude Bellingham signature

Tony Adams believes Arsenal had an agreement to sign Bellingham from Birmingham but Mislintat's departure and Edu's arrival meant the deal fell through.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and Kieran Tierney of Arsenal celebrate following their team's victory in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 01, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)

Adams: Bould tells me Arteta is the best he’s seen in ages

Tony Adams says Arsenal u23 boss Steve Bould has plenty of praise for Mikel Arteta, suggesting the club's first-team manager has 'got it all'.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Adams: Aubameyang might leave but I wouldn’t sell him

Tony Adams thinks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could walk out the door this summer, though he wouldn't sell the striker at any price.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Tony Adams praises Arteta & criticises Arsenal recruitment

Tony Adams praised Mikel Arteta this week but insisted the problem at Arsenal is their recruitment, not their coaching.
5 May 2001: Captain Tony Adams of Arsenal applauds the crowd as Arsenal qualify for next years Champions League after the match between Arsenal v Leeds United in the FA Carling Premiership at Highbury, London. Credit: Mike Hewitt/ALLSPORT

Tony Adams to help conduct FA Cup draw: How and when to watch, fixture...

Former Gunner Tony Adams is set to conduct the FA Cup third-round draw alongside Micah Richards on Monday.

5 greatest Arsenal youngsters of all time

Arsenal's academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who have been the greatest Arsenal youngsters to pull on the red and white?
5 May 2001: Captain Tony Adams of Arsenal applauds the crowd as Arsenal qualify for next years Champions League after the match between Arsenal v Leeds United in the FA Carling Premiership at Highbury, London. Credit: Mike Hewitt/ALLSPORT

Tony Adams: I’ve got Scottish and German roots

Tony Adams has admitted he has both Scottish and Germany roots, joking he had to keep them secret when he was playing for England.
MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Arsene Wenger winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award speaks on stage during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus)

The 5 best Arsenal players of the Wenger era

Today is Arsene Wenger's 70th birthday so it seems a good time to look back at some of his best players.
5 May 2001: Captain Tony Adams of Arsenal applauds the crowd as Arsenal qualify for next years Champions League after the match between Arsenal v Leeds United in the FA Carling Premiership at Highbury, London. Credit: Mike Hewitt/ALLSPORT

OTD: 3 Arsenal legends born

On this day in 1950 Charlie George was born while in 1966, Tony Adams arrived in this world and in 1880 Jimmy Sharp.

Tony Adams: Arsenal are like an ex-wife to me now

Tony Adams has admitted Arsenal are like an 'ex-wife' to him nowadays, and whilst he's happy to see them doing well, he's not attached to them like he used to be.

Tony Adams: I’m not attached to Arsenal anymore – mentally, emotionally or physically

Tony Adams has admitted Arsenal are like an 'ex-wife' to him nowadays, and whilst he's happy to see them doing well, he's not attached to them like he used to be.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is challenged by Alex Iwobi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Tony Adams: Iwobi should not have started against Manchester City

Tony Adams believes that Alex Iwobi should not have started against Manchester City.
WARSAW, POLAND - MAY 27: Unai Emery, coach of Sevilla kisses the trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final match between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Sevilla on May 27, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Will playing the Emery way secure Arsenal the Europa League trophy?

Is Unai Emery the man to end Arsenal’s 24-year dry spell in Europe?
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Tony Adams: Unai Emery is more focused on the team than Arsene Wenger was

Tony Adams thinks Unai Emery is more focused on the team than Arsene Wenger, whilst Arsenal's former boss took a more holistic view of the club.
ONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's veteran Tony Adams (R) marshals his defence while he marks Tottenham's Les Ferdinand (L) during the premiership match at Highbury in London 31 March 2001. Arsenal won the game over north London rivals after Frenchmen Thierry Henry and Robert Pires scored a goal each to give Arsenal a 2-0 victory. AFP PHOTO: Adrian DENNIS

Tony Adams told no role for him at club

Tony Adams reportedly contacted Ivan Gazidis over the summer only to be told there was no role for him at the club under Unai Emery.
GRANADA, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Head coach Tony Adams of Granada CF reacts as his team fails to score during the La Liga match between Granada CF and Real Club Celta de Vigo at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on April 16, 2017 in Granada, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Adams backtracks on Emery criticism after fan backlash

Tony Adams has admitted we have to give Unai Emery a bit more time, after backlash to his comments on talkSPORT slating the new boss' methods.

Arsenal fans pay tribute to late Ghana Vice-President

A group of Arsenal fans including Tony Adams have paid tribute to the late Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, the former Vice President of Ghana who died suddenly on 29 June during a routine workout session at the gym.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger manager / head coach of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp and more invited back for Wenger’s final home game

Arsenal have invited the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and many more back to the club for Arsene Wenger's final home game, according to reports.

Tony Adams applies for Singapore manager’s job

Tony Adams has applied for the Singapore National Team manager’s job however he also has ‘a couple of opportunities closer to home’ after admitting he 'wouldn't be afraid' of taking over from Arsene Wenger.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Aubameyang poses with a happy-looking Tony Adams

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has ingratiated himself further with the Arsenal faithful by posing with club legend Tony Adams at Ashburton Grove.

Arsenal’s five best youth products of all time

The Arsenal academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who were the best?

Adams: It wouldn’t surprise me if Wenger signed another contract

Tony Adams believes the fear of retirement will spur Arsene Wenger into signing another new contract at Arsenal.

Adams: Arsenal won’t win the league under Wenger

Tony Adams thinks Arsenal won't win the league under Arsène Wenger, and says it's "pretty obvious" the current squad aren't capable of doing so.
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Adams: Tottenham have to win silverware to prove themselves

Tony Adams says questions will always be asked about the current Tottenham side until they win a trophy.

Adams: The 1989 title triumph knocked me off my feet

Tony Adams has revealed that the only moment in his entire career that literally knocked him off his feet was when Arsenal won the title at Anfield in 1989.

Arsenal’s top 5 hard men: Where does Sead Kolasinac rank?

Sead Kolasinac is a pretty hard player but where does he rank in Arsenal's top five?

Adams: We need Wilshere

Tony Adams believes Arsenal need Jack Wilshere's emotional attachment to the club.

Adams: Arsenal should sell Alexis and move on

Tony Adams thinks Arsenal should offload Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean doesn't want to be at the club.

Wilshere joins former Arsenal players and celebrities at “89” film premiere

Jack Wilshere turned up for the world premiere of "89" along with former stars, celebrities and others from around the club.
Thierry Henry

Henry compares van Dijk to Adams and Campbell

Thierry Henry believes Virgil van Dijk is as commanding a defender as Tony Adams and Sol Campbell were for Arsenal.

8 Arsenal mobile wallpapers featuring players worthy of wearing the shirt

After the result at Watford, I wasn't really in the mood for designing wallpapers, but hey, here I am.

Study finds Henry and Adams would be worth a combined £167m today

A study by giffgaff Money compared the transfers of today to players of the past, to try and judge how much they would be worth now.

Adams: FA should make Wenger technical director

Tony Adams has called on the Football Association to make Arsene Wenger their new technical director.

Tony Adams: Wilshere should have said ‘no’ to Bournemouth loan

Tony Adams says that Jack Wilshere should've said 'no' to a Bournemouth loan, and that's what he would've done in Wilshere's position.

Tony Adams comes out with more bizarre anti-Wenger claims

Tony Adams believes that he could have been of service at Arsenal if Arsene Wenger had just swallowed his pride and brought him on board... but wasn't the former centre-back already offered a role?