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Former Liverpool Head of Fitness to be appointed new Arsenal Performance Director 0

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Reports from the Independent claim Arsenal are prepared to appoint Darren Burgess as director of high performance.

Former Liverpool man is supposed to provide assistance to Arsene Wenger and offer his expertise in medical, fitness, psychology and performance analysis inside the Arsenal academy. Burgess will not interfere with Arsenal’s player recruitment or scouring processes.

Burges is expected to use his experience to aid Arsenal get to the bottom of their injury issues and fitness problems which have been bugging Gunners’ players for far too long now.

Cazorla suffers injury setback and could be out until December 0

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be out of action until December after undergoing his eighth operation in less than a year to fix his achilles injury. The Spanish international last featured for the Gunners in October 2016 but has continued to suffer setbacks in his recovery which throw his return date into doubt.

According to, Cazorla underwent an operation on Monday which is likely to see him absent for another five months. His first time under the knife was December 2016 but found himself in the operating room a month later due to issues in rehabilitation. He was expected to return before the end of the season but was eventually ruled out for the campaign in March.

Ospina to start over Cech in Saturday’s FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly dropped Petr Cech for Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea and will name David Ospina in the starting lineup at Wembley, acacording to the Guardian. Cech is said to have picked up a knock in training but may still be fit enough to make the bench. He was believed to be in the running to start against his former club but will now be forced to watch his understudy at Wembley.

Will Hector Bellerin start at right-back for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training and available for selection ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea. However, the English international has missed the Gunners’ last handful of games and has seen Hector Bellerin successfully deputise in his absence. So who will get the nod this weekend?

“Hector’s more naturally suited to the right-back role, but since the wing-back situation has come into play, that’s played into my hands and my favour. Both of us are capable of playing the position and, as you said, it was a bad time for me to pick up the injury coming into the end of the season and obviously the FA Cup final,” admitted the Ox.

Third Luck the Charm for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Having been called up for England’s coming international matches by the Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is hoping to strike a double deal and finally get his chance to play an FA Cup final.

The Gunners lifted the FA Cup trophy twice during Ox’s stay with the club, and the England international is hoping to finally make the cut and nail his place in the team.

Arsenal’s defensive problems mounting with Kieran Gibbs the latest injury doubt for Saturday 0

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs could be the latest player ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea, with the long-serving left-back suffering with a thigh injury. Manager Arsene Wenger is already tasked with finding a solution in the defence due to a lack of available centre-backs and now he’s likely to have to name a makeshift backline given the players out of action.

Could Mertesacker start in the FA Cup final? 0

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker recently made his long awaited comeback from a serious knee injury on the final day of the Premier League season, coming off the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton, and could well be making his first start in 11 months this weekend in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The 32-year-old club captain could be drafted into the side as Arsenal are suffering from an injury crisis to their defence. Laurent Koscielny is suspended, Shkodran Mustafi is suffering from concussion and Gabriel Paulista has a knee injury ruling him out for two months. Mertesacker has played just 37 minutes of football this season but could be forced to feature for lack of better options.

Gabriel out for eight weeks with a knee injury 0

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista will be sidelined with a knee injury until next season, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed. “Gabriel is out for six-to-eight weeks. We had a scare about his cruciate, but it is only medial knee ligaments so positive is that he avoids surgery. But of course, he is out now until the beginning of August,” said the Gunners boss to Sky Sports.

It’s a big blow given Arsenal have selections issues in the defence ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, with Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny both likely to miss out of Saturday’s game at Wembley. Gabriel lost his place in Arsenal’s starting lineup in the final few weeks of the season but was recalled for the Gunners’ last league outing.

Oxlade-Chamberlain could return for the FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well feature in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, citing that the England international has returned to full training. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been suffering with a hamstring injury picked up in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Southampton less than two weeks ago, missing the Gunners’ final three games as a result.

Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea 0

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea after being sent off 14 minutes into Sunday’s 3-1 win over Everton. The French international was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Enner Valencia, meaning manager Arsene Wenger will have a selection headache for the forthcoming clash at Wembley.

Koscielny’s absence will be a big disappointment for Wenger as he was already an injury doubt ahead of the Everton clash. The Arsenal boss was keen to give his centre-back game time to ready him for an intense cup final to come, but now the Londoners will have a makeshift backline to take to Wembley against the Premier League champions.

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