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Arsenal Team News: Lacazette and Ozil start, Giroud and Ramsey on the bench 0

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s club record signing Alexandre Lacazette starts in tonight’s Premier League opener against Leicester City, with Olivier Giroud on the bench.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil returns from injury, pushing Alex Iwobi to the bench. Aaron Ramsey was in contention of starting, but Mohamed Elneny starts ahead of the Welshman alongside Granit Xhaka.

Arsenal’s starting XI against Leicester City: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette.

Coquelin out for two weeks with ankle injury 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out of action for Sunday;s Community Shield with Chelsea and may not return two weeks as he battles an ankle ligament injury.

At the time, Wenger said: “He has a scan tomorrow and I don’t think he will be available for the weekend. It is not too bad but he may not be available – it’s an ankle ligament problem,” reports the Metro.

But now, the Arsenal boss indeed confirmed Coquelin would be missing out, saying to Arsenal.com: “No, he is not available. He got injured in the Emirates Cup but we don’t think it will be too bad – two weeks.”

Wenger confirms Alexis will feature in Community Shield 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an update on Alexis Sanchez ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Chelsea, revealing the Chilean international would be fit enough to feature this weekend. Alexis has returned to training and is now building up his match fitness ahead of the new season.

He may not start against Chelsea, but the 28-year-old will make the bench and could feature late in the game. “He is good, as you can see from training. He had a good rest, so he needs to work on his fitness but once he is in a game he is sharp. He doesn’t look like he has been away. He is over the flu, yes. I told you it was never a problem for us,” said Wenger to Arsenal.com.

Santi Cazorla ‘far’ from playing again 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla is a highly popular player at Arsenal. The little playmaker seems to be capable of moments of magic that most players would envy.

However, the 32-year-old has been frustrated in his attempts to return to the pitch after nine months on the sidelines through an Achilles injury that has needed multi surgeries to repair. With the new Premier League season just a few weeks away, the Spaniard has recently given an update on his injury.

Cazorla told Spanish radio station Ondo Cero: “I started my recovery two weeks ago. I’m still far [from playing]. I do not have strength in my tendon or muscle mass,”

Gunners receive important squad boost ahead of Emirates Cup 0

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal continue their preseason with the Emirates Cup that will this season see Premier League giants play host to the likes of Benfica, Sevilla and RB Leipzig.

This year’s edition of the tournament will be the ninth in total. The tournament will take place at the Emirates Stadium over the forthcoming weekend with all four teams playing twice.

The Emirates Cup precedes the Community Shield match and comes as a perfect opportunity for Gunners to gear up for the match against Premier League champions on 6 August.

Campbell out of Gold Cup with knee injury 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Joel Campbell has picked up a serious knee injury while on international duty with Costa Rica and will miss the remainder of the Gold Cup this summer. “We will see what the doctors say, but it is a pretty big tear and I will have to undergo an operation,” said the 25-year-old, reports Goal.

Campbell picked up the injury against Canada on Tuesday and will now be undergoing surgery, with rumours that he’ll be sidelined for six months. Costa Rica’s chances of winning the competition will be hampered due to his absence but the Arsenal man will now be worried about his club future.

Huge blow for Arsenal as Santi Cazorla suffers fresh injury setback 2

Posted on July 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla has been hit with another piece of bad news regarding his Achilles injury as it is revealed that the Arsenal midfield maestro is likely to be ruled out until April 2018.

With his Gunners contract running until next summer, this could sadly mean that the Spaniard might have already played his last game for Arsenal.

With an injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for the most part of his final year at Arsenal, Santi Cazorla could end his successful five-year spell with the North London club in an utterly disappointing fashion.

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 football.london, 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.



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