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Can Danny Welbeck now find form for Arsenal? 0

Posted on March 28, 2015 by David Nugent

Danny Welbeck has been a bit of an enigma throughout his short career so far. He has pace and trickery and works hard for the team. However, there always seems something missing from his game that makes a truly top-class player, usually it is his finishing.

Welbeck was England’s man of the match against Lithuania on Friday night in the Three Lions comprehensive 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifier.


Some cynics will say that it is only Lithuania and he should be impressive against such a poor standard of opposition and that display should be the norm for the forward.

Danny Welbeck impresses during England’s win against Lithuania 0

Posted on March 28, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal had only one representative in the England starting eleven against Lithuania on Friday night, but forward Danny Welbeck put on a great display that ultimately saw him being named man-of-the-match. He’s been considerably better playing for the Three Lions than he ever has been domestically, boasting a 1 in 3 goal-to-game scoring run, compared to a 1 in 5 record he has at club level.

The former Manchester United starlet is the top scorer in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and showed qualities that Arsenal supporters haven’t seen enough of in the Premier League this season, making seven dribbles, and creating chances for his teammates.

Gunners on international duty 0

Posted on March 27, 2015 by David Nugent

A number of Arsenal players are on international duty over the next ten days representing their countries in various Euro 2016 and friendly games. Here is a list of those playing for their countries:

Mesut Ozil (Germany)

Ozil has already appeared for Germany this weekend in international duty, having appeared in Die Mannschaft’s 2-2 friendly draw with Australia on Wednesday night. The playmaker is also expected to feature in Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia.

Wojciech Szczesny (Poland)

The 24-year-old is part of the Poland squad that faces a trip to Dublin to face the Republic of Ireland on Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier.

Gabriel Paulista called up to the Brazilian national team 0

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Gabriel was recently called up for the Brazilian national team ahead of their clash against France and Chile at the Emirates Stadium, and expressed his delight to have finally been given a chance to impress for his country.

“I am very happy with the news, and it is a dream for any player to wear the shirt of your country. I’ll play the best possible way. It is a valuable opportunity and I hope that is the first call of many. It will be an incentive for me to continue working hard at Arsenal. It will not be easy, because the Brazilian team has great quality, but I will work hard to get my place in the team,” he said.

Wenger doesn’t mind seeing Akpom and Ajayi represent Nigeria 0

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no plans to prevent youngsters Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi from playing for the Nigeria national team, Nigeria Football Federation chairman Amaju Pinnick has suggested.

The NFF chief met with the Frenchman at club’s training ground on Tuesday, with the two talented footballers of Nigerian origin at the centre of the talks. The national team chiefs clearly plan to try and persuade the two players to represent Super Eagles at international level and they wanted to hear what Arsene Wenger had to say about it.

Is criticism of Aaron Ramsey’s form this season unfair? 0

Posted on November 17, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey seems to have been on the end of a lot of criticism this season, after not making the best start to the Gunners campaign. Ramsey appeared for his country in a very creditable 0-0 draw against Belgium in their Euro 2016 qualifier last night.


Ramsey has enjoyed a slow start to his campaign and has scored just three times in his 17 appearances for club and country this season. That record is in stark contrast to last season when he scored 16 goals, despite missing most of the second half of the campaign.

Can Welbeck now find his scoring form in the Premier League? 0

Posted on November 16, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck scored a brace in England’s 3-1 Euro 2016 qualifier victory over Slovenia yesterday. It was the former-Manchester United striker’s fifth goal of the qualification campaign and his second brace after also finding the net twice in the victory over Switzerland.

In fact the striker is now leading scorer in Euro 2016 qualifying, an impressive feat considering the top class talent in the other teams in qualifying.


Hopefully that brace can give the 23-year-old some confidence in front of goal for Arsenal. Like most strikers he is a confidence player. When he is scoring goals then the game seems to come easy, but goals have not come easy for Welbeck at Arsenal since his summer arrival from Manchester United.

Danny Welbeck grabs a brace as England win 3-1 against Slovenia 0

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck scored twice for England, as Roy Hodgson’s side won 3-1 against Slovenia in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier. It capped what has been an impressive campaign for the former Manchester United man so far.

His first goal against Slovenia was somewhat fortunate, with the young forward hitting a rebounded effort into the ground that found it’s way past goalkeeper Samir Handanović. His second and England’s third came following a quick one-two with Raheem Sterling, before Welbeck finished coolly past the Slovenia shot-stopper.

Kieran Gibbs set for England start against Slovenia 0

Posted on November 15, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs is set to start today’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley, in the absence of Everton full-back Leighton Baines, who has been ruled out for up to two weeks with a hamstring injury.


Gibbs will now start the Slovenia game and could also start the friendly game against Scotland on Tuesday night. This double header of games will give Gibbs the chance to stake a claim for a regular starting spot in the team.

Can Danny Welbeck become a key player for England? 0

Posted on October 12, 2014 by David Nugent

According to club and national team colleague Jack Wilshere, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck could be ‘the key man’ for both club and country. Welbeck is expected to lead England’s attack in Estonia in the Three Lions Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday evening.

Welbeck notched his 11th international goal in 23 appearances in the 5-0 demolition of San Marino on Thursday night and now has three goals from the two qualification matches.

Key Man

Speaking ahead of England’s game in Tallinn Wilshere told the press: “The main thing for Danny is his confidence.

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