May 26, 2015 by
Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry has been named in Horst Hrubesch’s preliminary Germany squad for the Under-21 European Championship in Czech Republic despite the lack of action at club level.
The Germany Under-21 coach announced his 28-man squad for the tournament finals that will be cut down to 23 names by 7th June, with the Arsenal starlet and Liverpool utility player Emre Can on the list.
Many will be surprised by the inclusion of Gnabry considering that he last featured in a competitive game in March 2014. The talented winger missed the entire season through a knee injury, although he has been stepping up fitness over the last couple of months. .......Read more here.....
May 21, 2015 by
Four Arsenal footballers have been called by England manager Roy Hodgson for a friendly against Republic of Ireland and a Euro 2016 qualifier versus Slovenia.
The Three Lions face the Irish on the road in an international friendly on 7th June before they are set to continue the very successful qualifying campaign at Stadion Stozice in Ljubljana.
England boss Roy Hodgson has now named his 24-man squad for the two fixtures, with a total of four Arsenal player hoping to add two more caps to their tally. .......Read more here.....
May 02, 2015 by
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez could miss the start of next season, as he will be participating in the Copa America with Chile this summer. However, the Gunners have brokered a deal to allow him to feature in the FA Cup final.
Sanchez has enjoyed a stellar debut campaign in English football after his summer move from Spanish giants Barcelona. The 26-year-old has scored 21 goals and collected nine assists in all competitions this season.
He has helped the Gunners to once again challenge for a spot in the Champions League next season and also to the FA Cup final in May, where they will face Aston Villa. .......Read more here.....
March 28, 2015 by
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. .......Read more here.....
March 28, 2015 by
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. .......Read more here.....
March 27, 2015 by
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. .......Read more here.....
March 24, 2015 by
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. .......Read more here.....
February 19, 2015 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 17, 2014 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 16, 2014 by
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. .......Read more here.....