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Theo Walcott rules out derby return 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is not setting a date for his return from a cruciate ligament injury picked-up in the Gunners FA Cup win over Tottenham in January. There were rumours that he could make his return against arch-rivals Spurs at the end of the month, but he has now ruled that out.


Walcott confirmed he will not be returning against Spurs by telling the Sun: “I haven’t put a specific date or looked at a game yet,”

Welbeck scores brace in England’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory 0

Posted on September 09, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s new striker Danny Welbeck gave Gunners fans a hint of what is to come last night as he fired home a brace for England in the Three Lions 2-0 win at Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying.


Apart from his goals Welbeck looked lively all game and was a constant menace to the Switzerland defence.

His pace and direct running played a key part in Roy Hodgson’s side victory. Welbeck looks to have forged what could be a very dangerous attacking alliance with former-Manchester United team Wayne Rooney and Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling.

Danny Welbeck states he would thrive in central role 0

Posted on September 07, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s deadline day signing Danny Welbeck has revealed that he believes that his goal scoring rate would improve if he played as a central striker on a regular basis. Welbeck joined the Gunners for a fee in the region of £16million from Manchester United.


Welbeck has suffered slightly for the fact that he can play on both wings, as well up front. It has meant the 23-year-old has not been able to play as much football as he would have liked at centre-forward, where he believes is his best position.

Why did Wenger not strengthen the centre of his defence? 2

Posted on September 05, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger now finds himself short of central defenders with worries over Laurent Koscielny’s fitness growing. The French centre-back has an Achilles injury, which if reports are to be believed could rule him out of the Gunners game against Manchester City a week on Saturday, in a game the Gunners are odds of 15/8 to win.


When Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen left for Barcelona in the summer it left the Gunners with a shortage of centre-backs. Everybody could see there was not enough cover for first choice pair Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.

Gunners on international duty 0

Posted on September 04, 2014 by David Nugent

A number of Arsenal players were involved in their countries international friendlies last night. Here is a breakdown of how they did and which other Gunners are likely to feature in upcoming international fixtures.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere started England’s tepid 1-0 victory over Norway at Wembley. Young Gunners defender Calum Chambers came on a substitute and looked solid and confident.

Gunners new signing Danny Welbeck came on for the last 20 minutes and produced a very lively cameo. He injected pace and direct running into an England attack that had looked slightly lacklustre.

Arsenal pair to start for England against Norway 0

Posted on September 03, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal pair Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start England’s friendly game against Norway tonight. The Gunners midfield pair will start in a youthful looking midfield alongside Liverpool pair Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling.


Jack Wilshere’s performances for the Gunners have been very inconsistent in recent seasons. Injuries have constantly disrupted the midfielder’s develop and career. Arsenal now has a lot of options in midfield, especially in the more advanced midfield positions.

Wilshere had supposedly been earmarked by Arsene Wenger as the Gunners defensive midfielder this season, but he has not yet really fulfilled that position this season.

Calum Chambers attracting England interest 0

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With new Arsenal defender Calum Chambers impressing in his first three games for the London club, manager Arsene Wenger was asked about the 19-year-old’s England prospects, with rumours suggesting manager Roy Hodgson was considering calling him up for his next squad.

“I will say ‘Hang on, Roy’, yes! It’s very difficult for me to say that because I do not want to stop Chambers. Every player dreams to play for England.”

“I’m very happy if Calum Chambers is selected, but I think as well in England you have to be a bit more patient. It is important for the development of the players that it doesn’t go too fast.”

Campbell looking for chance at Arsenal 2

Posted on August 01, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s young attacker Joel Campbell impressed at the World Cup with Costa Rica and is hoping for a chance at the Emirates in the coming season. The 22-year-old has spent the last three seasons away from north London on-loan at Lorient in France, Real Betis in Spain and last season at Greek giants Olympiakos, due to work permit issues.


However, he is now back at Arsenal training with the first team squad and is hoping for a chance to shine for the Gunners. He told the Sun: “The Premier League’s the most interesting in the world and I’ve always wanted to play here. It’s my dream. And I believe I’m good enough,”

Could World Cup win improve Ozil’s form next season? 0

Posted on July 15, 2014 by David Nugent

Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal last summer from Real Madrid for a club record fee of around £42.3million. His arrival was greeted by great fanfare by most Gunners fans, as the former-Werder Bremen player was considered the European assist king.

He made a promising start to his Gunners career, before his season went downhill. He looked tired and picked-up an injury towards the end of the season.

World champion

As we all know Ozil’s Germany became world champions on Sunday night by defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra-time in the World Cup final. In truth though, Ozil had a quiet final and tournament really. He seemed to be on the peripheral of things for much of the competition in Brazil.

Is Sami Khedira close to completing Arsenal move? 0

Posted on July 14, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is about to make a £23million move to Arsenal. The Mail got their information from Spanish newspapers and if it is true it could prove a brilliant move by the Gunners.


It is claimed that Khedira has already agreed a move to the Emirates Stadium, after turning down a new contract with Real Madrid. The German has just a year left on his contract in the Spanish capital and Los Blancos look set to offload the former-Stuttgart star.


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