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Wilshere hopes he can still make Euro 2016 squad 0

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits he has been delighted to finally make the long-awaited return from injury as he made his first appearance of the 2015/2016 season in the goalless draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The England starlet worked really hard in an attempt to put the injury nightmare behind him and he was rewarded with a substitute appearance in the 0-0 draw with Sunderland, as he came on as a late substitute for Mesut Ozil.

Wilshere looked lively in the closing stages of the game, and he obviously hopes to secure more playing time between now and the end of the season.

Alex Iwobi has no regrets picking Nigeria over England 0

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi revealed he has no regrets choosing Nigeria over England when making the decision about his international future, insisting that he’s happier than ever to be playing for the African giants. Iwobi picked Nigeria to represent as he was born in Lagos, but he’s represented England at youth level and most recently broke into the first-team late this season, so there was half a chance of him being looked at by the Three Lions.

Walcott suffers new setback in bid to make Euro 2016 squad 1

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has suffered a major blow to his chances of making England’s Euro 2016 squad as he is almost certain to miss out the friendly game vs Netherlands at Wembley.

The highly rated footballer has suffered a dead leg in training and the latest reports suggest he will not be able to play any part in the high-profile game against Oranje.

Having sat out the impressive 3-2 triumph over Germany, Walcott was expected to start at Wembley tonight, as Roy Hodgson was ready to give the player another chance to prove he deserves a place in the squad.

Wilshere could return too late to be considered for England’s Euro 2016 squad 0

Posted on March 27, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to return for the Gunners before the season comes to a close, but manager Arsene Wenger did admit that the England international might not be back after the current international break, which means he’ll be cutting it very fine to stand a chance of making the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 squad in May.

National team manager Roy Hodgson is expected to name his squad in the middle of May, but with April just days away and Wilshere not expected back in the first-team immediately, has he run out of time to get his name down? Hodgson did admit he would take special precautions with Wilshere to cater for his talent, but he can’t pick somebody who hasn’t played at all this season.

Arsenal quartet my miss out on Euro 2016 1

Posted on March 27, 2016 by David Nugent

England came back from two goals down against world champions Germany to win 3-2 in Berlin last night. The only member of the Arsenal team to feature was Danny Welbeck who started on the wing and was replaced by Jamie Vardy, who scored the equaliser to make it 2-2.

A number of Arsenal players have been regular members of the England squad in recent years, but the likes of Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are in big danger of missing Euro 2016.

In danger of missing out

Could an impressive showing for France during the international break see Olivier Giroud back in the fold? 0

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has struggled for form of late, leading to manager Arsene Wenger to drop him from the starting eleven for Danny Welbeck. However, the Frenchman has a chance to earn his place back in the side if he can impress for the national team during the international break.

France did have a Euro 2016 qualifying campaign due to them already making the tournament as a host nation, so manager Didier Deschamps is likely to name his strongest possible squads as much as possible to have them ready for the summer tournament. As a result, Giroud is expected to start with the future of Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema shrouded in mystery.

Mesut Ozil fit to face England in Saturday’s international friendly 0

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil is expected to be passed fit in time to square off in Saturday’s international friendly against England at the Olympiastadion Berlin. Ozil had been struggling with an ankle injury, but trained with the national team on Thursday with no problems and confirmed himself that he’d be available to feature.

It’s unknown if he will start in Joachim Lowe’s team this weekend, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would certainly prefer if his key player was rested for the fixture given the important domestic games coming up. Arsenal still have to secure a top-four place in the Premier League, and goals have been drying up at the worst time.

Players of Walcott’s consistency the problem for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 22, 2016 by David Nugent

When Theo Walcott arrived at Arsenal from Southampton as a 16-year-old he was heralded as a future star for both club and country. In the last decade he has flattered to deceive, much like his club really.

The England international has been at Arsenal over ten years and has still not nailed down a regular spot in the first team, because quite simply he is not consistent enough for a team supposedly challenging for honours.

Too many players of the similar ilk

International break comes at a bad time for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

The international break is upon us, and Arsenal have a 12-day wait for another game at a time where they’d have preferred to play. Arsene Wenger’s men have been in good shape in the Premier League of late, picking up four points against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, but now the Arsenal boss will be fearful of his players risking injuries representing their countries in hardly-contested friendlies.

Alex Iwobi to play for the country of his birth 0

Posted on March 21, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal’s rising young star Alex Iwobi is set to commit his international future to Nigeria, despite England hoping to secure his services. Iwobi has impressed for the Gunners in recent games, scoring in the 2-0 win at Everton and being named man of the match.

The 19-year-old has represented England at junior level, but was born in Nigeria and has played in friendly games for the African country. Iwobi has been called up for the Super Eagles squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt this week.

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