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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.

Slow

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.

Confidence

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.

Chance

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.

Could Arsenal be the key to England success? 0

Posted on October 11, 2014 by David Nugent

On Thursday night five Arsenal players featured for England as the Three Lions hammered minnows San Marino 5-0 at Wembley. Kieran Gibbs, Danny Welbeck, Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere started the game, while midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the bench and produced a decent cameo.

Helps

Gunners midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the presence of so many Arsenal players can help the national team. The youngster told the Daily Star: “When you’re with your team-mates at club level day-in, day-out, you understand each other and you can take that into international football,”

Laurent Koscielny misses out on France duty 0

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was allowed to return home after the France medical team found serious problems on the player’s Achilles tendons.

The 29-year-old was believed to be playing through the pain in the opening exchanges as Arsene Wenger had no other options for the heart of defence, and it has now been revealed that his problems are more serious than first thought.

France medical team did not want to risk the player in friendly matches against Portugal and Armenia having detected chronic tendinitis in both of his Achilles tendons.

Mesut Ozil ruled out of action for up to 12 weeks 1

Posted on October 09, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the German football federation Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will be out of action with a knee injury for 10 to 12 weeks. Ozil had been with the Germany squad ahead of Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and the Republic of Ireland.

Confirmation

A statement on the DFB official website read: “The MRI examination today at National Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich revealed a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint.

“The treatment is conservative, with six weeks of immobilisation of the knee joint. Mesut Ozil is likely to be (out for) 10 to 12 weeks.”

Arsenal reported to have rejected Ozil bid 0

Posted on October 08, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication El Confidencial, Arsenal rejected an approach from German giants Bayern Munich for playmaker Mesut Ozil in the summer. The Gunners record £42.4million signing has struggled to find his feet this season and has come in for criticism from fans and media.

Rejected

It has been reported that the bid was rejected, as it was significantly lower than the fee that the Gunners paid for the Germany international, who is believed to have been sent for an MRI scan ahead of Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Saturday, a game in which the world champions are odds of 2/1 to win.

Should Jack Wilshere be starting for England in Euro qualifiers? 0

Posted on October 03, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been selected in the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

The central midfielder was rested from the start for the Champions League midweek victory over Galatasaray, but came off the bench , after picking-up an injury in the north London derby last weekend. He is likely to return to the Gunners squad for Sunday’s visit to Chelsea.

Injuries

Wilshere’s career has been a story of injury after injury. Prior to the knock he picked-up against Tottenham, Wilshere had stayed relatively injury-free this season. He had appeared in five out Arsenal’s six Premier League games this season. However he has completed 90 minutes on just one occasion this season in the top-flight.



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