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Alexis Sanchez hits back at tiredness claims 0

Posted on November 18, 2015 by David Nugent

Recent rumours of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger giving star player Alexis Sanchez a rest have not gone down well with the Chilean. Sanchez took to Instagram to offer those lacking energy some of his.

The former-Barcelona star played 90 minutes for Chile in their 3-0 defeat against Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. He was a doubt for the clash with a calf problem, but apparently came through the game without a problem.

In-form Olivier Giroud 9/4 to score anytime against England tonight 0

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

France travel to face England in an international friendly tonight, with striker Olivier Giroud expected to lead the line for Les Blues in what promises to be an emotional night. The 29-year-old scored in Friday’s clash against Germany, and has been in fantastic form ahead of this evening’s meeting at Wembley. Now a regular for club and country, the tall striker has been finding the back of the net on a consistent basis in 2015.

Will Jack Wilshere ever fully recover from injuries? 1

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere recently revealed his recovery from injury has been positive, and the long-term plan is to eradicate the constant setbacks that have hampered his development. The Englishman has missed a lot of football for the Gunners due to injury, making only two Premier League starts in 2015, but is working hard to ensure he can finally get a run of games under his belt.

Olivier Giroud continues scoring run on international duty 0

Posted on November 15, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud maintained his fine run of form with the opener for France in their 2-0 win against Germany on Friday evening. The 29-year-old has been full of goals for the Gunners in recent weeks, and will be hoping to repeat the feat when Les Blues travel to Wembley to lock horns with England.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger put his faith in the striker following a series of goalscoring introductions from the substitutes’ bench, and has since been vindicated. Theo Walcott was first-choice for the Gunners at the start of the season, but he lost his place to Giroud before picking up an injury, and now the Frenchman is back spearheading the attack.

Santi Cazorla proving he can still perform in an advanced role 0

Posted on November 15, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has shone in his deep-lying role for the Gunners in the last year, but showcased his quality in attack for Spain during their 2-0 win against England on Friday night. The 30-year-old scored the second goal of the game, a cool, low first-time finish, in to the bottom corner, and enjoyed being allowed more creative freedom to be a threat going forward.

Ozil international exclusion good for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 13, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil was left out of Germany’s squad for the friendly international games against France and the Netherlands. His form certainly was not the reason, as German boss Joachim Low stated that the reason is that the Premier League does not have a winter break, obviously meaning Ozil needs a break.

The exclusion of Ozil from the Germany squad is a good thing for Arsenal, as the playmaker will be well rested by the time the Gunners visit West Brom next weekend.

Arsenal’s Petr Cech set to become most-capped Czech Republic international 0

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is on the verge of making history for the Czech Republic, with the veteran shot-stopper on course to become his country’s most-capped star. The 33-year-old has made 117 appearances for the Nároďák, and will surpass Karel Poborsky’s total of 118 if he features against Serbia and Poland this month.

He’s been a regular for his country for 13 years, and is now on course to become the Czech’s highest appearance maker. Cech has shone for his new club this season, delivering standout showings between the sticks since his move from London rivals Chelsea, and will be hoping to shine for his country on what could be a landmark month in his career.

Kieran Gibbs could be given an opportunity to shine against Spain 0

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs could start for England in tonight’s international friendly against Spain, and has a chance to prove his worth in the national team. The Three Lions have a lot of competition at left-back, with the likes of Luke Shaw (when fit), Ryan Bertrand and Leighton Baines (when fit) all in with a chance of being the first-choice number three.

Kieran Gibbs will have to improve in attack to get back into the Arsenal side 0

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs played a full 90 minutes for England in a 3-0 win against Lithuania on Monday night, with the Three Lions ending a successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 100% record. The 26-year-old had a lot of the ball but struggled to make a difference going forward. Gibbs was outshone by right-back Kyle Walker who didn’t stop getting involved in the attacks, and it’s clear his lack of attacking threat is the reason Monreal is ahead of him in the pecking order.

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott 21/20 to score anytime for England against Estonia 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott is expected to start in attack for England in their penultimate Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia tonight, and is hoping to continue his fine run of form in front of goal. England captain Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of the qualifier through injury, and Walcott is hoping to prove his worth in his absence.

The 26-year-old has lead the line for Arsenal this season, scoring four goals in six starts. Such form ha replicated itself on international duty too, with Walcott bagging a brace for England against San Marino last month. 12 goals in 14 Premier League starts sees Walcott as the Three Lions’ danger man at Wembley, and a goal would go some way to convincing Hodgson for more game time in attack.

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