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International duty could see Alexis Sanchez miss Swansea clash 0

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Wales Online, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez could miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Swansea City due to his international commitments with Chile. The 27-year-old will travel to face Peru early on Thursday morning and will fly back to London in the afternoon/evening, meaning he’ll get one day to train before squaring up against the Swans.

Chile have a must-win World Cup qualifier this week so manager Juan Antonio Pizzi is unlikely to spare such a talismanic player from the squad. Sanchez could well be given a full 90 minutes such is the important of Thursday’s clash with Peru, and with the travel and lack of rest time, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be asking too much of the former Barcelona man to feature on Saturday.

Bellerin should be fit to face Swansea this weekend 0

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin came through an injury scare to represent the Spanish U21s on Monday, helping the side to a 5-0 win against Estonia, and is expected to be fully fit to face Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. The former Barcelona right-back has been a key component of the Arsenal side in the last 12 months, but there were fears of a minor knock ruling him out of featuring this weekend.

Ozil allays injury fears after substitution for Germany 0

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has played down injury fears from supporters after he was substituted for Germany in Tuesday night’s win over Northern Ireland. The 27-year-old was brought off at half-time for Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan, but took to Twitter after the game to refute any suggestions of injury.

No room for Olivier Giroud in France’s latest squad 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

France manager Didier Deschamps has left out Arsenal striker Didier Deschamps from his latest squad, with the centre-forward currently struggling with injury and match fitness. After a late summer holiday following his Euro 2016 excursions, Giroud had a toe injury to contend with and was suspended for Arsenal’s recent Champions League clash so supporters have seen very little of the former Montpellier man this season.

Arsenal criticised by Wales manager Chris Coleman over Aaron Ramsey’s injury setback 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury which sees him missing out for the Wales national team ahead of October’s World Cup qualifiers. The former Cardiff City man has struggled with muscle injuries in the past, but Wales manager Chris Coleman was critical of Arsenal’s medical team, suggesting they aren’t doing the best for Ramsey’s recovery.

“It’s disappointing that he’s not fit when we expected him to be fit. He expected to be fit sooner as well so it’s disappointing for all of us. I know what Rambo’s like – he’ll want to be on the pitch. He doesn’t belong to us, he’s Arsenal’s player and it’s their call, they pay his wages, and if that’s the decision they made it’s up to them,” Coleman said.

Gunners on international duty 0

Posted on September 06, 2016 by David Nugent

A number of Arsenal players were on international duty this week with vital World Cup qualifiers taking place all over the world. Here is how the Gunners on international duty got on:


Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi were in the Germany squad for their squad against Norway and Finland. Both featured for the reigning world champions.

Mustafi played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Finland but had to have treatment on an ankle problem and was then an unused sub for Die Mannschaft’s 3-0 win over Norway in their first World Cup qualifier.

Jack Wilshere didn’t deserve a place in the England squad 0

Posted on August 29, 2016 by David Nugent

England boss Sam Allardyce announced his Three Lions squad to face Slovakia on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier, with Allardyce’s side odds of evens to claim victory in the new boss’s first outing as national team boss.

There were a few surprises like Everton’s Ross Barkley, who has made a decent start to the campaign. One of the other surprise omissions was that of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Maybe it was not a surprise

Okay so maybe it should not have been such a surprise. The central midfielder has made just two substitute appearances for the Gunners this season, amounting to just 37 minutes in total of action.

Theo Walcott’s early season form earns him an England call-up 0

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been recalled to the England national team by new manager Sam Allardyce ahead of the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifier against Slovakia next month. The former Southampton man has impressed early on this season for Arsenal and has been rewarded with a call-up that could see him make only his second England appearance since September 2015.

Walcott was omitted from the Euro 2016 squad this summer but has worked hard to hit form straight away in 2015/16. The 27-year-old has no distractions in pre-season as he wasn’t playing international football, and he will be hoping he can finally go a season without a major setback. Walcott has been blighted with injuries during his 10 years for club and country, but England manager Sam Allardyce feels he’s still worth the gamble.

Gnabry risking his Arsenal future representing Germany in this summer’s Olympics 1

Posted on July 17, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry is reportedly set to join the Germany squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics this summer, according to Sky Sports. If he participates along with the other 17 players, Gnabry will miss the remainder of pre-season with Arsenal and the first Premier League game of the new campaign. And with the 21-year-old in the last year of his deal, having been frozen out of the first-time in the last season, is it wise for him to join Germany’s Olympics squad?

Will Giroud really be given a three-week break after Euro 2016? 1

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Independent, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been given three week’s holiday after his Euro 2016 excursions, which leaves Chuba Akpom as the only natural centre-forward in the squad in pre-season. The likes of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez have led the line in makeshift roles, but would manager Arsene Wenger really leave himself so short in attack?

Olivier Giroud played six games in this summer’s European Championship, scoring three goals and making two assists for the France national team, and was expected to be given time off to rest. However, three weeks away from the training camp would see him miss the start of the season, while lacking match fitness on his return.

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