May 18, 2018 by
France boss Didier Deschamps named his 23-man World Cup squad on Thursday. Deschamps has an abundance of talented players to choose from but decided to omit Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette from his squad for Russia 2018.
The decision will have come as a slight surprise for the former Lyon striker after he played in France’s November friendlies, scoring a brace in a 2-2 draw with world champions Germany.
French boss has a lot of attacking talent at his disposal
Deschamps admitted his omission was due to the sheer number of attacking players available to him. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Nabil Fekir were all named in that 23-man squad. .......Read more here.....
May 17, 2018 by
Gareth Southgate has officially revealed his England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and if you’re an Arsenal fan, there’s some good news and there’s some bad news. The bad news is that Jack Wilshere hasn’t been selected, whereas the good news lies in the fact that Danny Welbeck will be on the plane to Russia. .......Read more here.....
May 16, 2018 by
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss out on Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for this summer.
Wilshere had earned a recall to the Three Lions squad for the recent friendly internationals against the Netherlands and Italy. However, unsurprisingly the midfielder had to pull out due to injury.
Wilshere was in England’s squad for the ill-fated euro 2016 campaign, despite having barely featured for the Gunners in the previous season. .......Read more here.....
March 15, 2018 by
The Independent has suggested that Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere will be on the list when Gareth Southgate announces his squad for March friendlies.
The Three Lions will face Netherlands and Italy as they continue preparations for the 2018 World Cup finals, with the manager set to reveal his squad in the coming hours.
And while Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is set to miss out with an ankle injury, recent reports suggest that Arsenal hotshot Jack Wilshere is set for a recall.
The 26-year-old last represented England at the Euro 2016 finals, while he was also called for World Cup qualifier vs Scotland and international friendly against Spain in November 2016. .......Read more here.....
November 11, 2017 by
Arsenal have a squad full of players that have represented their countries at different international tournaments.
The likes of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny. Alexandre Lacazette, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are likely to feature at next year’s World Cup. However, a scarce amount of Arsenal players look like contenders for the England squad.
Gunners players must play
Arsenal do not currently have many English players in their first-team squad. Only Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott look like realistic prospects for the Three Lions squad. .......Read more here.....
June 30, 2017 by
Alexis Sanchez is no doubt Arsenal’s star player, but the situation over his future with the club is now becoming tiresome. The Chilean has just a year left on his contract and there are no signs of him signing a new deal with the Gunners.
Last season Sanchez scored 30 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal. The 28-year-old would be very hard to replace, especially taking into account the fact the Gunners are likely to receive a smaller fee as the months on his contract tick down.
Unwilling to reveal his thoughts .......Read more here.....
June 06, 2017 by
Arsenal’s defensive duo Rob Holding and Calum Chambers have both been called up by England manager Aidy Bothroyd for the U21 Championships in Poland. The full list of names can be read here.
Holding, signed from Bolton for £2m last summer, spent a large part of his debut season out of the Arsenal first-team but was recalled successfully with a series of impressive performances before the campaign came to a close.
The 21-year-old, who has made five appearances for the England U21 team, ended up making nine Premier League starts for the Gunners, winning seven, drawing one and losing one. His form late-season even led to him signing a new deal at the club. .......Read more here.....
May 30, 2017 by
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojchiech Szczesny is set to leave Gunners for good with a permanent contract offer from Napoli already agreed, according to the reports coming from Italy.
The 27-year-old Polish shot stopper has spent two seasons on loan to Serie A heavyweights AS Roma and is set to stay in Italy with Napoli close to securing his services, Italian media outlet Il Mattino reports.
Szczesny met Napoli officials earlier this month and has already given thumbs up to a three-year deal with the Partenopei, who will now have to negotiate the transfer with Arsenal officials. .......Read more here.....
April 21, 2017 by
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojcieh Szczesny is believed to be subject of increased interest from Serie A hot-shots Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned.
Partenopei are not thoroughly satisfied with their goalkeeping options and are willing to bring the Arsenal goalkeeper to challenge Pepe Reina for the spot in goal next season.
Napoli’s back-up ‘keepers Rafael Cabral and Luigi Sepe are both likely to leave the club at the end of the season, whereas Spanish shot stopper Pepe Reina has come under heavy criticism this term due to some rather shaky performances. .......Read more here.....
March 28, 2017 by
Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny had an eventful outing for the France national team against Spain, giving away a penalty and clashing heads as Les Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat at home. However, the Gunners defender isn’t thought to have sustained any lasting damage that could rule him out of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.
In Arsenal’s recent slump, Koscielny has been key to keeping the defence somewhat together. His absence in the Champions League saw the side crumble in both legs of their last-16 tie with Bayern Munich, and the form of partner Shkodran Mustafi has been disappointing alongside him in 2017. Mertesacker is waiting in the wings but is short on match fitness while the athletic Gabriel is error-prone at centre-back. .......Read more here.....