July 15, 2014 by
Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal last summer from Real Madrid for a club record fee of around £42.3million. His arrival was greeted by great fanfare by most Gunners fans, as the former-Werder Bremen player was considered the European assist king.
He made a promising start to his Gunners career, before his season went downhill. He looked tired and picked-up an injury towards the end of the season.
As we all know Ozil’s Germany became world champions on Sunday night by defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra-time in the World Cup final. In truth though, Ozil had a quiet final and tournament really. He seemed to be on the peripheral of things for much of the competition in Brazil. .......Read more here.....
July 14, 2014 by
According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is about to make a £23million move to Arsenal. The Mail got their information from Spanish newspapers and if it is true it could prove a brilliant move by the Gunners.
It is claimed that Khedira has already agreed a move to the Emirates Stadium, after turning down a new contract with Real Madrid. The German has just a year left on his contract in the Spanish capital and Los Blancos look set to offload the former-Stuttgart star.
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July 11, 2014 by
Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal from Spanish giants Barcelona for a fee believed to be in the region of £35million. The 25-year-old is reported to have signed a five-year contract at the Emirates.
Sanchez was one of Chile’s star players as they made it to the last 16 of the World Cup, before losing to hosts Brazil on penalties. The forward scored two goals in Brazil in four appearances and looked a constant threat to opposition defenders.
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June 26, 2014 by
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that his time is running out to make a mark at club and international level. The midfielder was part of the England squad that crashed out of the World Cup in Brazil at the group stage.
The midfielder now feels he is no longer a young player. He told the Guardian: “It’s easy for me to stand here and say: ‘We’re young, we can go forward. But if you look at Germany, a team like that, they’ve got young players who are delivering now. .......Read more here.....
June 25, 2014 by
Arsenal fans will be excited to see their young forward Joel Campbell do so well at the World Cup with Costa Rica. He terrorised the defences of Italy and Uruguay, before producing a quieter performance against England in the last group game.
The youngster who celebrates his 22nd birthday tomorrow has shown just what he can do against top opposition at the World Cup. His pace and power are two attributes that should serve him well in the Premier League, if as expected the Gunners give him a chance in the first team next season.
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June 20, 2014 by
England suffered a 2-1 defeated against Uruguay in their second group game of the World Cup, which leaves them on the verge of exiting the competition at the group stage for the first time since 1958.
With changes likely to be made in the England squad after the World Cup could Arsenal hold the key to better performances for England?
The two Arsenal players that are in the Three Lions squad have been highly unlucky with injuries. Midfielder Jack Wilshere has long been regarded as a future England star, but injuries again curtailed his development towards the end of last season. .......Read more here.....
June 12, 2014 by
Former England assistant coach Stuart Pearce has suggested he does not expect Arsenal star Jack Wilshere to have an important role to play for the Three Lions at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Gunners midfielder made the final World Cup squad despite missing plenty of action after suffering a foot injury in March, and he has played a part in all three warm-up games against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras.
However, Wilshere hasn’t quite managed to prove his form and fitness in those games and it is now clear he won’t be featuring in Roy Hodgson’s starting line-up for the opening game against Italy, where the Three Lions are 2/1 to emerge victorious. .......Read more here.....
June 10, 2014 by
England boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could take part in the second group game against Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup after stepping up his recovery from injury.
The 20-year-old suffered a knee ligament damage in the friendly game against Ecuador and it was believed he could miss the tournament final altogether. Roy Hodgson then said he would give the youngster as much time as need to try and prove his fitness and the boss has now been rewarded for his confidence in the talented player. .......Read more here.....
June 07, 2014 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the performances of Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski in a recent international friendly. The pair showed real quality in last night‘s game, and made mincemeat of Armenia.
Ozil grabbed an assist and struck the woodwork with an effort, while Podolski scored one and made a further three. What was even more impressive is that both players weren’t even starting in the game, but coming off the bench to full effect.
Podolski boasted a 91% pass completion and created a total of four chances for his teammates. Ozil created three chances and had an 87% pass completion last night. .......Read more here.....
June 06, 2014 by
England manager Roy Hodgson has all but confirmed that he does not plan to replace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a new player despite the Arsenal midfielder picking up a knee ligament injury in the international friendly against Ecuador.
Many were surprised to see the 20-year-old make the final World Cup squad considering he had missed a large chunk of the Premier League campaign, last playing for the Gunners back in April.
The youngster, nonetheless, produced a very good performance in Wednesday’s friendly against Ecuador, but was unfortunate to suffer a knee ligament damage just after the hour mark. .......Read more here.....