February 19, 2015 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no plans to prevent youngsters Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi from playing for the Nigeria national team, Nigeria Football Federation chairman Amaju Pinnick has suggested.
The NFF chief met with the Frenchman at club’s training ground on Tuesday, with the two talented footballers of Nigerian origin at the centre of the talks. The national team chiefs clearly plan to try and persuade the two players to represent Super Eagles at international level and they wanted to hear what Arsene Wenger had to say about it. .......Read more here.....
November 17, 2014 by
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.
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. .......Read more here.....
November 16, 2014 by
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.
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. .......Read more here.....
November 16, 2014 by
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. .......Read more here.....
November 15, 2014 by
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.
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. .......Read more here.....
October 12, 2014 by
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.
Speaking ahead of England’s game in Tallinn Wilshere told the press: “The main thing for Danny is his confidence. .......Read more here.....
October 11, 2014 by
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.
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,” .......Read more here.....
October 10, 2014 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 09, 2014 by
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.
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.” .......Read more here.....
October 08, 2014 by
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.
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. .......Read more here.....