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How many Arsenal players should be in the England World Cup squad? 0

Posted on March 06, 2014 by David Nugent

Two Arsenal players appeared in England’s 1-0 friendly win over Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night. In truth it was an underwhelming display by the Three Lions and the game was only won by a superb piece of individual skill from Southampton substitute Adam Lallana, who set up Daniel Sturridge for the only goal of the game.


The two Gunners players on display for England were midfield pair Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Neither did their cause for a place in the Three Lions World Cup much good.

Arsenal international round-up 0

Posted on March 06, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

The majority of Arsenal squad was in action in midweek as they took part in international friendlies for their respective countries, but there were very few notable performances, although Arsene Wenger will be happy that some of his key men played very little in midweek.

Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski (Poland)

Wojciech Szczesny spent full 90 minutes on the pitch as his national team were defeated at home by Scotland, with Scott Brown scoring the winner some 15 minutes from time. The Arsenal keeper made several good saves during the match, but he could do nothing to prevent the Celtic midfielder from scoring. Lukasz Fabianski was an unused substitute.

Jack Wilshere picks up a knock from international duty 0

Posted on March 06, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Jack Wilshere playing for England, it’s becoming an all too similar sight seeing the young midfielder clutching his leg on the floor, but after a bruising tackle from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger in the friendly against Denmark, the youngster was down, and Arsenal supporters would have been fearing the worst.

However, following the 1-0 win against the Danes, Wilshere allayed any injury fears and suggested he’d be fine after undergoing a scan on his damaged foot. Wilshere completed an hour in the international friendly and didn’t look as though the knock had affected him when he had a chance to run it off.

Joel Campbell continues to impress 3

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

At the time when Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is desperately looking to add more firepower to the squad, one player owned by the Gunners is staking a serious claim for a place in the squad for the 2014/2015 season.

I am obviously talking about Joel Campbell, who has largely impressed during a loan spell at Olympiakos. And having done so well during his first six months in Greece, Arsene Wenger may live to regret his decision to loan out the Costa Rican despite the player receiving a work permit in the summer.

Germany boss considers Gnabry for World Cup squad 0

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry has received an unexpected boost as Germany boss Joachim Low hinted that the talented footballer could make die Mannschaft World Cup squad.

The 18-year-old exploded onto the biggest stage this season, making 4 Premier League appearances and scoring one goal in the process.

He has in turn received special praise from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, with Germany manager Joachim Low also keeping close tabs on youngster.

Following the 1-0 friendly win over England at Wembley, Low moved to suggest that Gnabry could even make Germany World Cup squad.

Gunners on international duty 0

Posted on November 20, 2013 by David Nugent

The Arsenal players on international duty again enjoyed mixed fortunes. Here is what happened to the Gunners who took part in Tuesday night’s international matches:

Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud

France qualified for next year’s World Cup by defeating Ukraine 3-0 in the second leg of their World Cup play-off tie in Paris. The victory meant that Les Bleus claimed a 3-2 aggregate victory. Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny missed the game through suspension.

Gunner’s duo Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud both came off the bench for the French though. Goals from Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and an own goal from Oleg Gusev were enough to see the French into next year’s finals.

Gunners on international duty 0

Posted on November 19, 2013 by David Nugent

Tonight we will again see a number of Arsenal players represent their countries in both friendly matches and World Cup qualifiers. Here is a list of those Gunners players who are set to represent their countries in international action tonight:

Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud

France face an uphill struggle to qualify for the World Cup, after losing the first leg of their qualifier 2-0 in the Ukraine. Giroud featured in that clash, but Sagna did not. A major turning point of that game, and possibly the tie, was Laurent Koscielny’s dismissal.

Ramsey declares himself fit for Southampton game 0

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey missed the international friendly between Wales and Finland on Saturday evening, but it appears he will be fit for next week’s Premier League clash against Southampton.

There were contrasting reports regarding the reason for his absence, with the player himself citing a hamstring injury and Wales boss Chris Coleman speaking about illness.

“Gutted to miss the game yesterday,my hamstring was tight after training. Medical staff didn’t want to risk me, will be fine for next weekend,” Ramsey twitted on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Wales manager Coleman didn’t even mention the hamstring problem, but rather spoke about Ramsey’s illness.

Gunners on international duty 0

Posted on November 16, 2013 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s international contingent endured a difficult time last night, as many off the international Gunners suffered disappointing results while representing their countries. Here is what happened to the international Gunners:

Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud

The Arsenal trio played for France in Les Bleus’ 2-0 World Cup first leg play-off defeat against the Ukraine. Koscielny conceded a penalty and was dismissed. Giroud played 71 minutes and received a booking, while Bacary Sagna was an unused substitute.

Ukraine took the lead on 61 minutes through Roman Zozulya and Andriy Yarmolenko doubled the Ukrainians lead from the penalty spot after Koscielny brought him down. France now face an uphill struggle to make the World Cup finals.

Gibbs given World Cup lifeline 0

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Nemanja Lazarevic

England boss Roy Hodgson has suggested that Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole does not have a guaranteed spot on the plane to Brazil, thus hinting that Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs still has a chance to make England’s World Cup squad.

Ashley Cole has been dropped by Jose Mourinho for the Premiership clash against West Brom after Cesar Azpilicueta had impressed at left-back in the 3-0 triumph over Schalke.

The experienced defender has then received some more bad news, with Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson revealing that his place in the World Cup squad is in danger.

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