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Arsenal’s Theo Walcott 21/20 to score anytime for England against Estonia 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott is expected to start in attack for England in their penultimate Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia tonight, and is hoping to continue his fine run of form in front of goal. England captain Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of the qualifier through injury, and Walcott is hoping to prove his worth in his absence.

The 26-year-old has lead the line for Arsenal this season, scoring four goals in six starts. Such form ha replicated itself on international duty too, with Walcott bagging a brace for England against San Marino last month. 12 goals in 14 Premier League starts sees Walcott as the Three Lions’ danger man at Wembley, and a goal would go some way to convincing Hodgson for more game time in attack.

Alexis Sanchez helps Chile defeat Brazil 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored a last-gasp effort for Chile as they defeated Brazil 2-0 on Thursday night in World Cup qualifying. The former-Barcelona star went into the international break carrying a knock, but Gunners fans will be breathing a sigh of relief that Sanchez came through the game unscathed.

Sanchez has hit form in recent weeks scoring six goals in his last three games in all competitions for the north London club, after failing to find his best form in the opening games of the season.

Much of that lack of form was put down to his involvement with his nation side at the summer’s Copa America.

Mesut Ozil below-par in Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier defeat to Rep of Ireland 0

Posted on October 09, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil struggled for Germany in their recent Euro 2016 qualifier to the Republic of Ireland on Thursday evening, with the 26-year-old failing to conjure up any real chance for his teammates, while struggling to retain possession at times too. Ozil failed to register a shot on target, pick out a teammate with a cross, and found himself outshone by fellow midfielders.

His form has been hit and miss for Arsenal, and for Germany the playmaker has endured contrasting fortunes. The Republic of Ireland earned an impressive 1-0 win against the world champions, and their stoic defence was enough to keep the likes of Ozil and co. quiet for 90 minutes at the Aviva Stadium. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping he can turn things around when the Premier League returns.

Arsenal striker booed by own fans on international duty 0

Posted on September 08, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud was booed during his country’s 2-1 friendly victory over Serbia on Monday night. The 28-year-old was substituted after an hour of the international following jeering from his own fans.

Giroud has not made the best of starts to the season, but is the only Arsenal’s player to have scored for his club this season, with the Gunners other two goals coming from own goals. His performance for Les Blues was under-par.

Giroud is much-maligned in north London, because many do not consider him good enough to lead a potential title charge for the Gunners.

Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin chasing a France call-up this season 0

Posted on September 05, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has revealed his desire to represent France in next summer’s European Championships, and is targeting a call-up during the course of the season to put himself in the frame to make the final squad next year. The 24-year-old has not played for Les Blues since featuring for their U21 side in 2012, and has stiff competition in the France midfield for a place.

The likes of Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) and Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) are all ahead of the Arsenal man in manager Didier Deschamps’ estimates, so Coquelin has a lot of work to do to get himself a call-up.

Can Oxlade-Chamberlain take his international chance? 0

Posted on September 05, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently featuring for England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against San Marino, a game the Three Lions are odds of 1/100 to win.

The youngster has lots of potential, but his development at the Emirates Stadium has been curtailed by injuries. He is a promising player for both club and country. England boss Roy Hodgson is obviously keen to see what the former-Southampton star can do.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was favoured over Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling for the game, as Hodgson looks at his wide options with Euro 2016 qualification set to be confirmed with a win in San Marino.

Alexis Sanchez challenged to raise his game for Copa America final 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli hopes his star player Alexis Sanchez will bring his A game for tonight’s 2015 Copa America final against Argentina as La Roja hope to lift their first ever Copa America title.

The tournament hosts impressed to reach the final of the continental competition, but their star player has been struggling for form throughout the tournament, scoring his only goal in 5-0 hammering of Bolivia.

Nevertheless, the Arsenal forward is widely expected to play a key role in tonight’s final against Argentina, and coach Jorge Sampaoli hopes his star player can rediscover his form.

Lukas Podolski in talks with Galatasaray 0

Posted on July 01, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski is in talks with Galatasaray over a move to Turkey in a deal reportedly worth around £2million.

The World Cup winner has just one-year left on his contract in north London and is expected to move on this summer. Podolski failed to score a Premier League goal in the first half of last season, but the versatile forward then spent the second half of the season on-loan at Italian giants Inter, and scored just once in 18 appearances for Roberto Mancini’s team.

Arsenal goalkeeper linked with Marseille 0

Posted on June 28, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, French Ligue One side Marseille are set to make a move for Arsenal ‘keeper David Ospina. The Colombian international is currently at the Copa America with his national side, but is expected to hold talks with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger when he returns to England.

Ospina’s exit now looks inevitable, with Chelsea’s Petr Cech expected to arrive at the Emirates in the next couple of days. Cech will be the Arsenal’s number one, so Ospina would be very more than a back-up for the Czech Republic international.

Arsenal linked with Arturo Vidal move 0

Posted on June 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal may be ready to table a bid of around £21.3.million for Juventus and Chile star Arturo Vidal. He is currently in his homeland at the Copa America, where he recently caused controversy by crashing his Ferrari.

On the pitch he has scored three goals in four appearances as the host nation has reached the semi-finals of the competition.


The 28-year-old has established a reputation for himself as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in world football in recent years. Last season he helped Juventus to a domestic double of Serie A title and Coppa Italia.

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