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Can Danny Welbeck become a key player for England? 0

Posted on October 12, 2014 by David Nugent

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.

Key Man

Speaking ahead of England’s game in Tallinn Wilshere told the press: “The main thing for Danny is his confidence.

Could Arsenal be the key to England success? 0

Posted on October 11, 2014 by David Nugent

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,”

Laurent Koscielny misses out on France duty 0

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

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.

Mesut Ozil ruled out of action for up to 12 weeks 1

Posted on October 09, 2014 by David Nugent

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.”

Arsenal reported to have rejected Ozil bid 0

Posted on October 08, 2014 by David Nugent

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.

Should Jack Wilshere be starting for England in Euro qualifiers? 0

Posted on October 03, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been selected in the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

The central midfielder was rested from the start for the Champions League midweek victory over Galatasaray, but came off the bench , after picking-up an injury in the north London derby last weekend. He is likely to return to the Gunners squad for Sunday’s visit to Chelsea.


Wilshere’s career has been a story of injury after injury. Prior to the knock he picked-up against Tottenham, Wilshere had stayed relatively injury-free this season. He had appeared in five out Arsenal’s six Premier League games this season. However he has completed 90 minutes on just one occasion this season in the top-flight.

Theo Walcott rules out derby return 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is not setting a date for his return from a cruciate ligament injury picked-up in the Gunners FA Cup win over Tottenham in January. There were rumours that he could make his return against arch-rivals Spurs at the end of the month, but he has now ruled that out.


Walcott confirmed he will not be returning against Spurs by telling the Sun: “I haven’t put a specific date or looked at a game yet,”

Welbeck scores brace in England’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory 0

Posted on September 09, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s new striker Danny Welbeck gave Gunners fans a hint of what is to come last night as he fired home a brace for England in the Three Lions 2-0 win at Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying.


Apart from his goals Welbeck looked lively all game and was a constant menace to the Switzerland defence.

His pace and direct running played a key part in Roy Hodgson’s side victory. Welbeck looks to have forged what could be a very dangerous attacking alliance with former-Manchester United team Wayne Rooney and Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling.

Danny Welbeck states he would thrive in central role 0

Posted on September 07, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s deadline day signing Danny Welbeck has revealed that he believes that his goal scoring rate would improve if he played as a central striker on a regular basis. Welbeck joined the Gunners for a fee in the region of £16million from Manchester United.


Welbeck has suffered slightly for the fact that he can play on both wings, as well up front. It has meant the 23-year-old has not been able to play as much football as he would have liked at centre-forward, where he believes is his best position.

Why did Wenger not strengthen the centre of his defence? 2

Posted on September 05, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger now finds himself short of central defenders with worries over Laurent Koscielny’s fitness growing. The French centre-back has an Achilles injury, which if reports are to be believed could rule him out of the Gunners game against Manchester City a week on Saturday, in a game the Gunners are odds of 15/8 to win.


When Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen left for Barcelona in the summer it left the Gunners with a shortage of centre-backs. Everybody could see there was not enough cover for first choice pair Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.

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