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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.

Jack Wilshere impresses for England 0

Posted on June 15, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfield star Jack Wilshere impressed for England in their 3-2 Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday. The 23-year-old played in a deep-lying playmaker role for the Three Lions and scored an impressive second half brace.


The midfielder has now been the bright spot in consecutive games for England, after being one of the few positives against the Republic of Ireland in a dull goalless draw. It seems he could now be ready to step-up and be a big influence in the Three Lions team.


Can Theo Walcott resurrect his England career? 0

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has played just 77 minutes of international football for England since October 2013, with a lengthy knee injury keeping him sidelined until spring this year. He was given a late cameo in England’s Euro 2016 qualifying win against Lithuania in March, started in attack in a friendly against Italy just days later, and most recently played eight minutes against the Republic of Ireland.

Mesut Ozil impresses on international duty for Germany 0

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil completed a hat-trick of assists for his country in their 7-0 victory over Gibraltar, the Metro reported. The Eagles have been inconsistent of late, but were always going to come out on top against the minnows, and Ozil played his part in a convincing win.

The 26-year-old set up Max Kruse with a brilliantly weighted first-time cutback, initially collecting the ball from Jerome Boateng’s brilliantly curled aerial pass. The willing recipient Kruse made no mistake from close range.

Aaron Ramsey delivers tepid performance on international duty 0

Posted on June 13, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was below-par in Wales’ 1-0 victory against Belgium in the Euro 2016 qualifier that sums up how his season has ended with the Gunners. Operating in an advanced role, the 24-year-old just couldn’t influence the game for the Dragons, and failed to make a tackle or interception in his 90 minutes on the pitch.

With the hosts going ahead in the first-half, the second-half was largely a one-sided affair as Belgium looked for an equaliser that never came. Wales were defending deep, and did their best to nullify the threat of the opposition, which perhaps took away from Ramsey’s game.

Could a successful U21 European Championships propel Arsenal’s Calum Chambers into starting eleven next season? 0

Posted on June 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers is expected to play a key role in the England backline ahead of this summer’s U21 European Championships, and should he sign for the Three Lions, he could well force his way into the Arsenal starting lineup on a regular basis.

The 20-year-old was given plenty of game time immediately after joining the Gunners due to an extended rest given to Per Mertesacker following his World Cup winning exploits that summer, but hardly featured in the second-half of the campaign, as the side started to pick itself on form.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere impresses in England’s dour draw against Ireland 0

Posted on June 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was one of the few players to come away with some credit in the England national team, after the Three Lions were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw against the Republic of Ireland this weekend. The 23-year-old played 66 minutes, and was the most creative threat when on the pitch.

His club manager Arsene Wenger will be delighted to have seen him still impressing at the end of the season, and it will give Wilshere great confidence to force his way back into the side on a regular basis. There’s no doubting his ability when he does play for club and country, but Wilshere has missed the majority of the season through injury, which has been a regular occurrence over the last few years.

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