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Arsenal’s defence is being marshalled by an unlikely leader 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Ben Darvill

It’s no secret that Arsenal’s defence is the weaker half of their team. Offensively, they are up there with the best on their day with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette world class attacking forces. At the back though, things are not quite as outstanding.

Petr Cech provides a solid and vocal presence at the back of the team, while Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac are fantastic wide-defenders that cover the three centre-halves when the opposition’s wingers look to exploit the width of the pitch.

Shkodran Mustafi ruled out for up to six weeks 0

Posted on October 12, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi could be out of action for up to six weeks through a hamstring injury. Mustafi picked up the injury while on international duty with his national team and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Was in decent form in recent weeks

Mustafi’s future with Arsenal was in major doubt in the summer. The former Valencia defender was heavily linked with a move to Italian giants Inter. However, the speculation came to nothing and he stayed in north London.

Can Arsenal rely on Aaron Ramsey? 0

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal have for far too long been relying on players that seem unable to drag the side out of a situation in which they need to be gritty and grind out a result. A player like Alexis Sanchez has added both immense skill along with tenacity, but there are still players that don’t pull their weight in other respects.

Many fans have claimed that Aaron Ramsey is one such player. The Welshman is undoubtedly a talented player, but he has been largely criticised by supporters and pundits alike.

Arsenal wouldn’t miss Mesut Ozil that much 1

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Ben Darvill

The future of Mesut Ozil has long been one that has concerned both the club and the fans with the German playmaker supposedly an integral part of the team. However, there has already been movement of a colossal nature at the club, with players leaving and others entering the last year of their contracts, and it seems as though he may be following their lead soon.

Jack Wilshere considering leaving Arsenal in January 0

Posted on October 11, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is considering leaving north London in January in search of first-team football.

The report claims that Wilshere is desperate to play regular first-team football to improve his chances of going to next year’s World Cup. Regular first-team action in the Premier League seems unlikely at the moment for the midfielder.

Unlikely to have a future at Arsenal

Wilshere will have just six months left on his contract at Arsenal in January. It is unclear whether he will be offered a new deal in north London. The fact that he has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League suggests that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe the midfielder is in his long-term plans.

Arsenal suddenly short of centre-backs 0

Posted on October 10, 2017 by David Nugent

When Arsenal started their Premier League campaign, the Gunners looked well covered in numbers anyway in the centre of defence.

However, an injury sustained by German international Shkodran Mustafi, along with French defender Laurent Koscielny being absent through injury have limited Arsene Wenger’s centre-back options for the near future.

The Gunners face a trip to Watford on Saturday evening, in a game the side from north London are odds of 8/13 to win.

The likely absence of the aforementioned pair means that Wenger will have to call on some of his other defenders to fill the void.

Should Olivier Giroud have joined Everton last summer? 0

Posted on October 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has endured a frustrating campaign at the Emirates Stadium. In truth, the French international was always going to be back-up to international teammate Alexandre Lacazette this season.

However, the striker has stated that he came close to leaving Arsenal this summer. He told French TV channel Canal Plus: “I had the opportunity to leave [Arsenal],”

“I was very close to another English club, Everton. But I think I made the best choice.”

Should he have joined Everton?

Jack Wilshere odds of 5/1 to make England’s World Cup squad 0

Posted on October 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was close to receiving a call-up to the England squad for the games against Slovenia and Lithuania.

The 25-year-old is currently out-of-favour in north London. In fact, Wilshere has failed to appear in a Premier League game this season for the Gunners. His only first-team appearances the midfielder has had this season were in the League Cup and Europa League.

England lacking creativity in midfield

Southampton looking to re-sign Theo Walcott 0

Posted on October 06, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are looking to re-sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott in January. The England international joined the Gunners from the south coast club back in 2006 for a fee reported to be in the region of £10million.

However, the report suggests that the south coast club could be prepared to pay between up to £15million to re-sign their former player.

Never fulfilled his potential

At 28 years-old, Theo Walcott is almost the poster boy of Arsenal’s malaise in the decade. When he joined Arsenal, Walcott was regarded as one of the hottest young players of his generation. He was exciting, energetic and seemed destined for stardom.

Will Arsenal miss Mesut Ozil? 0

Posted on October 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, Gunners German playmaker Mesut Ozil has already left the club in some ways.

Keown told Radio Five Live Via the Metro:  ‘I think he’s testing Wenger more than any other player has,’

‘I think it was Belarus the other week, he didn’t fancy going. He didn’t want to go. ‘Suddenly he was injured again, he played nine minutes against West Bromwich Albion on the Monday, so how did he get injured there?

‘I think in some departments he’s already left. Psychologically, mentally, he’s already left the football club. Maybe Wenger is now trying to do the best deal he can to get some compensation for him.’



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