October 12, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 11, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 11, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 11, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 06, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 04, 2017 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to swap wantaway Alexis Sanchez with PSG’s Julian Draxler in January. Sanchez is of course out of contract next summer and is not signing a new deal with the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Germany international Julian Draxler has found himself out of favour in Paris after the summer arrivals Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, two of the most highly-rated attacking players in Europe.
This deal would make financial sense
If we are looking at this from a purely financial sense, it would be a good deal. Arsenal will receive absolutely nothing if Sanchez leaves in the summer and it would take mega money to replace the Chilean. .......Read more here.....
October 03, 2017 by
When club legends speak, it is hard to ignore them sometimes. Arsenal legend Ian Wright stated recently that he would take Burnley boss Sean Dyche as a replacement for Arsene Wenger, but that he believes Dyche is more likely to end up as England boss instead.
Sean Dyche is a very promising boss
For me, Sean Dyche has done an excellent job at Burnley. He has managed his resources and players superbly. The Clarets now look like an established Premier League side. The fact that they are unbeaten from away games at Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton is a testament to Dyche’s management. .......Read more here.....
October 02, 2017 by
The Italian media report that Carlo Ancelotti is looking towards Arsenal following his most recent Bayern Munich dismissal.
Trophy-laden tactician was sacked by Bundesliga champions after a series of poor results at Bayern Munich with the tipping point coming at the 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage last week.
Bayern Munich decided to part ways with Ancelotti despite the Italian leading the Bavarians to the Bundesliga title last year. A string of below-par performances and a reported disagreement with some of the players at the club led to his sacking. .......Read more here.....
September 29, 2017 by
I am not sure there has been a player at Arsenal in recent history that is less appreciated than French striker Olivier Giroud. On Thursday night the experienced forward scored his hundredth goal for Arsenal in a 4-2 Europa League victory at BATE Borisov.
Giroud’s century of goals for the Gunners came in 238 games for the club, which means he took the same amount of time that former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie did to reach the milestone. .......Read more here.....
September 28, 2017 by
Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League trip to face BATE Borisov, manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his young players are fighting for their Arsenal future, reports the Express.
The Gunners boss has named a young side to travel to Belarus, with the likes of Vlad Dragomir and Charlie Gilmour being surprise selections, and has revealed this could be the only chance many of the youngsters will get to impress at senior level.
“This is the kind of job you do not get 10 opportunities to play for Arsenal. When you get it, even if they only get 20 minutes, you have to convince people you have the qualities to do it and you have the courage to play and show your qualities,” said Wenger. .......Read more here.....