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Will any Arsenal players be in England’s World Cup squad? 0

Posted on November 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have a squad full of players that have represented their countries at different international tournaments.

The likes of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny. Alexandre Lacazette, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are likely to feature at next year’s World Cup. However, a scarce amount of Arsenal players look like contenders for the England squad.

Gunners players must play

Arsenal do not currently have many English players in their first-team squad. Only Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott look like realistic prospects for the Three Lions squad.

Juventus showing interest in signing Arsenal star 0

Posted on November 10, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, claim that Italian giants Juventus are monitoring Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The report also suggests that the Bianconeri have already been in touch with the Spaniard’s agent.

Bellerin has often been linked with a move away from north London, with boyhood Barcelona mooted as his likely next destination. There were even claims in the summer that the Catalan giants had agreed on terms to join them last summer. However, it seems there is also interest from Italy.

Bellerin’s mixed form of late

Back England at 33/1 to Beat Slovenia and Book Russian Visa 0

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

England are one win away from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Gareth Southgate’s men need three points to secure their place at the showpiece tournament and that’s all the motivation they need ahead of the Thursday’s encounter with Slovenia.

England play Slovenia at home and then travel to Lithuania for the final match in Group F and will be keen to get the job done as soon as possible.

Should Arsenal sell Per Mertesacker? 0

Posted on October 07, 2016 by David Nugent

According Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann, the Bundesliga club are interested in re-signing former centre-back Per Mertesacker.

Baumann told German publication Bild: “In the course of Serge’s transfer, we also talked about his future (Mertesacker’s). I can see Per at Werder.”

Pushed down the pecking order

The 32-year-old former Germany international has been pushed down the pecking order at Arsenal by the arrival of Shkodran Mustafi. In fact, the giant centre-back is probably now regarded as the Gunners fourth choice centre-back.

Jack Wilshere didn’t deserve a place in the England squad 0

Posted on August 29, 2016 by David Nugent

England boss Sam Allardyce announced his Three Lions squad to face Slovakia on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier, with Allardyce’s side odds of evens to claim victory in the new boss’s first outing as national team boss.

There were a few surprises like Everton’s Ross Barkley, who has made a decent start to the campaign. One of the other surprise omissions was that of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Maybe it was not a surprise

Okay so maybe it should not have been such a surprise. The central midfielder has made just two substitute appearances for the Gunners this season, amounting to just 37 minutes in total of action.

Alexis Sanchez hits back at tiredness claims 0

Posted on November 18, 2015 by David Nugent

Recent rumours of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger giving star player Alexis Sanchez a rest have not gone down well with the Chilean. Sanchez took to Instagram to offer those lacking energy some of his.

The former-Barcelona star played 90 minutes for Chile in their 3-0 defeat against Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. He was a doubt for the clash with a calf problem, but apparently came through the game without a problem.

International breaks coming at good time for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 09, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham yesterday in the north London derby at the Emirate Stadium illustrated that some of the Gunners players are in need of a rest. The international break has come at a good time for some of the Arsenal players.

Unfortunately a number of Arsenal players will be travelling to play for their national teams all over the world. One player who is in need of a rest is Chilean international forward Alexis Sanchez.

The former-Barcelona star looks like he is simply exhausted and it has shown in his recent ineffective performances. For the usually energetic Sanchez to look tired must mean he that he really is on his knees fitness wise.

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.

Arsenal alerted to Mario Gotze unhappiness 0

Posted on August 17, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal could be set to take advantage of Mario Gotze being unsettled at Bayern Munich by nipping in and signing the German star.

Gotze has reportedly had a frosty relationship of late with Bayern boss Pep Guardiola and he has been linked with a move away, with Arsenal and Manchester City both credited with moves for the German international.

With Gotze’s future in Bavaria in doubt, the Bayern hierarchy have moved to ask the highly-midfielder to clarify his future in the next week.

Should Arsenal attempt to sign Mario Gotze? 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror and Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze. The 23-year-olds agent Volker Struth has criticised his German employers for not showing the midfielder enough support.

Struth told Bild: “Of course I would have liked if Mario had felt more support in one or two situations,”

“I am fully convinced that when Mario feels this support, it is easier for him to show his incredible potential. Then he is one of the best players in the world.”



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