March 27, 2021 by
While we may not have domestic football to enjoy for another week or so, Arsenal fans can still enjoy seeing some of their squad favourites taking part in international matches. Some are attempting to build some momentum before the Euros this summer, others are attempting to qualify for the World Cup, and some have AFCON on their minds.
There are a lot of spinning plates in the air and as reported by Arsenal.com, the following players have been able to shine over the course of the last few days as the countdown to the return of the Premier League continues. .......Read more here.....
March 26, 2021 by
Arsenal may have another week or so to go before they can get back to domestic action, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t try and enjoy the international break for what it is – a break.
The next few months are going to be crazy and after that, we’re going to bleed into the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 and Summer Olympics with barely any time to breathe before the 2021/22 season kicks in. That’s the definition of a loaded schedule and because of that, we all need to embrace the time off while we can. .......Read more here.....
March 25, 2021 by
Arsenal manager Mikel Artera was probably extremely worried at halftime of Norway’s expected victory over Gibraltar at the start of the World Cup qualifications on Wednesday evening when Martin Odegaard was subbed off due to an apparent ankle problem. It really didn’t look good at the time; he was banging his fist on the turf when the injury happened.
Arsenal have a very important Premier League showdown with Liverpool coming up after the international break, and having the brilliant young attacking midfielder available for the champions’ visit at the Emirates is of vital significance. It didn’t look good. .......Read more here.....
November 17, 2020 by
Mohamed Elneny has returned a positive test for Covid-19, The Athletic have relayed the claim from the Egyptian FA.
Apparently, the Arsenal man was tested several times before and his results were always negative, but a positive test came as he traveled with his teammates to face Togo away. He has now returned to Cairo and will have to self-isolate.
According to the government guidelines, an individual who has tested positive has to isolate for 10 days starting from the day the symptoms begin. In Elneny’s case, there are no symptoms yet so the 10-day period starts on the day of the test, which was presumably Monday. The game between Togo and Egypt is being played today (Tuesday). .......Read more here.....
November 13, 2020 by
The unpopular international break is currently in full swing and a number of Arsenal players have traveled to different corners of the world. Some have remained behind, simply not called up by their respective national teams, or nursing injuries.
One of the latter group is Thomas Partey, who came off at halftime in Arsenal’s shocking defeat at home at the hands of Aston Villa before the break with a hamstring problem. He posted on Instagram to show support to his international teammates and praised Andre Ayew who netted twice in a 2-0 victory for Ghana over Sudan. .......Read more here.....
October 15, 2018 by
Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny has called time on his international career with France after Les Bleus World Cup triumph ‘did the defender a lot of psychological damage’. The defender also criticised French boss Didier Deschamps.
Confirmation of retirement on French TV
Talking to French TV station Canal+ Koscielny said: “I think that I have given everything I can for France, I am 33, I have done two Euros, one World Cup,”
“France has a great generation of great players now. My injury does not change my decision. For Les Bleus, it is finished. .......Read more here.....
October 12, 2018 by
Reiss Nelson is without a doubt one of Arsenal’s brightest young prospects. In the summer, Gunners boss Unai Emery rather surprisingly decided to allow the youngster to join German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal.
Eying up a first-team spot at Arsenal
Despite his temporary summer move, Nelson is looking forward to returning to Arsenal and playing first-team football. Talking about making the move to Germany, the youngster told Talksport: “It was difficult,” .......Read more here.....
September 10, 2018 by
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has vowed to keep working hard and prove he merits a place in the England squad. The former Manchester United striker appeared as a substitute in the Three Lions 2-1 home defeat by Spain.
In fact, he was highly unfortunate not to equalise in stoppage-time when he saw a goal harshly disallowed for what looked like a non-existent foul on Spain goalkeeper David De Gea.
In England squad by default
Welbeck is a decent attacking option for England boss Gareth Southgate. However, he almost just a default option for the Three Lions boss, who currently has a dearth of quality attacking cover for first-choice striker Harry Kane. .......Read more here.....
July 10, 2018 by
According to reports from the German press, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is set to retire from international duty with Germany following a disastrous World Cup in Russia.
Went go into the tournament in a negative frame of mind
Ozil and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup, as both have Turkish heritage. This meeting did not go down well with anybody in Germany.
In fact, some fans and observers claimed that the pair should be omitted from the squad for the World Cup, as they believed that the visit showed the players lacked commitment to Die Mannschaft’s cause. .......Read more here.....
July 04, 2018 by
England are into the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, and isn’t that just a great thing to say out loud?
We may have made hard work of it as we always seem to do, but in the end, we were able to come away with a result that half of us were expecting and half of us refused to admit was a possibility. Still, this piece isn’t about that, and instead, it’s about praising the act of a Dutchman who revolutionised the way in which we view centre-forwards in this game. .......Read more here.....