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Zaha deal was never close – Roy Hodgson 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking ahead of his team’s trip across town to the Emirates, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that the transfer of Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal was never close to actually happening.

Arsenal were known long-time admirers of the Ivorian, whose pace and trickery are certainly a reason for worry for any defender he may be facing, not least Arsenal’s on Sunday. And the Gunners have long been searching for a player like that. Remember, manager Unai Emery spoke about it openly near the end of last year, when Arsenal were being linked with the likes of Yannick Carrasco and Ivan Perisic. As it turned out, they only managed to bring in Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona, with a reported option to buy at the end of the season.

Ramsey to return before the end of season 0

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Aaron Ramsey was substituted during Arsenal’s win over Napoli on Thursday due to injury, and given the inevitability of his move to Juventus this summer, fears arose among the fans that the Welshman had made his last appearance in an Arsenal shirt.

However, speaking to Sky Sports in an exclusive interview, manager Unai Emery has allayed those fears to an extent, by revealing that the club expect Ramsey back in no more than two or three weeks. That means that, if Arsenal manage to get past Valencia in the Europa League semifinal, he should be back in time to play in the final of the competition which is being played on May 29, at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Eddie Howe dismisses Arsenal rumours 0

Posted on September 08, 2016 by David Nugent

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has dismissed rumours linking him with becoming the next Arsenal boss next summer when Arsene Wenger’s contract expires. Media speculation suggested that the rookie boss is one of the frontrunners for the job.

Dismissed speculation about Arsenal job

However, at his weekly press conference prior to his team’s game against West Brom, he said: “I’d rather be linked doing something right than the other way, but my only focus is winning with Bournemouth.

“I am loyal. I love the town and I want to continue that association for as long as possible.

England could wait a year to land Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on June 29, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, the English FA could leave it a year to appoint a new England boss with a view to appointing Gunners boss Arsene Wenger next summer as the Three Lions permanent boss.

A three man committee of Martin Glenn, Dan Ashworth and David Gill are likely to be the men who choose the next England boss.

They are expected to appoint a caretaker-manager in the wake of Roy Hodgson’s recent resignation following England’s disastrous Euro 2016 exit against Iceland in the last-16. The Three Lions face their qualifier against Slovakia in September.

Will Jack Wilshere get into the Arsenal team next season? 0

Posted on June 28, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been part of England’s horrible Euro 2016 campaign with ended on Monday night as minnows Iceland inflicted a 2-1 defeat on the Three Lions in the round of 16.

In truth Wilshere did not play much of a part in the game, only coming on at half-time and his display was not exactly encouraging for England or Arsenal fans.

Should have been left at home

It would have been better for everybody involved if Roy Hodgson had decided to leave Wilshere out of the European Championship squad. He went to France despite the fact he had played just there times for Arsenal, with two of those appearances coming off the bench.

Could Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere feature in England’s final group game? 0

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere was an unused substitute in England’s 2-1 win over Wales (Euro 2016 Group B), but could find himself in contention of playing in the Three Lions’ final group game given how disappointing Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has been so far.

Wilshere was given around 15 minutes of playing time in England’s opening game draw against Russia and was praised by manager Roy Hodgson for providing a similar creative threat as Wayne Rooney, the man he replaced in the second-half. Wilshere is a known favourite of Hodgson’s, and the need to retain possession could make the Arsenal man a better fit with how Alli’s struggling to enforce himself.

Arsenal-target Jamie Vardy to decide Leicester future after Euro 2016 0

Posted on June 08, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to BBC Sport, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has told Arsenal that he will decide upon his club future after this summer’s European Championships. Arsenal triggered a £20M release clause attached to his contract, and the 29-year-old has reportedly been offered a deal worth around £120K-a-week.

However, with Vardy recently travelling to France to represent the England national team in this summer’s 2016 European Championship, the player’s representatives have told Arsenal that the proposed deal won’t be complete until after the tournament. England manager Roy Hodgson was public in his criticism for domestic affairs disrupting preparation for the tournament.

Wilshere a bright spark in a lifeless England performance against Portugal 0

Posted on June 03, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere came off the bench for England in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Portugal, and delivered a bright showing at Wembley to push his case for starting in the Euro 2016 opener against Russia. The 24-year-old played a part in the winning goal, laying the ball for Raheem Sterling to cross for Chris Smalling, and was typically comfortable on the ball.

Wilshere has featured in all three of England’s international friendlies ahead of this summer’s European Championships, and has boosted his match fitness in the last few weeks to be in good condition for the Russia clash. The Gunners playmaker still doesn’t know what his role will be in the side, as there’s stiff competition for places, but he’s done no harm to his cause so far.

Does Jack Wilshere deserve a Euro 2016 spot? 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal central midfielder Jack Wilshere is in England’s 26 man provisional squad for Euro 2016. The 24-year-old has been talked about as the future of the Three Lions midfield for a long time, but he has struggled to stay fit throughout his career.

Only made three appearances this season

As we all know Jack Wilshere has had an injury-plagued career so far for Arsenal. It seems he has spent more time on the sidelines than the pitch. His inability to stay injury-free has been displayed perfectly this season by the fact that Wilshere has made just three Premier League appearances and only one of those was a start.

Wilshere hopes he can still make Euro 2016 squad 0

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits he has been delighted to finally make the long-awaited return from injury as he made his first appearance of the 2015/2016 season in the goalless draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The England starlet worked really hard in an attempt to put the injury nightmare behind him and he was rewarded with a substitute appearance in the 0-0 draw with Sunderland, as he came on as a late substitute for Mesut Ozil.

Wilshere looked lively in the closing stages of the game, and he obviously hopes to secure more playing time between now and the end of the season.

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