Following his return from yet another ankle injury, the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has spoken out of his desire to force his way back into Arsene Wenger’s line up for the remaining games of the season. Having played the full 90 minutes for the under 21’s in a 4-1 victory over Stoke, the Englishman is now looking forward to returning to the first-team.
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As we approach the end of yet another Premier League season, rumors have already begun to emerge about Arsenal’s potential summer signings. In the latest news, the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsene Wenger is waiting for the Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in regards to his future ahead of a potential move.
The veteran shot-stopper has seen Thibaut Courtois take over his role as the Number One at Stamford Bridge and is understood to be considering his options as the season draws to a close. The Czech Republic international confirmed last week that he does not want to spend another season as the understudy to Courtois and reports suggest Arsenal are likely to step up their interest as a result.
There is certainly no doubt that every Arsenal fan and his dog loves Lukas Podolski, not only for his talents on the football pitch but also for his faultless character, gritty attitude and also his great sense of humour. Despite moving on loan to Inter Milan in January, The German international is on the good books of most Arsenal fans and has also claimed recently that there is a chance that he will play for Arsenal again. But will he?
Although it could be argued that the international break has arrived at the wrong time for Arsenal, who have hit a superb run of form in the Premier League, it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Arsene Wenger may welcome three key players back from lengthy injury layoffs in preparation for the Liverpool game.
Saturday afternoon sees the Gunners make a long northerly trip to face newly-promoted Burnley. As The Clarets were in the Championship last season, our regular Beat Your Manager! column doesn’t have a lineup list from last season to talk about and instead has come up with a novel topic that last season’s stats can usefully answer.
Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football is a game similar to “Football Manager”, but applied to live football, where you manage your favourite Club and pick lineups, bench, formations and substitutions, all in real-time. When fans play the game, the Beat Your Manager team can measure the popularity of different players, by looking at how frequently they are selected for the starting lineup, substitutes bench or not selected at all.
Sunday afternoon sees the return of Arsenal to Stamford Bridge, a fixture that was infamous last season for the 6-0 thrashing the hosts meted out to the visitors. The game was over by half-time, with goals from Eto’o, Schürrle and Oscar complementing Hazard’s penalty. Oscar added another after the break, before substitute Salah administered the coup de grace to make Wenger’s 1000th game as Manager one to forget.
The game was also notable for Andre Marriner wrongly sending off Kieran Gibbs for blocking Hazard’s curling effort with his hand, despite Oxlade-Chamberlain’s protestations that he was the culprit.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rubbished the idea of signing another striker. by OG
When asked about the reports of the injured standing striker Oliver Giroud, the Arsenal boss said in response that there is no need in filling the vacuum left by the Frenchman.
Wenger said: “We have many players that fits into the position, such as world cup winner Lukas Poldoski, Yaya Sanogo and also (when the England international returns to fitness) Theo Walcott, and summer deal Alexis Sanchez who can fit in well”
Just like last season, most of the pundits are writing off the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title before we have even got started. And the likes of Michael Owen, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are using the same old reasons to back up their predictions. Namely, that Arsenal have not the power and fighting qualities we need to stand up to the likes of Chelsea and Man City.
Why Arsenal fans need not feel sour about missing out on Fabregas
Recently, Jose Mourinho made a statement trying to bring down Arsenal yet again. He said Fabregas had no intention to return to the Emirates at all this summer. I do not know what sort of mind games ‘the special one’ is trying to play this time but I can assure you Arsenal fans that missing out on Fabregas will not matter much at the end of this season. Here are three main reasons why.
1) We have Mesut Ozil
Apology To Wenger by OE
Good day to all the Arsenal Fans out there, I’m an AKB; I once wrote an article slating Wenger but It wasn’t because I doubted his capabilities but because we were so close to winning the EPL last season, and when the series of injuries came, I couldn’t understand why we did not reinforce. It felt like the right thing to do at that point, but I realized that any player we had opted for would have been a temporary solution & not a permanent one. So to Wenger I render my sincerest apologies.