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.
At this moment in time, the World Cup will surely be far from the minds of the many Arsenal players who will undoubtedly be boarding their nations’ respective planes to Brazil for this summer’s finals. There’s the small matter of contesting the UEFA Champions League, The FA Cup and winning out in the Premier League Mexican stand-off with Manchester City and Chelsea with the Gunners to think about first.
Nonetheless, international greatness could be just around the corner for some of our side’s leading lights. Here are a few of the men in Arsenal’s squad who could really make a mark in Brazil:
After a good weekend of Premier League results following on from the dreaded international break, Arsenal now return to Champions League action. Arsenal will welcome French side Marseille to the Emirates for the 5th group stage game of the campaign in this years Champions League competition.
In the return fixture in France, Arsenal won the opening game with confidence, winning the game reasonably comfortably 2-1. So the hopes will be high that The Gunners can better the scoreline this time around on home turf, or at the very least, pick up the same result.
Wenger is a genius by The Nigerian Gooner
Hello happy gunners all over the world, with the deadline signing And the best signing of the window in the form of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, Every Arsenal fan should be happy with the club and Wenger, for the value for money and class shown in one window, Yet!! Some fans are still complaining.
Wenger’s Dilemma: by EddieJB
It seems to me that Arsene Wenger’s attitude towards signing players for Arsenal has been similar to that of an artist putting the final touches to their masterpiece. Having put so much effort into creating a new Arsenal philosophy, home and healthy bank balance, he simply does not want to risk being rash and ruin it all. He has spent the last decade with severe financial restrictions placed upon him due to a combination of pretty badly negotiated sponsorship deals and a new stadium; knowing as early as 2003 that he would have to start on a blank canvas (pun indended) very soon as the soon-to-become invincibles era came to a close, with high fan expectations and low resources.
As an Arsenal fan, I am confused and hurt. by Hassan Ibrahim
The signing of Dennis Bergkamp was, in my opinion, a masterstroke. It allowed the team to operate with a new dynamic despite his slow start in the Premier League. What followed was a series of decisions by the board that allowed Arsenal to transcend and become serial title challengers. These decisions included signing an array of talent – including Arsene Wenger. The board recognised that there was no point in signing a player of Bergkamp’s calibre if the rest of the squad was below par.
Over the course of Pre-Season in Asia we never really got the chance to see much of Arsenal superstar Jack Wilshere, and he failed to make a real impact in any of the games that he played. But upon his return to England, Wilshere told Arsenal Player that he has been struggling with his return to fitness, but not to worry because he is slowly building it back up.
Jack Wilshere is already a fan favourite at Arsenal, not just because of his talent and fantastic ability but also because of his professionalism and true passion and love for the club. And he certainly didn’t damage that relationship with the Arsenal fans by his recent comments, as the young English international has basically come out and said what we are all thinking.
The club is currently on its pre-season tour of Asia, however many people are still focusing about the transfers surrounding Arsenal, especially those potential top players joining the club. Knowing who is actually on the club’s wish list isn’t an easy task and it’s certainly a rarity for the Arsenal management to give any indications to who they are looking at, so much so that not even the players themselves know.
Do not jump on my back. Listen out to me first please. There’ll be plenty of time to burn effigies of me later.
Jack Wilshere is my favourite player in the world right now, and I can’t see him play enough. I’ve seen almost all of his videos on Youtube, and have followed his every progress for a long time now. There is no doubt that he can improve any team he plays in, and can walk into any team in world football today, even Barcelona. Okay, perhaps not Barcelona, but you get my point.
Theo Walcott has just signed a new Arsenal contract and has called on his team-mates to show more confidence between now and the rest of the season.
Arsenal supporters have often seen Theo Walcott lack confidence when it comes to putting the ball in the net, although the England winger-cum-forward has issued a rallying call this week and claims that the Gunners need to believe in themselves more.
Chelsea ran Arsenal ragged for the first half of Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge before the visitors came right back into the game thanks to Walcott’s goal although they were unable to score an equaliser despite lots of pressure.