Wilshere Set to be Rested Against Germany, Shearer Backs Benzema for Arsenal, But Lawrenson Prefers Benteke, Szczesny Injured, Bendtner Told to Leave…

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Wilshere Set to Play Just One Friendly on Wenger’s Request Arsene Wenger is hoping that Jack Wilshere features in just one of England’s two friendly matches, after he held a detailed discussion with the Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson over the midfielder’s fitness. (The Mirror) Wilshere has been struggling with niggling ankle injuries for the […]

Walcott to Undergo Abdominal Surgery Today, AST Demands More Ozil-esque Spending, New Gunner Ajayi…

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Walcott to Undergo Abdominal Surgery Today Theo Walcott is set to go under the knife later today to correct the abdominal problem that will keep him out of action for the next few weeks. The 24-year-old Gunner first complained of abdominal discomfort in the 2-1 Champions League win over Marseille last week before it became […]

Gibbs Targets England Return, Arsenal’s Profits Shrink, Bendtner Set to Feature Against Baggies…

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Gibbs Targets England Return Kieran Gibbs is hoping to remain injury-free this season so that he could make the England squad for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The 23-year -old full-back played 34 matches for Arsenal last season – by far the highest total of his career. But despite being the fittest he […]

Sanogo Injury Leaves Arsenal Short Of Options, Flamini Has Trophies On His Mind, Chu-Young’s Misery, Owen’s Criticism…

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Sanogo Injury Leaves Arsenal Short Of Options Arsenal FC’s depleted forward line has suffered another loss as news emerged that their young striker Yaya Sanogo picked up a back injury while playing for France under-21 side in midweek. Already missing German international Lukas Podolski, coach Arsene Wenger is now left with just a single recognised […]

Walcott Injures Ankle in Training, Gustavo Would Like Arsenal Move, Rodgers Offers Suarez A Way Back…

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Walcott Picks Up Ankle Injury Arsene Wenger is sweating over the fitness of Theo Walcott after the winger picked up an ankle injury in a training session with the England national team on Monday. (The Mirror) The 24-year-old Gunner came off worst in a training ground tackle and had to be helped off the field […]

Backpage Roundup: Walcott Injures Hip, Negredo Determined to Play in PL, Diaby Praises Young Gunners, Szczesny’s Apology and More

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Walcott Injures Hip Theo Walcott has suffered a ‘minor hip/groin injury’ and will not play any part in England’s upcoming World Cup qualifying round Group H game against Montenegro. The Arsenal winger’s injury is not serious but he has been sent back to London as he is unlikely to recover in time for the Three […]

Backpage Roundup: Sagna Could Feature As Left-back against Bayern, Frimpong Wants to Replicate Wilshere, Santos on Verge of Arsenal Exit and More

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Sagna to Start on Left against Bayern If Vermaelen Fails to Recover Arsene Wenger could be forced to deploy Bacary Sagna on the left side of Arsenal’s backline in the first leg of the upcoming Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, according to a report published by Goal.com. Already without the services of injured left-back […]

Backpage Roundup: Cazorla Likens Arsenal to Spanish Clubs, Gremio Want Santos on Loan, Wenger Reveals Wilshere Concerns, Vieira Welcomed and More

Arsenal Play like Spain – Cazorla Santi Cazorla believes the secret behind his quick adjustment to life in the Premier League is that coach Arsene Wenger uses the same footballing philosophy at Arsenal which is prevalent in Spanish football. The former Malaga playmaker has been an instant hit in North London since arriving on these […]

Backpage Roundup: O’Neill Sees Brady in Wilshere, Wenger Shocked by Match-Fixing Scandal, Vermaelen Talks up Arsenal Quality, Sakho’s Threat and More

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O’Neill Sees Brady in Wilshere Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has heaped praise on Jack Wilshere for the quality he has shown since returning to action this season and likened him to Arsenal legend Liam Brady. The 21-year-old midfielder finally recovered from his foot-related injuries earlier this season and has been one of Arsenal’s best performers […]

Arsenal’s Walcott and Wilshere shine for England

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Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere were arguably the best two players for England at Wembley on Wednesday Feb. 6 when the Three Lions managed to pull off an impressive 2-1 win, their first over the South Americans in the past 23 years. Man of the match Wilshere was easily the best player on the […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Unimpressed with Manchester United, Rennes Receive New English Bid for M’Vila, Allardyce Talks about Impact of RVP’s Exit, Walcott Relieved and More

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Wenger Unimpressed with Leaders Manchester United Arsene Wenger has revealed that the lack of a real dominating team in England means that he will rue missing the opportunity of winning the league this season in May. Both the Manchester clubs and Chelsea have been weaker than their respective previous versions this term and Wenger believes […]

Backpage Roundup: Gunners Warned Against Taking Reading Lightly, Diame Not for Sale, Graham’s Advice for Wenger, Wilshere Set for New Deal and More

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Gunners Told Not to Underestimate Reading Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal charges against underestimating Reading FC, whom they face on Monday night at Madejski Stadium. The Royals have been in poor form and currently find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League points table. However, they recently battled hard with league leaders […]

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Ready to Spend Big, PL Still the Best for Wenger, Gunners Receive Arshavin Enquiries, Walcott Urged to Sign Da Ting and More

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Gazidis: Arsenal Ready to Spend Big On Transfers and Salaries After Arsenal FC announced that they have secured a contract extension worth £150million from main sponsors Emirates, the club’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis claimed that the Gunners will soon be able to spend big in the transfer market. Emirates, who are not only Arsenal’s shirt […]

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Tracking Shakhtar Donetsk Star, Huntelaar Undecided on Future, Gerrard Talks up Wilshere Quality, Giroud Targets 15 Goals and More

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Gunners Linked With January Move For Shakhtar Star Arsenal are purportedly interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk star Luiz Adriano and have been scouting him for more than a year, according to a report published by The Daily Mail. While Manchester City and Chelsea have been tracking the Ukrainian powerhouse’s more well-known duo of Willian and […]

Backpage Roundup: Walcott Injures Buttock, Cesar Rejected Arsenal, Wenger Laments Lack of Defensive Urgency, Wilshere Surprised By Quick England Return and More

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Walcott Suffers Buttock Injury   Theo Walcott injured a buttock muscle in Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with Fulham on Saturday and so his participation in England’s upcoming friendly game with Sweden is doubtful. The 23-year-old winger made his first PL start of the season against the Cottagers and created two goals for his teammates before being […]

Is Arsenal’s glass half full or half empty?

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With Arsenal’s Champions League recent performance against Schalke in Germany as well as the season in general, some supporters are going to view the club’s glass as half full while many others are seeing it as half empty. The team showed it is still suffering from the Jeckyl and Hyde syndrome as it looked great […]

Backpage roundup: Wilshere not fully fit, Bendtner could be back, Arteta and Podolski praise Wenger, Curbishley doubts Arsenal in top four and more

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Wilshere Admits He Is Not Fully Fit Yet Jack Wilshere has admitted that even though he made his Arsenal comeback in the 1-0 win over QPR over the weekend, he is nowhere near his optimum fitness level. The 20-year-old midfielder started and played 70 minutes of football for the Gunners on Saturday and looked impressive […]

Backpage roundup: Koscielny hates Suarez, loves Drogba, Mannone going nowhere, Cazorla copies Iniesta, Jenkinson opts for England and more

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Koscielny Hates ‘Cheating’ Suarez But Loves Drogba Laurent Koscielny says that he hates playing against Liverpool forward Luis Suarez and has branded the controversial Uruguayan a ‘cheat.’ Suarez has found himself in the centre of multiple controversies since arriving in English football last year, with the most recent one arising due to his alleged tendency […]

Backpage roundup: Jenkinson trains with England, Wenger plotting moves for Llorente and Lopez, Fulham want Arshavin, Ox’s relief and more

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Jenkinson Trains with Three Lions Squad Carl Jenkinson trained with the England squad on Sunday although it wasn’t an official call-up and he won’t be a part of the Three Lions squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Poland. England were using Arsenal’s London Colney training ground on Sunday and so Hodgson decided to […]

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott’s contrasting England experience

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There are a lot of highs and lows in professional football and two Arsenal players experienced different ends of the scale on Friday while playing for England. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott both started the match for the Three Lions at Wembley on Oct. 12 as England successfully beat San Marino 5-0 to win their […]

Backpage roundup: Wenger better than Guardiola, Cazorla eyes more improvement, Ox dreams of England century, Akpom’s pro deal and more

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Wenger Better than Guardiola – Hleb Former Arsenal midfielder Aliaksandr Hleb regards Arsene Wenger as a better coach than Pep Guardiola and says that the former taught him more than the latter. The 31-year-old Belarusian, who now plays for his hometown club Bate Borisov, spent several years under both Wenger and Guardiola earlier in his […]

Has Arsenal written off Park Chu-Young?

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South Korean international Park-Chu-Young played more minutes in London this summer at the Olympic Games than he has in his entire career with Arsenal. Now according to several reports it appears that the Gunners have written the 27-year-old striker off at a cost of £5.5 million. Park was bought by manager Arsene Wenger from French […]

Backpage Roundup: Jenkinson on Three Lions Radar, Zaha to Replace Walcott, Guardiola ‘Perfect’ for Arsenal, Wenger Likens Cazorla to Hoddle and More

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Jenkinson on Three Lions Radar England coach and Man United legend Gary Neville has hinted that Arsenal’s young defender Carl Jenkinson is very close to earning a Three Lions call-up. The 20-year-old right-back has impressed for Arsenal this season and even though he has been representing Finland at under-21 level, Neville says that a senior […]

Wenger needs to play Walcott if he hopes to re-sign him

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If Arsene Wenger was a 23-year-old England international who has represented his country at just about every level with 51 goals and 41 helpers to his credit, and knows that several other Premier League teams are interested in him, he’d want to be playing regular first-team football. The Arsenal manager had better keep this in […]

Wilshere makes it back to the training ground

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There’s some good news on the Arsenal injury front as midfielder Jack Wilshere is back in training again after more than a year on the sidelines due to an ankle injury. Wilshere injured his ankle about 14 months ago during a pre-season match against the New York Red Bulls at the Emirates. He attempted to […]