Backpage Roundup: Dortmund Want Rosicky Back, Hodgson Cool with Arsenal over Wilshere Injury, Vermaelen Not Worried, Szczesny Senior’s Outburst and More

Dortmund Want Rosicky Back Frustrated Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky’s former club Borussia Dortmund want to sign him back, according to reports emerging from German press. (Metro) Rosicky joined the Gunners from the Bundesliga outfit in 2006 but has failed to fully flourish in London due to his never-ending injury problems. As a result, he is […]

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

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 […]

Backpage Roundup: Double Injury Boost for Arsenal, Podolski Wants Central Role, Jol Supports Wenger, Jenkinson Set for England Call-Up and More

Double Injury Boost for Arsenal There is some good news for Arsenal fans on the injury front as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny started in their under-21 side’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United on Friday and showed no ill effects of the ankle injury that has limited him to just two appearances so far this season. […]

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

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

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 […]

Ox at Euro 2012: Another Walcott?

If there’s anybody who can offer advice to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain about representing England at a major football tournament as a teenager, it’s his Arsenal teammate Theo Walcott. Theo knows all about the expectations heaped on upon a youngster since he was selected to England’s World Cup team back in 2006 by Sven Goran Eriksson when […]

News of Roy Hodgson as England manager a month too late

When I read about Roy Hodgson’s appointment as the new England manager I was hoping my calendar said April 1st not May 1st. This news would have been ideal on April Fool’s Day. Now, I have nothing against senior citizens. I believe they’re a major reason why Britain is prefixed by the word Great. But […]