There has been a growing sense coming from the football media that Arsenal would not get their man, and the fact that the Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy did not accept the offer to move to Arsenal before heading off to Euro 2016 with Roy Hodgson and the England squad was always a worry. He would have been perfect for Arsenal, especially as at that price Wenger would not need to win multiple jackpots at the online casinos at Automatenherz.com to pay for him! And no Automatenherz is not the new German centre back we are looking for as a partner to Laurent Koscielny, although I wonder if we are still looking for a player in that area of the pitch.”
The playing season is over for Arsenal, and it is time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming European Championships, but that doesn’t mean I will be putting my club shirt away for the summer.
Eight of our players have been selected for their respective countries provisional squads for Euro 2016, and I will be keeping a close eye on a number of them for different reasons.
Jack Wilshere is our only star set to grace the England side this summer, and while my priority will be for Jack to return from international duty injury-free, I will of course also be cheering on the Lions. I’m usually one to have a sentimental bet on our side to win the tournament, but the 9/1 (10.0) available is a little short for my liking.
The European Championships are right around the corner, and after an exciting week of international fixtures, we thought we’d look ahead to the upcoming competition.
A number of Arsenal fans are set to take each other on for their respective countries, and I’m big on having a sentimental bet, and will be looking for some value to be had from the tournament.
I know that not every fan of Arsenal Football Club is also a fan of the England national team. With club football these days being more of a global concern than ever, it is actually more likely that English fans like me are in the minority, so a lot of Gooners may have missed the performance of the Arsenal players in the England v San Marino international game the other day.
This is the first interview I’ve seen with Arsenal’s newest young defender and he seems very calm and relaxed in front of the camera, in fact exactly as he looks on the pitch!
He seems much more experienced than he should be at his age and you have to admire the way he has handled moving to one of the biggest teams in the world.
He has quickly earned a call up to the national side and was one of five Arsenal players in England‘s easy 5-0 win against minnows San Marino last night, but you can only beat the team that is put in front of you. He seems to have enjoyed the experience!
With more injuries than the annual over-90s breakdancing competition, Arsenal fans will be nervously hoping that the upcoming international break does not end up with any more Gunners out of action, but there is nothing that Arsene Wenger can do, except hope that the players who do go manage to play well and come back in rude health.
The England under 21 squad has just been announced by Gareth Southgate and it has thrown up an interesting little situation for Arsenal fans, as our new versatile young defender Calum Chambers has been selected for the first time, despite already having played for the senior England squad.
When Arsenal signed Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day, the news did not generate much excitement among the Arsenal fans, although we were glad that Arsene Wenger had signed someone. But it was more about relief that the Gunners had cover for the injured Olivier Giroud than belief that Welbeck would be able to fire the goals we needed.
Ever since then, however, we have warmed to Welbeck and started to think that he really could thrive as a centre forward under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger. There have been a few hiccups along the way so far, like the three missed chances against Borussia Dortmund, but in his second Champions League game for Arsenal last night, the 23-year old banished most of the remaining doubts with his stunning hat-trick.
After bursting on to the scene at Arsenal and becoming the youngest Gunner ever to play in the Premier League, about three months before his 17th birthday, Jack Wilshere quickly became a darling of the football media, with Arsenal and England fans alike rubbing our hands at the thought of how good he would become.
Wilshere is now 22-years old and, according to some critics like former England midfielder Paul Scholes, there has been little or no improvement in the intervening years. Whether you accept that as true or not, there have certainly been plenty of injury problems to frustrate Jack and stop him being able to play as he wants, but as long as he stays reasonably injury-free this season, I think he is set to make those critics eat their words.
Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere started his career off so brightly with the Gunners, walking onto the pitch as a 16 year old boy, and by the time he was 17 and 18 he was really beginning to pull his way into the Arsenal first team for recognition. By the time he was 19 he had established himself as one of Arsenal’s main players and everything seemed to revolve around him, until that simple injury occurred that ruled him out for so so long.
Arsene Wenger is a manager with his own way of doing and seeing things in the world of football. Those who keep an ear to the business of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger will probably have picked up on the fact that the boss doesn’t like international matches, especially friendlies.
He has proven this again by asking England manager Roy Hodgson not to play Jack Wilshere in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Wenger does this nearly every time there is an international break and sometimes with other players. It’s fair to say that the national managers aren’t big fans of him for constantly complaining about his players fitness.