Arsenal loan players make an impression at the Euros

It may be sacrilegious to make such a comment, but I’ll make it all the same. As a Gooner I really find it hard to be too excited about the European Championship, the World Cup or any international competition.

Sure I enjoy watching football, because that’s what those of us who love the beautiful game do far too frequently. I am a proud Englishman and want my national team to do well, but I find it difficult to cheer on an England team containing the likes of Terry, Cole and Parker; players I despise.

Arsenal midfielder back in Euro 2012 contention

Tomas Rosicky is a relieved man. The 31-year old Czech midfielder had feared that his tournament could be over, due to an Achilles problem that he picked up against Greece a week ago. There was good news for Arsenal and the Czech Republic today, as the influential midfielder returned to training.

It will not be known until tomorrow whether he is fit enough to play against Portugal, but he will be desperate to add to his 87 caps and 20 goals. Once nicknamed “little Mozart,” Rosicky is the main playmaker for the Czech Republic.

Andre Santos Doubtful That Robin Will Stay at Arsenal

One of Arsenal’s most fresh signings Andre Santos seems to be uncertain that club captain Robin Van Persie will stay with the club after this summer, saying that every player needs a change at a certain point.

Robin has basically grown frustrated with the lack of trophies Arsenal seem to be going through in the last 7 years, and rumours have it that unless Wenger will be able to bring in top signing which could convince the Dutchman that the Gunners still hold a chance to win the title, he’s going to leave.

Top Arsenal and Tottenham striker target admits Premiership desire

The prolific Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has been instrumental in helping Athletico Bilbao overachieve this season by reaching the Finals of the Europa League and the Copa Del Rey, which has made many Premiership teams step up and take notice.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham have been strongly linked wth a move for the giant 27 year-old after he managed to knock in 29 goals in 53 appearances for Bilbao this season, and he has told reporters that he is tempted by a move to the Premier League.

Llorente said: “I might end up playing in England, who knows? At the moment I’m at Athletic Bilbao, but who knows later.

Arsenal facing serious competition for Olivier Giroud

Spanish La Liga side Malaga was bought in June 2010 by Sheikh Al Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family, so they are not struggling for money. His spending power has seen the club rise up the Spanish league, and they claimed a spot in next season’s champion’s league competition.

Malaga need a new front man to partner Julio Baptista since Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy retired from football. Arsenal should beware, because the man they have selected for the job is Montpellier star Olivier Giroud, according to Talksport.

M’Vila WILL play at the Euros

I must admit to being slightly relieved when I heard that French defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila limped out of the friendly match between France and Serbia after just four minutes. For one thing, the 22-year old is very highly rated and England are already looking a bit thin on the ground, creatively speaking.

It was thought that the midfield enforcer’s injury would rule him out of Euro 2012 altogether. This, I felt, could only be good for Arsenal. Wenger knows everything about the player that he needs to, but a good showing at the tournament may have sparked a bidding war. Rennes have already said that nothing will be done about his future until after the Euro’s and were obviously hoping for a price hike.

Marvin Martin admits he’s ready for Premier League move

French international attacking midfielder Marvin Martin has admitted the fact that he’s looking forward to making a move away from Ligue 1 side Sochaux to a more powerful team now that he has become such an important part of the French national squad.

Arsenal have been keeping an eye on the attacking midfielder for the whole season, and according to rumours Wenger wants to complete a deal for the French youngster as soon as the European Championship will be over at the beginning of July.

‘I’m ready to go play overseas, but I have not made a decision about my future,’ Martin said.

Alex Chamberlain excited about playing under Hodgson’s tactics

The Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is very happy with England’s new manager, Roy Hodgson. The player says that it is a positive thing that Hodgson is the team’s manager, as he allows attacking-minded players like Chamberlain express themselves.

In an interview for the Football Association’s website, Chamberlain said: “The manager is a really good man, he gets on really well with the boys and he has a little laugh but when it comes to doing his job he’s been brilliant so far with tactics.”

“He lets players like me who like to run at people express ourselves and he gives us the license to do that.

Oxlade-Chamberlain – Theo will look after me at the Euros!

The Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still pinching himself after getting a shock call-up for the England squad for this summers Euro2012 tournament, but extremely happy that the more experienced Theo Walcott will be there to show him the ropes.

“It is massive to have Theo in the squad as well,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said on the official Arsenal site. “To be named in the squad, straight away you think of everyone else there.

“I have been watching the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and John Terry for a number of years on TV and also playing for England. That only seems like yesterday and now I’m going to be going with them, it is a bit daunting but I can’t wait.

Van Persie thinks Holland will need some luck at the Euros

Arsenal’s striker Robin Van Persie seems to be set to continue his incredible season form in the summer at the EURO 2012, where his team will face Denmark, Germany and Portugal in the toughest group of the tournament.

Robin has been named the best player in the premiership this season, while some of his national team colleagues like Robben, Huntelaar, De Jong or Van der Vaart have also had incredible seasons, so our Gunner may be part of an amazing team this summer.

“It will be quite tricky because we have a really tough group – the first game against Denmark, then Germany and Portugal.