Paul Scholes was not the first former player or TV pundit to cast doubt on the progress being made by the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere, but his harsh slating of the midfielder and his Arsenal team mates was the one to really hit the headlines last season.
It seemed to hit home with Jack as well, perhaps because Scholes played the same sort of role for England and Manchester United and Wilshere has great respect for him. I think that may have helped Jack to really get his football career moving in the right way again, with his performances so far this season for the Gunners getting better game by game. ...........Read more
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. ...........Read more
Arsenal’s Arteta was delighted about the interest Fabio Capello and the rest of England’s national squad showed in capping him, but he won’t be able to play for the Lions because of FIFA rules unfortunately.
“If it was any other country I would have had to say no, but because it was that one I said I would have to think about it,” he said
“England has been really good to me professionally and personally. In the end I didn’t have to make a decision because I wasn’t allowed to play because of FIFA rules. ...........Read more