Wenger confirms latest Arsenal injury blow is a BIG one!!

Whenever and Arsenal player picks up an injury these days we tend to fear the worst and that is not because the Arsenal fans are naturally pessimistic or anything, but because our fears are usually well founded. Danny Welbeck, for a perfect example, is only just back in the side 10 months after he was said to have a minor knock.

So the latest injury update by Arsene Wenger, reported by the Daily Mail, sounds pretty ominous to me. The Frenchman did talk about our England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in terms of weeks on the sidelines and he tried to sound positive about the young midfielder’s chances of being alright for the Euro 2016 tournament this summer.

Invincibles star on why Arsenal WON’T win Premier League

One Arsenal fan, who just happens to be one of our former stars and was a member of the invincibles that last won Arsenal the Premier League trophy, will be crossing his fingers harder than most this weekend and hoping that the current crop of Gunners can bring all three points home from the game against West Brom.

Robert Pires will also be nervously hoping that no more of the Arsenal squad picks up a knock because it is the current injury list and the possibility of it getting longer that the Frenchman feels is the biggest obstacle in the way of Arsene Wenger and the players this season, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Here we go again for injury hit Arsenal – Giroud off?

Can you believe it Arsenal fans? Just after getting back to the top of the Premier League after 20 months, the injury problems that badly hurt our title challenge back then came back with a massive bang in the Capital One Cup today.

You have to feel for Arsene Wenger because his team selection showed how important it was to rest the big players, so Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil did not even travel. How unlucky then were we to lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott in the first 20 minutes?

Arsenal injury boost as international Gunners rested

There will still be two Arsenal players starting in today’s international games, but the good news for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners is that the two key Arsenal players that could have been in line to start for their countries, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla, will be on the bench for England and Spain respectively.

Both countries have already done their job in winning their qualifying groups for Euro 2016 and so the managers Roy Hodgson and Vicente Del Bosque are able to experiment a little and give some game time to the fringe players in their squads.

Arsenal to have FIVE starters for England v San Marino

The old line about there being no easy games in international football does not really hold for San Marino, who will turn up to face an England side full of Arsenal players at Wembley tonight with just a couple of goals in mind. The first will be to not lose TOO heavily and the second will be to somehow manage to score another goal.

And that is pretty unlikely, because the minnows have managed just international goals from their 123 games, while conceding a whopping 531. So it should be a nice easy night for the Arsenal players involved and there could well be as many as five Gunners featuring for Roy Hodgson at Wembley.

Arsenal WILL have Jack for Chelsea but who can face Galatasaray?

It is definitely a great piece of news for Arsenal, as the latest injury update reported by The Mirror reveals that, despite turning his problem ankle again in the north London derby draw with Tottenham on Saturday, Jack Wilshere has not got a big problem and will be fit for the trip to face Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.

With Arteta and Ramsey already ruled out, that is a huge boost for Arsene Wenger but it does mean that the England international will not be risked against Galatasaray in the Champions League group game on Wednesday. At least that is a home game which the Gunners should dominate, but who will fill the central midfield positions?

So who played WELL for Arsenal against Besiktas?

It is fair to say that Arsenal have not really got going properly yet this season. Despite beating the Premier League champions comfortably in the Community Shield at Wembley, the Gunners have struggled in the two competitive games since.

It is far from being a disaster so far, because we got the three points against Crystal Palace and just need to beat Besiktas at home to go into the Champions League group stages, but neither performance was very convincing, with some of our front line players looking like they are still on holiday.

The Arsenal boys are back in town! COYG

After Arsenal began their pre-season games with a nice gentle opener against the Conference South team Boreham Wood, things are gradually building towards the serious business of our first Premier League game of the season at the Emirates against Crystal Palace on August 16th. And the Gunners will be desperate to avoid a repeat of the damaging defeat against Aston Villa last season.

So it is great to see the pictures on Arsenal.com of the Gunners latest training session, as the first of the Arsenal players who were involved in the World Cup finals in Brazil are back with their club team mates at London Colney.

Why are Arsenal bending over backwards for England?

I could hardly believe what I was reading earlier today. It seemed like Im was getting an Arsenal injury update, but not from Arsene Wenger, it was from Roy Hodgson. Since when did the England manager have more say about what happens with Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain than his own club?

Don’t get me wrong, I am an England fan and would love for Wilshere and Chamberlain to be fit for international duty. And if they go and perform at the World Cup in Brazil, as long as they don’t get injured, it will be great news for the Gunners.

Match preview and team news for Arsenal v Wigan

So here it is Arsenal, I don’t think so many fans have been so excited for a game in such a long time. Today, Arsenal return to Wembley for the first time since the horror show against Birmingham in the Capital One Cup a few years back. A defensive error in the closing minutes saw Arsenal plummet into disappointment, a feeling that Arsenal fans have become accustomed to far too often in the past decade. However hopefully all that changes today, with a victory and something to smile about in the FA Cup semi-final.