With so little time ahead now until this summer’s EURO 2012 will commence, we’re taking a trip around the teams which have Gunners in the line-up, and speak about their chances to make a name for themselves this year.
Unfortunately after selling Fabregas the Gunners are now without any player in the title holder’s squad, Spain, despite having Miquel and Arteta at the club.
Although there’s nobody in Spain’s squad, there should have been a few in France’s, but it seems that this got ruined for everybody. The French are in Group D with England, Ukraine and Sweden, one which might seem easy at a first look but it will surely prove to be anything but that. They are rated with a 2.75 odd of winning the group and look to be favorites to doing just so.
The Gunners should have had at least two first team players in the squad, but now Abou Diaby seems to be out of the running for good after more than a season of falling from one injury into another and spending exponentially more time playing on PartyCasino.com at home than on the pitch!
Another one missing, and a very important piece, is full-back Backary Sagna who unfortunately broke his leg for the second time this season and the injury won’t be fixed until after the EUROS.
The Gunners will still have Koscielny in the French squad, but the center-back has to fight against quite a few top defenders like Mexes or Rami, so his presence in the first team line-up is still in doubt.
Perhaps the Gunners will have one more to add to their list if Wenger will continue to pursue the transfer of Montpellier’s striker Olivier Giroud, one who has impressed at international level short after his debut. It will certainly be strange watching a France team with hardly any Arsenal players in it!