Wenger – Van Persie contract will be sorted before Euro 2012 starts

The ongoing saga of Robin Van Persie’s contract talks with Arsenal have been the talking point of the season, and it looks to me that the only condition for him is that Arsenal win the Third Champions League place (and will have a chance to win it next season) before he agrees to sign his extension.

In my opinion this is why Arsene Wenger is confident that the Dutchman will make his decision very quickly after the end of the season. Yesterday’s draw with Chelsea (and Tottenham’s defeat) has brought that goal one step closer which prompted Wenger to say: “It will be sorted at the end of the season – before the Euros.”

Walcott says that Oxlade-Chamberlain has given Fabio Capello a headache!

The Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott believes that the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the last few weeks will give Fabio Capello a “good headache” when he has to decide who to take with him to this summers Euro 2012 tournament.

Walcott couldn’t hide his admiration for the 18 year-old and thinks The Ox will now keep his place in the Arsenal first team as well, despite his age. Walcott said: “He’s very direct and he likes to get at players, which is what any Arsenal fan likes to see,”

Capello Fixating Over Chamberlain Debut

Arsenal’s rising star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might become the next high potential national squad player for England sooner than everybody thought as Capello is planning on calling him up for the friendly match against Holland from the end of the month.

Capello seems set to get Chamberlain ready for this season’s EURO 2012, and the game against Holland is the perfect moment to do that.

“Obviously it [England call-up] would be very nice, but I have just got to keep my feet on the ground and take it step by step.”, declared Chamberlain.

Chamberlain’s Not Interested In EURO Possibility

Arsenal’s wonderkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed his incredible late form with a great appearance today against Blackburn and with two excellent goals, the first of his life in the Premier League.

“It was an enjoyable day for everyone,” he told Sky Sports.

“We knew we had to bounce back after the 0-0 away at Bolton and the amount of chances we created there but failed to score. We knew that if we created chances eventually we would take them and today, by the scoreline, I think we did take them.

Van Persie Will Have To Attack Mertesacker Soon

The new question floating around the Emirates stadium is what will happen in the challenge between Arsenal’s striker Robin Van Persie and central defender Per Mertesacker when Per’s Germany will meet Robin’s Netherlands at the EURO 2012.

When asked about RVP’s opinion when he heard of the results, Mertesacker replied:

“He said he would be happy to see me next summer!” Per told Arsenal.com “That was the first thing he said after the draw.

“This is not a friendly though, it’s a tough game and therefore both of us want to go through the group stage.

Wenger – Wilshere will be back from injury soon hopefully

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger spoke about England’s chances against France in the EURO 2012 group and also underlined the fact that the Lions need as much help they can get and that means having most of the players available.

The Frenchman also underlined the importance of Jack Wilshere and the fact that even if he gets back in form nobody can promise he’ll be good enough to go at the European with England.

“If all the players are available it is difficult to predict,” he added. “England have a disadvantage as they do not have [Wayne] Rooney, who is not only a good player but gives confidence in the dressing room.”

Wenger – It’s not early for the OX

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is afraid that calling Chamberlain to the 2012 EURO might not be such a good idea at such an early stage in his life and that the boss must make sure to take him step by step in order to help the player develop to his full potential.

“I would like to see [him go to Euro 2012] but let’s go step by step,” said the Frenchman. “I think in England you always take the fast track. To go to the European Championships you need experience in the Premier League so it is important he gets that first.

Chamberlain – The English senior squad is not my priority now

Arsenal’s new wonderkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke a bit about himself to the club’s official website. It seems that the player is not yet interested to hear the rumours about him joining the England senior national squad to next year’s EURO 2012 because he still wants to concentrate to get into the first team at Arsenal.

“I do not look too much into that because at the moment it has not happened,” he said. “I am not in the senior squad, I am in the Under-21s and the way I see it is that we go away in February and that is my focus.”

Wenger:”England are outsiders for Euro 2012”

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger said in the last conference press before the game against Sunderland that England’s national team has no chance in winning the Euro 2012, and that they would be better off with an English manager leading them towards European glory.

“Harry Redknapp is a candidate, he is English, he is ready, he is happy to do it and you [the media] have already chosen him, so don’t doubt it too much!”

“I always told you that for me the national team needs an English manager and I will never change that view for one minute.”