Djourou must leave Arsenal

Johan Djourou is stuck in no-mans land behind Arsenal’s top three centre-backs of Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, and if none of them get injured next season (fat chance!) then he will only get the occasional run out in the Carling Cup.

This will put his international career at risk if he’s not playing, so the Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has urged to him to move to club where he can play first-team football on a regular basis.

“For Djourou, the question arises of a transfer,” Hitzfeld said. “If he wants to be selected, he must have some game time in the club. This is not the case at Arsenal.”

Wenger Snubs Chamberlain Talks

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has snubbed the rumours which were linking club wonderkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a possible loan move until the end of the season saying that the youngster is almost ready to break into the first team.

Reports have appeared saying that the Ox might be in for a loan move after his downfall since October when he managed to impress everyone with a couple of appearances.

“He is very close now and he will be used in the next six months for sure,” Wenger told Arsenal.com “He is working on [his defensive side], his urgency and his committed level as well.

Wenger announces Champions League plans.

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger made his intentions for the Champions League group stage game against Olympiakos public after the Gunners managed to secure the first spot qualification following the win against Borussia Dortmund.

As everybody expected the Frenchman won’t be wasting the energy of regular first team players on a game which has no real stake, so we can expect the likes of Robin Van Persie, Ramsey, Song, Arteta or Theo Walcott to be rested and some of them won’t probably even make the bench.

Aneke is ready to attack Arsenal’s first team.

Arsenal’s young offensive midfielder hot-shot Chuks Aneke made his breakthrough in Arsenal’s reserve team at only 18 years of age, and he also marked his first ever debut for the senior Gunners in the Carling Cup game against Shrewsbury Town. He came in as a 90th minute substitute in the club’s win against Shrewbury.

The English U-19 international offered a statement for Arsenal.com regarding his run this season.

“To be honest I haven’t really got an answer. We’ve got a lot of good players around the Club and a lot of quality so we should be winning games. For some reason it’s not going like that at the moment but I’m pretty sure that soon we will bounce back and start winning some games.”

Arsenal’s future star Luke Freeman blesses first team opportunity

Arsenal’s 19-year-old star Luke Freeman is ecstatic about the chance his manager Arsene Wenger offered him upon his call-up to Arsenal’s first team and thinks that this will help launch his career. The striker had a brilliant start to the season with Arsenal’s second-string team scoring 5 goals in 9 games so far this season.

These performances helped the Englishman get noticed by Wenger who called him up to the first team for a few training sessions. The striker offered a statement for Arsenal’s official website which read:

“It’s great, you can tell the standard is a lot higher than playing with the Reserves or the youth team,”