Could Wenger be managing France at the next World Cup?

Wenger on France’s radar?

Since the end of the season Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, has been quite coy on the speculation surrounding his future at the club. Although many fans had wanted Le Prof out of Arsenal last season, it seems the majority have again warmed to him since the signing of Granit Xhaka.

When speculation surrounding his future was at it’s highest point, Wenger did comment to say that he isn’t sure of how much longer his managerial association with Arsenal will last, with as early as the end of next season being a possibly departure date for the Frenchman. With his contract up at the end of next season and there yet to be any committal to a new deal, it starts to spread rumours that next year could be his last.

Does Giroud´s goal give Arsenal extra title hope?

If the combination between the two Arsenal players Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil had carried on the way it had been going in the first half of the season, there is a very good chance that the Gunners would still be on course for three FA cup trophy wins in a row and we would not be sitting 11 points behind Leicester City and six behind Tottenham in the Premier League table.

I am not blaming Giroud entirely because you would have thought that our other forwards would have chipped in a lot more, but you cannot get away from the fact that the French forward’s goal drought has coincided with the team’s own troubles on the pitch.

Arsenal to seal surprise transfer of Varane from Real Madrid?

A year or so ago you would not have given Arsenal FC a snowball’s chance in hell of being able to sign the young centre back Rafael Varane from his current club, as the French international was a regular starter for Real and was drawing rave reviews for his performances in Spain and around Europe.

For some reason, though, Varane has dropped down the pecking order under first Rafa Benitez and now Zinedine Zidane, with Sergio Ramos and Pepe the preferred central defensive pairing and with Nacho starting to get more game time. At 22-years old and with his national team France about to host the Euro 2016 tournament this is hardly ideal for the talented young defender and there are growing reports that he could be moving on in the summer.

AWESOME striker skills have Arsenal fans buzzing

Arsenal fans might start to remember that it was not too long ago we were all purring about the skills of our French international striker Olivier Giroud, after he became the third fastest player in the club’s long and distinguished history to reach 50 goals.

He was also on course to fire Arsenal to the Premier League title but the two goals he scored in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool were the last we saw for some time. Hopefully Giroud will have a good international break with France and come back firing on all cylinders and if the video below showing him in training this week is anything to go by, we should be hearing the strains of his song being sung around the Emirates stadium again very soon.

Southampton star talks up Arsenal move

The Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who has been the subject of many Arsenal rumours in the last few weeks, has revealed that he is now keen to move on to a club playing in the Champions League (18 years and counting!) but insists that the South Coast club must agree to the deal first.

He said: “For my progress and my visibility, it would be better to play for a club who play in the Champions League.

“I know there is a lot of speculation, but I still have three years on my contract, it does not depend on me. We’ll see in the coming weeks.”

New Arsenal striker wins World Cup

Arsenal new boy Yaya Sanogo has won the Under 20’s World Cup tournament with his national side of France. Impressing throughout, Sanogo was one of the key players in the entire set up and was France’s highest goal scorer on 4 goals over the course of the tournament.

Although not winning the best player award, which went to former Manchester United and current Juventus midfield maestro Paul Pogba, nor the top goal scorer award, which went to Ghana’s Ebenezer Assifuah, Sanogo’s efforts will not go unnoticed and he has been one of the many outstanding talents on show this summer.

Arsenal’s young gem Sanogo needs a lot of polishing

I am sure that lots of Arsenal fans tuned in to watch the new signing Yaya Sanogo play for France last night in the under 20s World Cup game against the hosts Turkey. I don’t know about anybody else, but I wasn’t exactly blown away by the 20-year old striker, even though he did score a goal as France won 4-1 and went into the quarter-finals.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to see an accomplished and finished article, because Arsenal would not have been able to sign him on a free transfer with no competition if he had been setting the world alight. One of the commentators said last night that Arsene Wenger likes a project, and that pretty much hits the nail right on the head.

Samir Nasri shows he’s a good loser (NOT!) with four-letter rant!

The ex-Arsenal traitor Samir Nasri has shown the world that he still hasn’t grown up despite being saying at the end of last season: “I’ve matured, I’m now a champion in England and can handle these pressure situations,”

Nasri became a figure of hate for Arsenal fans after he forced Arsene Wenger to sell him to Man City and then followed it up by many anti-Arsenal comments during the season.