Arsenal very short of players for Fulham clash

Luckily for Arsenal they are going through a generous period of the fixture list and could probably afford to rotate a little bit, which is just as well as they have EIGHT players on the injury list ahead of this weekends fixture against Fulham.

Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, Nicklas Bendtner, Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal, Abou Diaby and Thomas Vermaelen are all extremely doubtful for the game as Wenger explained: “Monreal looks a doubt for Saturday, a big doubt, because he twisted his foot on the kick. It is not the bruise, he turned and twisted the ligament. Rosicky had surgery with a general anaesthetic for a broken nose in two places. With a mask he may be available, but we have to monitor it closely,”

Walcott On His Way Out?

Even though the press is focusing all of its attention on Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie, the Dutchman is not the only top rated star who has refused to extend his contract, as Theo Walcott has also entered the last year of his contract with the Gunners.

The indecision hasn’t gone unnoticed as a host of clubs amongst which Chelsea, PSG and Juventus are believed to be hot on the winger’s trail, and if rumours are to be believed a transfer fee of £15million would  be enough to convince Arsenal’s officials to let Walcott go if the winger won’t agree to extend his contract with the club.

Will Arsenal’s Forward Agree To A Contract Extension Any Time Soon?

Ever since the trophy drought at Arsenal started to get worse the Gunners have been encountering problems when having to deal with expiring contracts to some of their best players. Nasri refused to extend his contract, Clichy and Fabregas asked for permission to leave and now top players Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott are about to be placed in the same pot if Wenger won’t do something about it soon.

Walcott Blames The Players. Shouldn’t He Only Blame Himself?

Arsenal’s out of form winger Theo Walcott thinks that the players must take responsibility, but really, he’s the one who should take the most because his late appearances have simply been below par.

‘The manager will take all the stick,’ he told the Daily Telegraph. ‘He looks after us. He believes in us.

‘As players we need to look at ourselves. We need to take responsibility. The last few games haven’t been good enough.

‘The worst thing is we have a lot of regrets. There are games we could have won. When you go to Swansea and score two goals you should win.’

Wenger:”Walcott is a decisive player”

Arsene Wenger praised his winger Theo Walcott for the attitude he had lately and for the amount of work he puts in every training session. According to the French manager the Arsenal footballer is evolving into a better team player, and he will be a good asset for England’s national team at the Euro 2012.

“Yes, I think he has made progress as a team player,” said the manager. “He works very hard, Theo, because he’s naturally a guy who thinks ahead. And he works harder for the team. He is making progress, I think, this season.”