Category Archives: AFCON Arsenal

Breakthrough Arsenal star reveals thinking behind England snub

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi has revealed that he decided to commit his international career to Nigeria after talking with his father.

The breakthrough star was born in the African country, but moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four, and has grown up as a Londoner.

Preview: Arsenal’s Elneny and Iwobi set to battle in AFCON qualifying

Egypt travel to Nigeria for the third African Cup of Nations qualification group game on Friday, with both Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal set to take part, and they are set to meet again four days later.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Bielik, Gundogan, Carvalho, Sissoko

The transfer window is yet to show up many surprises, but with Arsene Wenger admitting we need reinforcements, it should soon hot up with an addition or four!

Today has not been as rife for Arsenal transfer stories as you would have expected, especially considering the latest injury to one of our first-choice back-four, but the main rumours are all focussed on holding midfielders.

Can Gervinho ever be a clinical striker for Arsenal?

When Gervinho returned from the African Cup of Nations in early February, many Arsenal fans expected to see him back in the side for the Gunners fairly soon. After scoring four goals for the Ivory Coasy while away, and impressing with his all-round performances, it seemed the perfect time to give him another chance with the Gunners.

Is Gervinho ready to fire Arsenal into the Top Four?

This season has hardly been a success for Arsenal’s Ivorian winger Gervinho, who went rapidly downhill after scoring a few goals early in the season, but now Arsene Wenger believes that this weekend’s goal against Swansea could be the start of a great run of form for the Great Foreheaded One.

Why Arsenal should play Gervinho over Walcott today

Arsenal are entering an absolutely crucial stage of the season, and Arsene Wenger has said that the next few games will define our season. With matches coming thick and fast in three competitions, the depth of the squad could be of vital importance in the coming weeks, and that is why I feel that the game against Blackburn Rovers today is the perfect one to bring back the Ivorian international forward Gervinho.

Should Arsenal bring Gervinho back for FA cup?

Arsene Wenger still speaks about Gervinho as a key member of the Arsenal team. He explained his decision not to scout the African Cup of Nations in January by saying that the Ivorian striker was the best player in the tournament, and we already have him so there was no point. When the 25-year old forward returned after Ivory Coast were knocked out by Nigeria, Wenger decided to give him some time off before rejoining the Arsenal squad, but he will be available from now on.

Arsenal transfer news – Sakho, Emenike and Maher

If Ivan Gazidis has not been telling the Arsenal fans porkies, then Arsene Wenger is going to have asignificant amount of money to spend on players in the summer. He didn’t use much in January, so should have well over £50 million to strengthen for next season.