Petr Cech has confirmed that he is retiring from international football, and will concentrate on preserving his club career.
The goalkeeper failed in trying to help his side to qualify from the group stages at the current European Championships, but was in one of the toughest groups of the tournament, and will take no shame from his international career. .......Read the full article here
Alexis the Champion!
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez helped Chile to win their first Copa America for a century last year, and he repeated the feat again last night in the United States by beating Argentina on penalties once again.
The Arsenal star was given the Golden Ball for being the best player at the tournament, while his striker partner Eduardo Vargas earned the Golden Boot with six goals, and the Chile keeper Claudio Bravo deserved the Golden Glove after keeping three clean sheets. .......Read the full article here
Nigeria have named a provisional 35-man squad for the Olympics this summer, and have included the likes of Alex Iwobi, Jon Obi Mikel and Kelechi Iheanacho.
The competition is set to run between August 4 and August 20, meaning any Premier League players inclusion would mean they miss much of pre-season in preparation for the tournament, as well as the opening weeks of the campaign should his side reach the latter stages. .......Read the full article here
Chile reached the knockout stages of the Copa America last night, with the help of two Alexis Sanchez goals.
La Roja went into the match level on points with Panama in second place in the group, but knowing that a draw would see them through on goal difference. .......Read the full article here
I am well aware that in the modern global phenomenon that football has become, a great many Arsenal fans are not based in England. As we see from the readers on this one Arsenal fans’ website there are Gonners in every corner of the world and they feel the pain and pleasure that comes from following Arsenal just as much as those of us that are English. .......Read the full article here
The managers have finally announced the official 23-man squads for the upcoming European Championships, with nine Arsenal stars set to feature in the competition. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin has earned a place in Spain’s squad for the European Championships, despite making his senior international debut only on Sunday.
The defender was in fine form for the Gunners this season, and even earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year. .......Read the full article here
Giroud manages to ignore jeers to score for France by DN
As Arsenal fans we are all aware of Olivier Giroud’s weaknesses and capabilities, and he has scored many crucial goals for the Gunners over the last four seasons. Okay he has not managed more than 16 League goals in one campaign, but for a workhorse that only cost us 10m GBP when Wenger brought him over from France he has at least earned his wages (unlike Walcott and a few others I could name). .......Read the full article here