Category Archives: International News

Can Wilshere really become Arsenal’s own Pirlo?

The Arsenal midfielder was used in an unusual role by the England manager Roy Hodgson this week, as the new Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck grabbed the headlines by scoring both goals against Switzerland to give the three lions an excellent away victory in their first Euro 2016 qualifying game.

Wilshere was used at the base of a diamond with Fabian Delph on the left, Jordan Henderson on the right and Raheem Sterling at the point. And although he initially struggled to find the space he needed to really affect the game as the England boss hoped, he did grow into the role and received a fair bit of praise. Even his recent critic Jamie Redknapp agreed that Jack could make that role his own.

Arsenal rocked by Ramsey injury worry!!

Just when Arsenal thought they had come through the two week international break with no real injury and fitness concerns, our star midfielder Aaron Ramsey seemed to pick up an injury in the last few minutes of Wales’ hard fought win in Andorra.

The referee had not been helping Wales by allowing the Andorran players to get away with some hefty and dangerous challenges. But it was not a bad tackle that caused the Arsenal man a problem. It appeared to be as a result of the artificial 3G pitch.

Contrasting performances from Arsenal’s England players

Arsenal’s England Players on International Duty by KJ

England managed to win 2 – 0 against Switzerland today and there was a star performance by a certain Arsenal player. There was in total only two Arsenal players that started for England but it was an interesting game with a lot to say about each individual player.

Arsenal boost as Welbeck double does it for England

If there was a good chance of Arsenal starting with the new signing Danny Welbeck down the middle for the next Premier League game against Man City before, then I reckon the bookies will have stopped taking bets on it now.

The newest Gunner on the block got his chance for England tonight in the absence of Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and he grabbed it with both feet, or at least with one foot and a shin, but I am not going to moan about his finishing. Welbeck was well involved and caused problems for Switzerland.

Arsenal’s Jack mashes former Spud and says he IS coming back to form!!

It seems that all the sniping and criticism that has been aimed at the Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere in recent times has not just been like water off a duck’s back. Wilshere has tried to keep it to himself and let the frustration show, but the recent comments from Jamie Redknapp seem to have been the last straw.

As revealed in a Daily Star report, the 22-year old feels that the recent comments by the former captain of Tottenham and current TV pundit were a cheap shot and, considering all the injury problems that Redknapp had in his career, a bit hypocritical and lacking in any real insight or professional respect.

Aaron Ramsey inspired by Arsenal’s World Cup winners

The Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey has seen his country fail miserably every time they try to qualify for a big international tournament, but ahead of their opening Euro 2016 clash with the mighty Andorra, Rambo is desperate to emulate his German colleagues by helping Wales to the Finals this time around.

Ramsey said yesterday: “Watching them made me think even more about what an achievement it would be to get there with Wales.

“We all know this is not only a great opportunity to show how far we’ve come as a team over the last few years, but probably one of the best opportunities we’re ever going to have of qualifying.

How Arsenal can benefit from Podolski international pride!

With Arsenal having three first team players in the Germany squad that won the World Cup in Brazil this summer, Arsene Wenger has had a difficult start to the season as they all came back pretty late and still in party mode after the celebrations.

There are benefits to the situation as well, though, and hopefully Arsenal will now start to see the best from Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski again. The BFG has retired from international football which should help him to prolong his club career, but at 29-years old it looks like Podolski is keen to carry on.

Welbeck sure he WILL step up and score more with Arsenal

The main reason for some Arsenal fans being somewhat less than thrilled when the club signed Danny Welbeck from Man United on transfer deadline day was his goal tally. The 23-year old has never been prolific at Old Trafford or during his loan spells at Preston and Sunderland, but he believes in himself and thinks that his numbers will soon start to get a lot better with Arsenal.

Welbeck was reported by the Daily Star saying, “I’ve never had the opportunity to get a constant run of games as a number nine.

New Arsenal striker to lead the line for England on Monday?

Normally for Arsenal fans, an international break means a couple of weeks of worry over which of our players are going to come back with an injury. There have usually been a few for us to contend with, bgut apart from Mesut Ozil and his minor ankle problem, it is so far so good for the Gunners.

And in a change from the norm, I would actually like to see one of the Arsenal players get used by his national coach as much as possible, which makes the report in The Mirror about Daniel Sturridge being likely to miss England’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland to be good news, in my book at least.

BANG! Sanogo’s France double is great news for Arsenal

Yaya Sanogo may have had a slow start to his Arsenal career after being ruled out with a back injury almost as soon as he joined the club last summer. And he may look pretty ungainly at times, almost as if he has had a growth spurt and has not got used to the length of his legs yet, but he does also seem to show real promise.

No injuries the REAL positive from Arsenal internationals

For Arsenal fans, especially after a shaky start to the season in the Premier League and Europe, the most important thing to come out of this international break is that Arsene Wenger gets all his Gunners back fully fit from their various international endeavours.

Well it is so far so good for Arsenal after the first round of games and that is by far the most positive thing I can say. A few of the Gunners were in action, with Jack Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers and our new signing Danny Welbeck all getting a run out for England.

Arsenal’s Wilshere will be England star says Hodgson

It seems as though Jack Wilshere has been talked about as the future of the England national team ever since he first broke on to the scene as an Arsenal teenager. But that expectation has turned into criticism in recent years, with most of those critics completely ignoring all the times spent on the sidelines with various injuries.

But it was clear that Roy Hodgson was a fan when he took over the manager’s job two years ago, calling Jack up for the squad whenever he could and playing him, over playing him in the eyes of some Arsenal fans, when he was fit enough.