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.
The Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson has pledged his international career to England, despite having appeared for Finland at under 19 and under 21 levels. He is waiting for FIFA clearance, but he could have a long wait if the case of Emmanuel Frimpong is anything to go by.
Arsenal are one of a number of Premier league teams who are looking at the Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha. The 19-year old is also attracting interest from Chelsea and Tottenham, but Palace are either trying to put off buyers or seeking alot more money than he is currently worth, stating that around £20 million is the price tag for a player untried in the top division.
Marouane Chamakh thought that he could get his Arsenal career back on track this season, following the sale of Robin van Persie to Manchester United, but the Moroccan international has only played in the two Capital One cup games so far. The striker has told French radio RMC that he will make a decision about his future in January, and that will be largely dependent on his playing opportunities between now and then.
While most Arsenal players were in action in the World Cup Qualifiers this week, there was also the small matter of the Qualifying rounds for the African Nations Cup going on in the African continent.