The Arsenal and Wales international star has not kicked a ball in anger since the first game of the Premier League season, when he picked up the hamstring injury in our disappointing defeat to Liverpool. He is set to miss the latest games for Wales over the next two weeks, with Chris Coleman having another go at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for it.
Laurent Koscielny pulled an ‘Arsene Wenger’ by claiming he did not know if he handled the ball to score the winner for Arsenal yesterday.
The French manager has regularly claimed to not see such goings on during the game, from deliberate fouls, dives, and various other precarious occurrences on the field, and today is no different.
Arsenal stole the three points away at Burnley today, and their manager Sean Dyche is furious with the way in which the winning goal was scored.
The Gunners travelled to Turf Moor and took part in a tough battle, but were able to come away victorious.
Arsenal managed to steal all three points today, with a questionable winner which will no doubt leave our opponents reeling.
There was little to talk about from the first-half of the match, with many passes being over hit, and both defences clearing up any attacking threats, and the second-half wasn’t much better.
The confirmed line-up has been released by Arsenal, and we have I’m a little confused as to why we have no striker in our squad.
As expected, Alexis Sanchez has been given the central role, with his impressive partnership with Theo Walcott set to continue, but the surprise comes with both Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez excluded from the bench, with three defenders included.
We all know that Arsenal can be brilliant and give any other team on the planet a run for their money, but we are also too well aware that in recent years we have not done it on a consistent enough basis to mount a strong enough challenge for the Premier League trophy.
After last night’s opening Champions League games, all the talk on Arsenal websites is about our meeting with Barcelona next Tuesday, but first of all we have the small matter of a fifth round FA Cup tie against Hull City coming up.
The Arsenal youngster Calum Chambers came to Arsenal as a right-back from Southampton, but Arsene Wenger seems to have the idea of turning him into a versatile player and was originally training him as a central defender and more recently giving him lessons in the central midfield.