Per Mertesacker has been ruled out for the rest of the Premier League campaign, having had to have been taken off during the weekend’s tie with Norwich City.
There are not many Arsenal fans that would deny that the loss of Santi Cazorla to injury was one of the biggest reasons for our drop in form this season, and ultimately cost us the League title. But now the super little Spaniard is back in contention for a place after managing an hour for the U21s against Blackburn last night.
Chris Willock stole all the headlines tonight as Arsenal’s U21 side beat Blackburn 2-1.
Tonight marked the return to action for key first-team star Santi Cazorla, who has been out injured since November, but it was not his name who stole the headlines, as one of the club’s future stars laid a marker down.
This summer could, and should, be a bust one for Arsenal, so we thought we’d keep you up-to-date on all the latest speculation surrounding our club.
Santi Cazorla has called for Arsenal to make changes for the new campaign, in order to mount a serious title challenge for the Premier League title.
Banners were held up within the Emirates Stadium this weekend calling for a change in management or the backroom, although that was swiftly followed by chants of ‘there’s only one Arsene Wenger’, which counteracted the supposed protest.
While a lot of the talk ahead this Premier League match has been about the protests planned by three different Arsenal fan groups, the comments about this from Arsene Wenger and the debate about the manager, the board and the owner Stan Kroenke and who is to blame for our problems, the Gunners do have the small matter of a game to0 win and it is very important that we do so if Arsenal are to ensure a place in the Champions League for next season.
Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, in what could prove to have a huge impact at both ends of the table.
The Canaries come into the match having dropped into the relegation zone only last week, and with only three matches remaining after this one, they will be desperate to get to something out of this match.
Arsene Wenger today revealed that every single member of his first-team squad is available for the upcoming league fixture, which is a first for the campaign.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla have been back in full training for this week, meaning there are no longer any players forced to sit on the sidelines, and the pair will be eager to get back into the first-team, especially with the European Championships coming up this summer.