Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have not got very happy memories about the last time we tried to do a piece of transfer business with our Premier League rivals Liverpool. They could have just said no to the offer of £40,000,001.00 for their striker Luis Suarez but instead they spread it all over the press and both their owner and manager took great delight in slinging mud.
This is in the news at the moment because Roy Hodgson has just announced that there is still a chance that Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere could still take his place in the England team this summer, despite not having kicked a ball for the Gunners this season.
Whether the Arsenal transfer rumours about the possible sale at the end of the season of the England international midfield star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are true is anyone’s guess. It could all be just the football media putting two and two together to get five or simply conjecture after the latest injury picked up by the Ox has thrown into question the impact that the 22-year old has had for Arsenal since we signed him from Southampton in 2011.
The full extent of the injury picked up by the Arsenal and England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is yet to be found out, as the 22-year old is due to have further tests today but after the initial assessment of him yesterday it is not looking too promising for the Ox.
The big question for Arsenal fans today was about who was going to fill the third forward position for this massive Champions League game against Barcelona, as the team selection of Arsene Wenger for the Hull game away int the FA cup had all but told us what team we would see tonight.
With the Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott having been below par for a good few games I was not surprised to see Arsene Wenger leave him out of the Arsenal starting line up for the must win Premier League game away to Bournemouth on Sunday.
There were a few notable performances from Arsenal players as the Gunners got back to winning ways in Bournemouth yesterday, with our keeper Petr Cech, the goal scorers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all impressing. For me though the outstanding player was Aaron Ramsey who capped a tireless and effective all round game with a key part in both goals.
After falling to fourth place in the Premier League last weekend, Arsenal have been put under even more pressure after seeing Leicester City stretch their lead at the top with an away win over Man City, while Tottenham also won to move into second spot.