I am not going to suggest that the in form Arsenal forward Theo Walcott did well over the last week or so in the two international games he started for England, because the pacy 27-year old certainly did not have anything like the same impact for his country as we have seen him produce for Arsenal this season.
“We want to make this like a club basically, that’s what we want. We want everyone to have the relationships (in the England set-up) that they have with who they’re at clubs with. That’s what we’re starting to get with this England team. I’ve probably given a few of my secrets away to my team-mates this week but it’s going to benefit England. That’s what we want, it’s all about England this week.
Arsene Wenger has achieved some great things in the two decades that he has been the manager of Arsenal, and before to be fair as he did forge a good reputation which got him the job and he won the French Ligue 1 and the French cup with Monaco as well as two cups in Japan with Nagoya Grampus 8.
We will have to wait and see exactly which of the current Arsenal playing staff are going to be called up by their respective national managers for the international break after this weekend’s Premier League matches, but there are usually a fair few Gunners involved.
Jack Wilshere has come under increased criticism in recent days, with both Glenn Hoddle and Ray Parlour moving to downplay his impact in the previous match.
The Arsenal midfielder was promoted for the first-team line-up for England’s last game with Slovakia, but failed to impress in his first start of the tournament.
The European Championships restarts again today after two days off, with the first knock-our round set to begin at 3PM local time (2PM GMT).
Arsenal have a number of players still involved in the tournament, with a number holding reserved confidence in going deep into the competition.
After the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere made a somewhat underwhelming Euro 2016 debut for the Three Lions in the final group game stalemate with Slovakia on Monday night, the midfielder’s chances of playing again during the tournament looked to be at risk.
In some ways it was a good night for the Arsenal players involved in Euro 2016 last night, as the England midfielder Jack Wilshere and the Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey both joined the French duo Koscielny and Giroud and our new Switzerland star Granit Xhaka in the knockout stage. England are currently fourth favourites for the trophy with every online sportsbook, but Wales are still considered big outsiders despite ending up on top of England’s group.