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.
The European championships could take a very different turn for the two Arsenal players involved in their respective nations final group games today and the end of today’s play there could be very different emotions for Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere. The online soccer betting puts England in with the best chance of going to the next round but I think a lot of Welsh people may disagree considering that our tiny neighbours have their secret weapon Gareth Bale.
Because of the usual and ongoing injury problems in the Arsenal camp, the England squad at Euro 2016 has way fewer Gunners in it than it would normally have had, so Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all having to watch the tournament from the comfort of their sofas rather than hoping to help the three lions out on the pitch.
England are desperate to snatch a win against Wales today, in order to get their title bid back on target, but the points wont come easy.
Arsenal stars Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey could be set to go head-to-head in midfield tomorrow, should the Gunners youth product get called into the first team, and this duel could prove to be pivotal in the result.