There have been many Arsenal rumours saying that Joel Campbell is unhappy spending all his time on the bench since he finally arrived at the Emirates this summer, and that he was looking for permission to go on loan in January to get more first team action, but after playing in the Gunners 4-1 win at Galatasary he seems happy to carry on waiting a while longer.
I don’t know about the rest of the Arsenal fans, but I have been a bit worried about how the team would cope after Jack Wilshere picked up his latest ankle injury during the unlucky loss to Manchester United a couple of weeks ago.
No Arsenal player has played in as many games for the Gunners this season as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, although 10 of his 24 appearances for us have been as a substitute. That is probably more than the dynamic young England international expe3cted though, because with a fully fit squad, Arsene Wenger would often leave the Ox on the bench.
While it has been a very good week for Arsenal with three good performances, although a better result in the first against Manchester United would have been nice, it has been the exact opposite for the team we beat in the second of our games, Borussia Dortmund.
Arsene Wenger is not getting carried away with the fact that Arsenal beat the Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates last night. The Frenchman admitted in his post match interview, reported by Arsenal.com, that it was very unlikely that the Gunners could pip Jurgen Klopp’s side to top the group, but he did accept that it was a possibility and he is right to do so.
Arsene Wenger is still hopeful and confident that his Arsenal team can have a good run in the Champions League this season, but he also knows that we need to get going as soon as possible, starting this evening with the visit of Galatasaray.
As well as being a vitally important home game for Arsenal in the quest for Champions League glory, the game against Galatasaray this evening marks the 18th anniversary of the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger. And the current players will be desperate to make it a day to remember this time.
There is some great news for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger today, as Jack Wilshere took part in the training session at London Colney, as reported by ESPN, to prove that fears that his turn of an ankle in the north London derby on Saturday would leave him on the sidelines with our captain Mikel Arteta and last season’s Player of the Year Aaron Ramsey.