The international break leads to a number of Arsenal rumours to sprout up (most likely due to boredom), but we don’t wish to bore you with too much of it
Jack Wilshere had been tipped as a certainty to make England’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 squad, but that has now been put in doubt by Roy Hodgson.
The England boss included the Arsenal midfielder in his provisional 26-man squad for the upcoming tournament, but could still drop Wilshere out of his final 23, which is to be named next week.
Jack Wilshere made his long-awaited return to action last night, starting for the Under-21’s side against Newcastle United.
The 24 year-old has been out of action since May of last year, and is eager to return to the first-team in order to try and seal a place on the plane for Roy Hodgson’s England squad.
His games for Arsenal against Liverpool have not always been happy occasions, as Mesut Ozil was subbed off by Arsene Wenger after 60 minutes of that horrendous 5-1 drubbing at Anfield in his debut season, but on the whole our club record signing has good reason to look froward to the visit of Brendan Rodgers and his scousers on Monday.
It is true that most Arsenal fans have been pleased with the way that Arsene Wenger has modified, or at least added to, his tactics for the Gunners over the last year or so. While we all love to see the exciting and adventurous style of football for which the Gunners have become famous under the Frenchman, it was getting a bit too obvious that we only had one way of playing.
Arsene Wenger may have come through the really hard years when Arsenal could not even afford to compete with the likes of Newcastle United in terms of transfer spending, never mind the clubs with mega rich sugar daddies throwing multi millions around, but we still expect to be significantly out-spent by Manchester United and Manchester Vity this summer, and probably by Chelsea and Liverpool as well.