Tag Archives: Hodgson

Can Wilshere really become Arsenal’s own Pirlo?

The Arsenal midfielder was used in an unusual role by the England manager Roy Hodgson this week, as the new Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck grabbed the headlines by scoring both goals against Switzerland to give the three lions an excellent away victory in their first Euro 2016 qualifying game.

Wilshere was used at the base of a diamond with Fabian Delph on the left, Jordan Henderson on the right and Raheem Sterling at the point. And although he initially struggled to find the space he needed to really affect the game as the England boss hoped, he did grow into the role and received a fair bit of praise. Even his recent critic Jamie Redknapp agreed that Jack could make that role his own.

Arsenal injury concern as England rush Ox back for Uruguay

The Arsenal boss may not be too happy about this, but it looks like Roy Hodgson is planning to take a risk on the fitness of Gunners midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Following England’s undeserved defeat to Italy in the opening group stage game, Hodgson knows that he needs to win, or at the every least to avoid defeat to Uruguay on Thursday night.

England to miss a trick by not starting Arsenal star?

We do not know for sure whether the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will start for England against Italy on Saturday night, but most football pundits think it is highly unlikely. The way that the England boss, Roy Hodgson, has used his squad in the warm up games strongly suggests that it is Liverpool man Jordan Henderson who will get the nod.

And the way Hodgson set up England to face Italy in the quarter-finals of the last international tournament, Euro 2012, suggests that he will try to nullify their attacking threat rather than trying to make the most of England’s own. That is where he is missing a trick, in my opinion.

Will England pain lead to Arsenal gain?

Although Arsenal Football Club will be well represented at the FIFA football extravaganza that is the World Cup finals, the Gunners are a bit thin on the ground when it comes to England. Theo Walcott was already ruled out through injury, of course, but it looks like we might not see too much of Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain either.

Hodgson assures Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere that he is Brazil-bound

The England coach Roy Hodgson has assured Arsenal’s very own Jack Wilshere that he will be on the plane to Brazil in June. Hodgson said in a report in the Daily Mail that the squad will include players that got England to the Championship and new faces are unlikely.

He said: ‘Wilshere has been training with the others at Arsenal and, while he is not being thrown back into the fray, he is there. He has been training with the team, as far as I know, for a while.

Roy Hodgson confirms that Arsenal’s Walcott will miss World Cup

Poor Theo Walcott is set to miss out on playing at the World Cup for the third time after injuring his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Spurs last weekend, and the England manager Roy Hodgson is sad for the player himself as well as England and Arsenal for losing such a crucial player for such a long time.

“I spoke with Theo and just wanted to express my disappointment to him,” Hodgson told TheFA.com.

“It is a blow for him personally of course, and for both Arsenal and England.

Did England boss break promise to Arsenal over Wilshere?

Well how wrong can you be? I thought that Arsenal had not only escaped the international break without picking up any injuries, but it seemed like all the Gunners had been able to rest and recover as none of them were overplayed by the national managers, but now it seems like we have got an injury after all.

Arsenal boss wants Jack to start against Chile but not Germany

I don’t think that the Arsenal manager has enough influence over the England national manager, but he was in deep conversation with Roy Hodgson ahead of England’s training session yesterday. The England team are using Arsenal’s training ground as they prepare for the two international friendlies against Chile and Germany and it seems that Wenger is taking the opportunity to make his case to Hodgson.

Arsenal boosted as German stars to get international rest

They have both been fixtures of the Arsenal team this season, and Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker would normally be two of the first names on the Germany team sheet as well. But the German Gunners will both sit out the international friendly against Italy this week, due to being hit by the illness bug that some have blamed for the below par showing against Manchester United on Sunday.

England games could HELP Arsenal and Wilshere if they heed Wenger!!

Jack Wilshere is one of only two Arsenal players called up to the England squad for the two friendlies against Chili on Friday and then Germany, the other being Kieran Gibbs. There are usually more, of course, but Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still on the injured list.

The timing of this break could actually work in the Gunners’ favour for a change, allowing vital time for some players to recover and others to return from the sidelines. But it could also be useful in giving some game time and confidence to a few, most notably Jack Wilshere. The 21-year old has been slowly coming back from an ankle problem, but he looked sharp and hungry when he came on at Old Trafford on Sunday, and so another couple of run outs for England could see him ready and raring to go when the Premier League restarts.

England WILL-sure help Arsenal star shine again

The young Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere probably wishes that the English media and the world of Twitter would find something else to talk about at the minuted, because for the last week or so he has been embroiled in controversy, partly due to his own actions and partly due to misunderstanding and over-reaction.

Arsenal’s Gibbs set to join Wilshere on England duty?

While one former Arsenal left back anxiously awaits a medical report on a damaged rib, the current holder of the position at the Emirates, Kieran Gibbs, is doing the same thing but for different reasons. Arsenal fans’ favourite (NOT) former defender Ashley Cole had to be substituted in Chelsea’s win over Norwich yesterday, and he left the field grimacing and clutching his side.

His manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that this is an ongoing problem, so it seems as if Cole will probably miss the two England games coming up against Montenegro and Poland, although we are still waiting for confirmation from Chelsea’s medical staff.