The Arsenal winger/striker Theo Walcott has reached his target of 20 goals this season, despite lapsing in and out of form all season, and he capped it off with the winner against QPR after just 20 seconds this weekend.
Arsene Wenger was asked why he thought Theo has suddenly improved this year and the Gunners manager says that it is simply because he has learned to shoot the ball on target! Wenger said: ““He’s more mature in his finishing,”
“Against QPR he scored a bit of a similar goal to the one against Man United. It’s a short backlift, he makes good runs and he’s calm now in front of goal. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott may only be 23 years old, but amazingly the win over Sunderland this weekend was his 250th game for the Gunners. The Londoner has drastically improved this season and has already netted 18 goals (5 more than his previous best) this season, and has just signed a new long term contract with the club.
His manager Arsene Wenger is more than pleased with his progress. “It’s unbelievable. I believe what this season shows is the remarkable evolution of Theo Walcott,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.
“He’s a complete player today and his transformation is absolutely sensational. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna is really happy to be back after five months out with his second broken leg, and thinks he has achieved his aim of coming back even stronger than before his injury.
Sagna said: “It is amazing to be back, I have been waiting for this moment for five months,” Sagna told Arsenal Player. “This was my target: to come back and play, firstly for the under-21 team. Everything went well and we won, so I am very happy. .......Read the full article here
The right-back Carl Jenkinson would probably win the award right now for Arsenal’s most improved player this season (if there was one!) but he would definitely win the award for being the biggest Arsenal fan in the dressing room.
He has always been an Arsenal fan as was his father and grandfather before him, and the youngster put his thoughts into words: “I am a fan of this Club and that will never change,” he said. “I am just lucky enough to have been given the ability and the chance to play for my club. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal to offer Oxlade-Chamberlain new contract by AM
It looks like Arsenal have finally learnt from their mistakes of waiting for the last year in a player’s contract to open negotiations over an extension. Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to offer his prized asset Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a new improved contract. .......Read the full article here
Everyone was shocked when the young Costa Rican star Joel Campbell turned down the chance to join Arsenal last week, and there were reports that both Manchester United and Fiorentina had also presented the 20 year-old with counter offers.
But now there are reports coming out of Costa Rica that the Arsenal representatives have got over there initial anger and have now returned with a new improved offer, both financially and conditionally, to the Saprissa striker.
Campbell’s agent, Reynaldo Parks, confirmed that he had received the new offer and was arranging a meeting with the boy’s father Humberto to discuss the details. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is under no illusions that tomorrows game against Stoke will be easy, especially considering that his team were knocked out of the FA Cup at the Britannia Stadium just a few weeks ago.
Arsenal were also beaten 2-1 in this fixture last season, and Wenger is aware that the team needs to just concentrate on their defence from set-pieces, and to put any thoughts of revenge out of their minds.
“It is a game we want to win and that is not necessarily linked with what happened before,” he said. .......Read the full article here