As every Arsenal fan knows it is the Germany international star Mesut Ozil who is the undisputed champion of the assist, and not just at Arsenal because his 19 in the Premier League was the most of any player from Europe’s top leagues. Germany will be hoping that the Gunner is in a similar sort of mood for his country today as England found out to their cost that Slovakia can be extremely hard to break down.
The new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka will surely be feeling gutted today after Switzerland were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Poland, especially as it was his missed penalty in the shoot out that made the difference. He became the second Arsenal star after the Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech to exit the tournament and there could be more today, although France and the Arsenal pair of Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud are strong favourites to go through against the plucky Republic of Ireland team.
Unless the Arsenal and France international centre forward Olivier Giroud is dropped from the starting line-up by the France boss Didier Deschamps tonight, there will be three Arsenal stars on show as the French take on Switzerland in their final group game, with Laurent Koscielny and the new boy Granit Xhaka sure to start.
To be fair to the Arsenal and France international centre forward Olivier Giroud, his goal scoring form for club and country since breaking the long drought in front of goal that was plaguing him earlier this year has been very good. And although the big man did not score in the game against Albania yesterday he was playing in a team that struggled as a whole.
Koscielny reckons Arsene is still the man!
All Arsenal fans have their own opinion on whether Arsene Wenger should remain at the helm of Arsenal football club, and whilst the jury may not be out just yet, it seems the players are united in their decision.
The Arsenal players in the France international squad would appear to have the edge on their Premier League rivals in the plans of the France manager Didier Deschamps, or at least for the opening game of the Euro 2016 tournament tonight against an unfancied Romania team.
The Arsenal players know where it all went wrong!
How many times have you heard someone say, “if the fans can see the problems, why can’t the players?”
It’s a common cause for concern as fans continue to wonder why the players do not see the same issues we do.
There have been some Arsenal transfer rumours recently that have suggested that the Arsenal and England under 21 star Calum Chambers could be set to join Premier League club Watford, probably on loan, due to his lack of playing opportunities in the Arsenal first team.