Arsenal were made to pay the ultimate price for not making the most of a dominant first half performance, because Liverpool drew level on the stroke of halftime withg some help from a soft free kick from Referee Michael Oliver. The second half went badly wrong with three quick Liverpool goals. Arsenal hit back with two but ended up on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline.
Of course we always want the best from the Arsenal players, whether they are playing for club or country. Not only does it give us an interest in the international matches not involving our own country, it is interesting to see how each Gunner does with other players around them.
So that is that for Arsenal’s pre-season schedule, with less than a week to go before the Premier League season kicks off. Arsene Wenger and the coaching staff will be working hard with the players over the next few days to get them ready for the visit of Liverpool but I am sure that the manager already has a pretty good idea of who will be in the starting line-up for that opening match.
It may have been different if not for the injury and fitness problems suffered by some of the Arsenal players, but this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament did not see as many Gunners involved as we would have expected, with England especially light on Arsenal stars.
What now for injured Arsenal star? by A.H.
The Arsenal and England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had to face the news that he was going to be ruled out for the rest of the season after an injury to the medial ligament in his right knee. The injury news also rules him out of going to the European Championships with England this summer. Such news raises the question, will Gunners fans see the Ox in an Arsenal shirt again next season?
Many of our Arsenal players have been linked with exits this summer, so I thought I’d give a breakdown on who I think will be staying, and how our exit-dealings should pan out.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger today revealed that he is not looking to make major changes to his current squad before the new campagn, so we thought we’d look at the latest possible arrivals.
Whether the Arsenal transfer rumours about the possible sale at the end of the season of the England international midfield star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are true is anyone’s guess. It could all be just the football media putting two and two together to get five or simply conjecture after the latest injury picked up by the Ox has thrown into question the impact that the 22-year old has had for Arsenal since we signed him from Southampton in 2011.