The Spirit of the Gun Rages On: by SN
The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong returned to training earlier than Jack Wilshere after his 7 month layoff with a broken leg, and has played in more reserve games that the young English international, but he is adamant that he is still not yet ready to be thrown into the Gunners first-team just yet.
Gervinho’s Aim by AH
Gervinho has said he aims to be a better player than Robert Pires and that he wants to do it at Arsenal. The Ivorian joined from French Club Lille last season and he had a very mixed first season, with some outstanding performances, whilst at times it was like he was a missing man. But now, Gervinho has come out and said on Arsenal.com, about his wish to emulate Arsenal legend Robert Pires.
The JustArsenal team got completely slated by our Nigerian readers the other day for daring to suggest that the Abuja National Stadium would not be ready in time for the game against Arsenal on August 5th.
The England international Theo Walcott has declared how impressed he has been with the young Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi, who is currently at Bolton Wanderers, and he thinks he is more than ready to provide some more competition at Arsenal next season.
“Ryo has done very well at Bolton,” Walcott said on Arsenal.com.
The young Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain caused a furore when he was withdrawn by Arsene Wenger during last weeks League match against Man Utd, but although the manager thought that The Ox was looking fatigued in the game, he now believes that the 18 year-old is mature enough to play every week.
Arsene Wenger is very happy to have the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry back in the squad, and is keen for him to play against Swansea on Sunday but doesn’t believe he is ready to play the whole 90 minutes yet although he is not far off.
Arsenal are set to lose Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh to the African Nations Cup next month, and Arsene Wenger admitted that he would be short of options in the striking department, so naturally there have been numerous Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with a new striker.