The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that he needed another operation on his knee.
Arsene Wenger has pulled his Arsenal team up from the Europa League positions by winning every single game they played in March, but he doesn’t want his team to have been put off by the interlull. He just wants to keep on winning!
Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have never been very comfortable about our star players heading off on international duty at crucial points during the season and we have good reason. Many has been the time when we have lost a Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere or Abou Diaby to injury when the national coaches have not listened to the Arsenal boss and played our players a lot more than Wenger would have done himself.
Normally for Arsenal fans, an international break means a couple of weeks of worry over which of our players are going to come back with an injury. There have usually been a few for us to contend with, bgut apart from Mesut Ozil and his minor ankle problem, it is so far so good for the Gunners.
It is just as well that Arsenal have ended the trophy drought with the FA cup last season and that the club is now ready to give Arsene Wenger the money to spend on some top players, because other wise I think that the Gunners’ long run of years in the Champions League would be over.
Arsene Wenger is well aware that Luis Suarez is not a bad little player, having tried and failed to bring him to Arsenal in the summer. And he has been speaking about the controversial Uruguayan striker in the build up to the Gunners’ trip to face Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
Because of the hamstring injury suffered by Lukas Podolski earlier in the season, Arsenal have just two German internationals in contention to play the friendly against England at Wembley tomorrow night. The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been praising one of them, Mesut Ozil, ahead of the game, but he is worried about the wrong man.
The England international told the Daily Mirror, “He’s a clever player, he doesn’t stick to one position.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool Preview by Anurag Thompson
After a disappointing League Cup exit at the hands of London rivals Chelsea, Arsenal welcome high-flying Liverpool to the Emirates stadium on Saturday. The Gunners will be looking to quickly bounce back from the midweek defeat but will have their hands full against a Liverpool side buoyed by the goal-scoring exploits of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.