Arsenal won the Emirates Cup for the first time since the 2010-11 season with the only goal coming from Theo Walcott helping them beat Wolfsburg.
In yet another indication that Arsenal will not be buying a new striker, Wenger started Theo Walcott as centre-forward against Wolfsburg yesterday, and the Englishman scored the winning goal. I am now thinking that Walcott is waiting for Wenger to give him proof that he will not be bringing in more competition up front before he signs his new contract, and Wenger is saying the right things to soothe Theo’s ego.
It appears that it has not taken long for representatives of Arsenal Football Club and The England international star Theo Walcott to come to an agreement over the terms of a new contract, even though the 26-year old refused to shed any light on the situation after scoring the only goal of the game against Wolfsburg in the Emirates Cup today.
Arsenal kick off their latest Emirates Cup campaign against the French club Lyon tomorrow, hoping to lift our home ground trophy for the first time since 2010. And with a shorter than usual summer break for the players due to the Euro 2016 tournament next summer, tomorrow’s game and the one on Sunday against the Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg have taken on a more important role than usual.
I know it sounds strange Arsenal fans. Lukas Podolski may be a slightly better player fro tracking back from the left forward position than Santi Cazorla, but that does not take much. The German could hardly be called a tigerish defender and I am not suggesting that Arsene Wenger plays him as the deepest sat central midfielder.
Assuming that Arsene Wenger was actually trying to make Sami Khedira an Arsenal player this summer, this weekend will not have been a good one for the Frenchman’s transfer plans. Real Madrid have dug their heels in and insisted that their German midfielder will not be going anywhere, leaving the Gunners in a bit of a pickle.
Following on from the Arsenal transfer news that claimed the Italian hothead Mario Balotelli was lined up for a move to north London this summer, Arsene Wenger may be sweating a little on the deal and could be held to ransom a little bit by the striker’s Serie A club AC Milan.
If the stories in this weekend’s papers are true and the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been given an ultimatum to return to France with his wife in order to save his marriage, Arsene Wenger wiull have one more player to sign in the summer.