Arsene Wenger gave his final pre-match Arsenal press conference yesterday, ahead of our final Premier League game at home top bottom club Aston Villa at home tomorrow, and one thing he said has left a lot of Arsenal fans shaking our heads and fearing that after all the criticism and complaints that have come the manager´s way this season, nothing is going to change after all.
Because even though the Frenchman did admit that it has been a poor season on the pitch for our England international forward Theo Walcott, The Mirror also reports that Wenger also categorically stated that he would be playing for Arsenal again next season. And if Walcott gets to stay at the club after scoring just nine goals all season and just five of those in the league, you can be sure that Giroud´s place is safe as well.
The boss even suggested that Walcott had been in good form recently although I am not sure how he would know because the speedy striker has hardly been used. With Giroud struggling for goals and with doubts over the match fitness of Danny Welbeck, when better to give Theo a run in the centre forward role if he was performing well.
When asked if Walcott should go to Euro 2016 with England Wenger said, “I think he should go. He has gone through a bad spell.
“He has had a difficult period but in the last month, he has come back very strong.
“He could be a positive surprise for England
“He will be here next season.”
It makes you wonder, does it not, just how poorly someone has to play for them to be shown the door by the Arsenal manager. And this is while we keep hearing him bemoaning the fact that there are no players available on the transfer market that could improve the Arsenal squad. Is it me Gooners, am I missing something here?