Euro 2016 hands another big boost to Arsenal EPL hopes

The chances of the Euro 2016 dream going on for Wales and their Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey took a big boost today, with the BBC reporting that the Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen picked up an injury in training and will miss the game and the rest of the tournament.

And while it is not right to be happy about a player getting injured, he is a pud and with him set to miss the start of the season with our north London rivals I have to see it as good news for the Gunners as well. Of course there is always the chance that Ramsey or another of our players still involved picks up an injury but with very few of them still going in France the chances are much smaller than usual.

I also think that Spurs could well suffer from the awful and humiliating way that England got on, especially as a lot of the blame is falling on the heavy Spurs contingent that everyone thought was such a good idea when they were flying a few months back.

It would be surprising if the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were not affected by their poor performances and the huge criticism aimed at them since bowing out with a whimper against Iceland. The same could be said of Jack Wilshere but he was not even fit and not a regular starter and he might not be for Arsenal either.

I wonder if Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are now feeling a lot better about missing out?

All our South American players came through the Copa America unscathed as well, bar a swollen ankle for Alexis Sanchez, while key players like Cazorla, Monreal, Mertesacker, Bellerin and Coquelin should be fresh and fit after not playing all summer.

Now if we can just get Ozil, Giroud, Ramsey and KOscielny back in one piece, will this be a very helpful summer for Arsenal?

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  1. I Think the timing of this article not yet corrcet
    We have our key players still playing , Ozil, Kochielmy and Giroud, while Spurs will have most of their players back.
    Instead of looking at Spurs , I am really interested in having those Key players back.
    I agree in terms of confidence that Arsenal players are more confident now after the international tournament. But first let them come back unscathed then we can discuss it.
    I would also like to add Ramsey in our Key player list now after his current form for Wales
    So it mean we still have 4 starting 11 still in the competition plus Sanchez ankle issue. lets wait a while and then we can discuss

    1. The thing about Ramsey is we really haven’t had another midfielder who compliments his play-style in a deeper midfield pairing that saw him thrive so much in 13/14 next to Arteta until now…
      He has all the tools that could form a formidable pairing next to Xhaka.. But to do so he’ll have to use possession as responsibly as Cazorla, and play with the defensive discipline and work-rate of Elneny. Having someone next to him who is equally adept in shielding the defense while dictating play is huge. And will hopefully free him up to aggressively win the ball back in dangerous positions and start/join attacks in transition where he’s the most deadly…

      1. @josh37
        Ramsey was part of the reason why most teams waltz through our midfield at will last season…

      2. And josh is spot on….ramsey is still our best box to box midfielder. And with the look of things xhaka is a better younger and quicker version of arteta…


  2. its just simple.
    Buy new players.
    milik naingollan yarmolenko joao mario cavarlho mertens draxler krychowiak would add some usefulness to our squad

    1. Really? Well Belgium have 3 spurs players and Wales have 1, France also have 1. I think that’s the lot, but it’s still more players than arsenal have left out there.

  3. Giroud must get injured… cos that’s the only way Wenger ll sign a striker.. he is obsessed with the Girwaste.

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