Ramsey to return stronger than ever! by Ash
With the news that Aaron Ramsey has returned to training with the Arsenal first team and will no doubt soon be back on the pitch, it dampens any lasting concerns surrounding the recent injury crisis to Jack Wilshere. But with the Welshman having been out of action for nearly three months, are we expecting too much of him when he returns? .......Read the full article here
Why Wilshere’s injury isn’t a major blow to Arsenal by Ash
Although the title may seem a bit strange, a little bit of analytical thinking will suggest just why Jack Wilshere’s latest injury may prove to be not as bad for Arsenal as everyone seems to think. Wilshere at his best is an awesome sight, but it is not one we have been seeing much this season. .......Read the full article here
I just can’t believe it! Another seemingly innocuous injury to an Arsenal player ends up leading to another long spell on the sidelines. This time it is Jack Wilshere who is facing six weeks out of action.
The 22-year old took what looked like a painful blow to the top of his foot from Denmark and Liverpool defender Daniel Agger early on in the England game. But after he played on for the rest of the half ang then re-emerged fore the second half, it was looking like slight damage and one or two games out at the most. .......Read the full article here
It has been the story of the season for Arsenal; injuries, injuries and more injuries. And with a lot of the Gunners involved in international friendly games last night, there was always the possibility that Arsenal would be hit again.
As well as Jack Wilshere taking a painful whack to his foot, which could bruise, swell up or somehow put him out of Saturday’s game against Everton, Laurent Koscielny is also a worry. He didn’t play for France last night, but according to L’Equipe it was more of a precautionary measure after the defender felt a tweak in his hamstring during training. It can’t have been too bad because he was on the bench. .......Read the full article here
Why does it seem that whenever a large number of Arsenal players head off to international duty, it always Jack Wilshere who is one of the biggest worries. Maybe it is because I am an England fan as well, but I am always biting my nails when he goes into a tackle or is clipped running past someone.
He took another sore one tonight, early on in the England vs. Denmark game, from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger. It wasn’t malicious or anything, but the slow-motion replay showed Jack getting a right whack on the top of his foot. His ankle jarred and it looked like one of those typical pre-world cup metatarsal jobs. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans could be set to find out whether the signing of Swedish international Kim Kallstrom at the end of the January transfer window was a complete nonsense or just a P.R. disaster. The 31-year old midfielder is back in full training and might even feature in Saturday’s FA cup 6th round game against Everton, according to The Mirror.
I do not know much about the guy, to be honest. In fact even if he had been fit when we signed him, instead of having a micro-fracture in his back which has kept him out until now and given internet trolls another bullet to fire at Arsenal and Wenger, Kim Kallstrom was not the name any of us were hoping for. .......Read the full article here
Is Vermaelen able to play at left back for the Gunners? by Ash
It may have been a while since we last saw Thomas Vermaelen ply his trade for Arsenal however he has been named fit enough to make the team squad that will play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend.
Vermaelen’s Arsenal career has had doubts cast over it for the past year ever since he picked up a number of recurring injures that eventually led him to lose his place completely within the Arsenal set up. Despite being club captain, Vermaelen has already hinted at making a move away from Arsenal this summer, although a counterargument has also stated that he later confirmed that his statement was misinterpreted and manipulated to cause rumours. .......Read the full article here
The record signing of Arsenal Football Club has been the subject of great speculation in the media and among fans recently. His performances have been studied from all sorts of angles to analyse why his performances had dropped off recently and nobody was surprised when Arsene Wenger left him out of the matchday squad for last weekend’s home game against Sunderland.
But Wenger claimed it was due to an injury picked up in the match against Bayern Munich, which did raise a few eyebrows and cause a few beards to be stroked. Stats have been produced to show that Ozil’s sprints per game have been falling away dramatically since the new year and so it was assumed that he needed a rest and the dead leg suggestion was just an excuse. .......Read the full article here
It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, was still unavailable. So of course the third player, Laurent Koscielny, had to be a defender as well. .......Read the full article here
How much of a boost will Ramsey’s return to Arsenal be? by Ash
Prior to Aaron Ramsey’s boxing day injury against West Ham, the Arsenal and Wales international midfielder was having the season of his career so far, becoming the ultimately player in midfield. As you can expect, his injury consequently set the team back and, although we haven’t done too badly without the 23 year old, I’m sure everyone cannot wait to have him back. .......Read the full article here
I know that all of Arsenal’s Premier League title rivals all scraped narrow wins this weekend, but I have the feeling that things could just be starting to go our way. If I am right, it is about bleeding time, because no team has suffered worse luck than the Gunners this season.
Amazingly enough, Arsenal have come out of a period of poor performances and disappointing results in decent shape. We are still in three competitions and seem to have found a new lease of life on the pitch. The emergence of Yaya Sanogo, the form of Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud and the imminent return of Aaron Ramsey are big boosts for Arsenal and there is a growing belief, even amongst the media doubters, that Arsenal are not going to crumble this time. .......Read the full article here
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that Arsenal have had one or two problems with players getting injured this season. So it was probably no surprise to see Kieran Gibbs have to be replaced early in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, and then his replacement Nacho Monreal went off at halftime against Sunderland, closely followed by Laurent Koscielny. .......Read the full article here