There will be just two Arsenal players in the England squad that plays a couple of friendly matches, against Brazil and Republic of Ireland, but both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are likely to feature prominently. While 24-year old Walcott will be hoping to carry his club form across to the international scene, it seems to be the other way round for the Ox.
I don’t think the Arsenal fans should worry too much about Oxlade-Chamberlain. By his own admission he hashad a slightly frustrating season with the Gunners, but he has been working hard on his game, trying to make himself a more complete player. We have seen flashes of his exciting skills and drive and he will hopefully feature a lot more for us next season. .......Read the full article here
Stuart Pearce has lost his battle with Roy Hodgson over the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, but the manager of the England under 21 side is still hoping to get another Gunner from the first team to join his squad for the European Championship in Israel this summer.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the star of the show for England against San Marion on Friday, and he already has 10 caps and two goals at senior level. He is still eligible for the under 21s, though, and Pearce wants to talk to Hodgson about getting permission to use him. .......Read the full article here
Noooooooooo. Not again!! Theo Walcott is returning to Arsenal after picking up an injury while training with the England squad for the World cup qualifiers against San Marino tonight and Montenegro on Tuesday. The news is very worrying for Arsenal fans and will be a real concern for Walcott and Arsene Wenger.
The Mirror reports that the 24-year old is suffering from a groin injury and will definitely not be available for The Gunners in the next Premier League match against Reading next weekend. The extent of the injury is not known and he will be assessed back in England. .......Read the full article here
Jack Wilshere is a massive part of the future of Arsenal, but he is also seen as the next best thing for the England international side as well. Arsene Wenger has already admitted to using him more than was probably ideal when he was returning from his lengthy spell away from the game, and Roy Hodgson is facing the same temptation.
The midfield star’s recent ankle problem picked up against Tottenham has highlighted the problems facing both managers, and that is why Wenger wants to discuss with Hodgson the right way to deal with Wilshere, according to the Daily Mail. The Frenchman is hoping to persuade the England boss that Wilshere must be used as sparingly as possible, and that means not using him in the England friendly games scheduled for this summer. .......Read the full article here
Why Theo Walcott is important from the bench by KJ
After Friday’s internationals, Walcott was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken rib against San Marino – something that could keep him out of football for a good two months.
After being kept in overnight, he was quoted saying that “it felt like being hit by a bus”. Fortunately, it is now being reported that he’s got a bruised lung and should be out for no longer than two-three weeks. .......Read the full article here
The latest update on the Theo Walcott injury is that the Arsenal man is suffering from a bruised lung and he is likely to miss around three weeks, which will rule him out of the Premier league games against Norwich and QPR, the Champion’s league game against Schalke and the Capital One Cup game against Reading.
After the San Marino keeper, Aldo Simoncini, floored Walcott with a flying tackle, the England winger began experiencing breathing problems and was coughing up blood. He was diagnosed in Hospital as having a Pulmonary contusion, commonly known as a bruised lung. It is a very painful injury that is usually seen in crash victims. .......Read the full article here
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of the best England players on the pitch yesterday for England. The Arsenal midfielder was always lively and looked the most likely to break down San Marino who often had everybody behind the ball.
The Ox has been impressive in the national side since making his debut in May. Last night was his eighth cap and he finally got the debut goal he was dying for. His dad had played eight games for England and scored on his debut, so there was a little family pressure on him last night. .......Read the full article here
The England manager Roy Hodgson is going to take a leaf out of Arsene Wenger’s book when his team line up at Wembley tonight against international minnows San Marino. Along with using Wenger’s formation, Hodgson will start with two of the Arsenal players who are used to it.
Theo Walcott looks set to start on the right with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left. Wayne Rooney, the England captain for the game, will be asked to play his more deep lying striker role that Santi Cazorla does so well for the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
Just over a year after buying Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Southampton, senior figures at Arsenal are ready to give the 19-year old England international a new and improved contract as a reward for his fantastic, form and improvement since coming to the Emirates. The Ox works as hard as his namesake and has got a brilliant attitude.
Due to the exceptional players in the Arsenal midfield this season and the formations used by Arsene Wenger, Ox has not played as much as he might have expected for the Gunners, but he was looking a little tired after a long season and summer. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans will be relieved that Kieran Gibbs will not be joining the England squad this week, as long as he is ready to play for the Gunners when they return to Premier league action against Norwich at Carrow Road on October 20th. The 23-year old must be cursing his luck, however, because he was in with a real chance of playing after the Ashley Cole and Twitter affair. .......Read the full article here