The news will not surprise Arsenal fans, but could be seen as a bit of a kick in the teeth for some of the other young players in the England international set up. Roy Hodgson has picked a squad to face Brazil in a friendly next week, but has left out a number of younger players, who will drop back down to the under 21s for the upcoming European championships this summer. Wilshere is not one of them, because he has already proved himself for club and country.
Was Wenger right not to sign Sahin? by KJ
It’s the 11th day of the window and there’s nothing really interesting to talk about with regards to incoming players at Arsenal (which is deeply worrying). As a result I wanted to discuss whether Wenger got it right with Sahin.
There are still a few crazy Arsenal transfer rumours about, and some of them even quote Arsene Wenger as saying he is definitely going to be spending this summer, although that looks like it was a Norwegian translation of a Dutch magazine’s interview with Wenger!
But here is the craziest one of the day. Barcelona are going to offer the talented young striker Bojan Krkic to Arsenal, as long as Wenger lets Gael Clichy move in the other direction. I’m no expert, but that is nearly as unlikely as Liverpool letting Arsenal have Pepe Reina next season, especially as Bojan is worth at least twice the value of Clichy on a good day!