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
Arsene Wenger has a few selection issues for his Arsenal team facing what could be one of the most important games of the season. Surely the biggest headache the Frenchman has is what to do now Jack Wilshere became the latest Gunner to be sidelined through injury.
I may be wrong, but I am assuming that neither Kim Kallstrom or Aaron Ramsey will be ready. That means that unless Wenger changes his tried and trusted system, Arsenal will play a more defensive midfielder alongside a more forward thinking or box-to-box player. I am making another assumption here, that Mathieu Flamini will be the defensive one. If he isn’t, I want to know why. .......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
Ramsey set to double his deal with a five year extension! by Ash
On a day that has been full of contract news for Arsenal Football Club, with Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky both agreeing 3 year and 1 year extensions respectively, the tables now turn to Aaron Ramsey who is being mooted as the next Arsenal player to sign on the dotted line. .......Read the full article here
I don’t mind the Arsenal players talking up a good game, by any means. However, it really winds up the fans when they have been saying all the right things before a game, only to fail to produce on the pitch.
One of the worst occasions recently was before the trip to Anfield. The week leading up to that awful performance and the worst defeat of the season saw lots of stories in the media from the likes of Olivier Giroud and Mikel Arteta talking about what an important game it was and how the whole team were determined and focused, so it all sounded a bit daft in hindsight. .......Read the full article here
The young English midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that yesterday’s defeat at Stoke could have been avoided if only the Arsenal strikers hadn’t missed their chances to take the lead in the first half.
“We have to be prepared for it,” Wilshere said on Sky Sports. “We know what to expect when we come here, it’s going to be a tough game, we have to fight and win second balls and then we have to take the opportunities when they come.
“We didn’t do that today. We had a few chances in the first half and we didn’t take them, and you’re going to get punished here. .......Read the full article here
The issue of players getting older at Arsenal has been much in the news recently. 33-year old Tomas Rosicky has apparently agreed a new deal, although it is yet to be officially announced, while the question of whether to give Sagna one, two or three years more has been ongoing for at least a year.
Another Gunner on the wrong side of 30 is Mikel Arteta, but the Spaniard has moved to reassure Arsenal fans that he is feeling as good as ever. In fact, he claims to be having the time of his life on the football pitch. As we know, football has changed a lot in recent years, with diet, training, medical and scientific advances all contributing to players being able to keep going much longer than previously. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have often been compared to Barcelona, although many of the Gunners’ fans are not too keen on the comparison. There are some similarities, that is for sure, but there are plenty of differences as well. But the Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere would like us to take at least one more leaf out of their book. .......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