The midfielder Ramsey has recovered from calf problem, he got into some time back and now ready to play. He could be set to give Unai Emery a boost for his first match in charge of the Gunners Aaron Ramsey has received a warm welcome from Arsenal and he will be back to training before the season-opening of Sunday visit from the Premier League champions Manchester City.
The midfielder has been facing a calf problem since long and he sustained it in the warm-up before International Champions Cup clash last week with Chelsea. He is now 27-year-old, and was in good form before the injury. Presently he is in the final year of his deal with Emirates Stadium. After recovering from the problem and taking part in the matches he could now play some part in boosting the spirit of the first competitive match of Unai Emery the in charge of the Gunners.
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Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit believes Unai Emery may not improve the Gunners next season, considering the budget set aside by the club’s hierarchy. The Spaniard was appointed as the club’s new head coach last week and reports have since emerged that he could be offered a transfer kitty of just £60m to reinforce the squad.
As such, Petit is disappointed with the Gunners’ hierarchy and he made his frustrations clear in a recent interview with Paddy Power, he said: “When I hear about the amount of money Emery has to spend, I can’t believe it. Where are you going with £60m? You’re going nowhere. ‘With that amount of money, you can put the best manager in the world on the sideline and the team won’t change much.
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France international Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he had a discussion with Arsenal great Thierry Henry shortly after signing for the north London club last summer. The 26-year-old came from Lyon with a prolific scoring record, but he has not managed to produce a similar showing with the Gunners.
In a report covered by Arsenal’s official website, Lacazette admitted that he had a chat with Henry following his Gunners move, and he is pleased that his compatriot believed in his abilities, he said: “Yeah, I talked with Thierry when I arrived and I talk with him regularly. He told me England is not as easy as it is in France, he said it is different. But he trusted and believed in me, and if Thierry can believe like the coach believes in me, that is good.” Continue reading “Alexandre Lacazette Speaks About His Interaction With Thierry Henry”
Arsenal favourite Ian Wright has said that the departure of Alexis Sanchez from the Emirates influence the Gunners’ hierarchy to commit Mesut Ozil to a new long-term deal. The Gunners faced the prospect of losing both Sanchez and Ozil on free transfers in the summer, but they managed to avoid the situation by swapping the former for Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United, whilst Ozil was handed a fresh three-and-a-half year contract on record wages.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Wright admitted that he was surprised by Ozil’s extension, but believes the Gunners had little choice as they could not offload to lose both Sanchez and Ozil, he said: “At the end of the day I was very surprised that he signed. On a free, I think he would be worth it in a team like that (Man City).The fact is there wasn’t enough takers, maybe he realised that after the fact that Sanchez has gone.So then, what happens is Arsenal couldn’t afford to lose both of them.So he finds himself in a position where he signs this massive contract.”
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly ruled out the sale of Theo Walcott when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The England international has been sparingly used during the current campaign, but Wenger attributed the attacker’s recent absence to a sickness bug.
Speaking to reporters, he said: “He works hard to come back – he had a sickness a few weeks ago – and after I didn’t change the squad. In training he looks sharp and he will show that.” Meanwhile, when stressed whether the 28-year-old would remain at the Emirates beyond January, he simply replied: “yes”.
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Former Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has criticised his old club and their defensive game plan. He believes there is a lack of a clear strategy when out of possession of the ball and these issues are ‘unfixable’ under boss Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners lost 3-1 to high-flying Manchester City and even though they had some decent spells and a couple of debatable calls go against them, it was obvious City were the better side and deserved the win.
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Former Sunderland midfielder-turned-pundit Kevin Kilbane feels that Hector Bellerin’s career at Arsenal is on the slide, and he should no longer be regarded as a regular starter.
The Spain international recently reverted to his regular right wing-back spot after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s deadline day switch to Liverpool.
Bellerin has not quite impressed in the Gunners’ shirt since an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur last year. Speaking to Irish radio, Kilbane highlighted the sudden drop in performance of Bellerin, who he feels is not good enough to make the Gunners lineup.
He said: “Hector Bellerin has gone from being one of the best right-backs in football to almost now thinking he’s not good enough to get in the Arsenal side. It’s incredible the decline in Bellerin.”
Despite his odd performances of late, Bellerin is likely to keep his place on the right side of the defence as they are no ready-made replacements in the squad. The likes of Ainsley Maitland- Niles and Reiss Nelson can both feature in the position, but Arsene Wenger is under no illusions to change the makeup of his team. Continue reading “Kevin Kilbane insists Hector Bellerin’s career is on the decline”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was critical about the club’s defence following a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
The Gunners could not make the most of their 77 percent possession with lazy defending combined with a couple of poor refereeing decisions costing them a potential victory.
Following the game, Wenger was not in a sympathising mood with his defenders with Nacho Monreal having misjudged the situation prior to Jese Rodriguez’s maiden goal in English football, he said: “It was frustrating getting caught cold for the goal. Defensively there is no excuse. We gave them a cheap goal. We knew it was important not to make a defensive mistake. But we came out straight after half-time, were too sluggish and paid for it. We gave them too much freedom in the middle. I was not convinced by our central defence today. We were unlucky. I think we scored a regular goal that was given offside and it wasn’t offside. It’s a very easy decision. It’s a difficult defeat to swallow. We had chances. We should have won the game comfortably.” Continue reading “Arsenal boss slams sluggish defending following Stoke City defeat”
Arsenal will have the opportunity of landing Alexandre Lacazette in the summer with Lyon having given up on keeping hold of their star man.
The France international is lining up a fresh challenge in a new league after proving himself on a seasonal basis for Les Gones. Lacazette has bagged over 20 goals in each of his last four campaigns, and he is now eager to push himself further in a bigger league.
According to The Telegraph, the Gunners could sense a chance of landing the frontman following negotiations between manager Arsene Wenger and Les Gones’ hierarchy in Nice last week. The 26-year-old had previously hinted that Champions League football could be key to his move with Atletico Madrid being his prime destination.
However, with the Spanish club failing to overcome their transfer ban, the striker has had a change of thought as he eyes a lucrative wage package at a club where he would be deemed as a regular in the starting lineup. Lacazette has come through a 37 goal season with his hometown club, and he is said to be frustrated with the lack of progress at Lyon when compared to their rival teams. Continue reading “Arsenal can land Alexandre Lacazette for £60m this summer”
West Ham United could lodge a potential attempt to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud after he revealed his frustration at being bench for most of the previous campaign. The France international made just 13 starts for the Gunners all season, but he still managed to bag a respectable tally of 16 goals.
Giroud had remained the first-choice striker for the Gunners until last season, where Arsene Wenger shuffled his options with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck taking up the centre-forward duties. Continue reading “West Ham weighing up move for Arsenal frontman”