Former Gunners player Robert Pires has asked his compatriot Olivier Giroud to remain at the Emirates Stadium past this summer amid reports that the former Ligue 1 star might exit the club.
Even before the addition of Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette, there were rumours that the Frenchman might leave Arsenal soon.
The player had a mixed performance last term and with the options that Arsene Wenger now has or is working towards having, then Giroud would get more bench time. Wenger is focused on ending his Premier League title drought this term so he wants to retain his best legs like Giroud.
Pires is in agreement that Giroud should not be allowed to leave the club if Arsenal want to lift the title next year. The France football legend added that Alexis Sanchez should not be sold off as well.
“If he [Giroud] stays, it is great news for Arsene Wenger. Now we have four strikers which is important for making the squad competitive. The objective now for Arsenal is to lift the Premier League trophy and in order to do that, you need to have a lot of strikers in your team,” Pires explained. Read More
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is set to get his first start this campaign when the Gunners face Southampton this weekend.
Arsenal are playing in the fourth round of the FA Cup and coach Arsene Wenger would continue with his squad rotation policy which is set to see Welbeck make his first start after a long while.
Since his long term knee injury, Welbeck has played 21 minutes in substitute appearances but he is set to start the game against the Saints. Wenger was forced to play the former Red Devils star when Arsenal were on the brink in the game against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. With Granit Xhaka continuing his trade craft of getting sent off and the team crumbling Wenger had to send Welbeck in.
Wenger might not even get to watch the game on Saturday pending a misconduct charge from the FA. The French tactician was caught on camera pushing a fourth official after he was sent off the pitch in the dying minutes of the Burnley game. It is unlikely that he would contest the charge but he has until Thursday to respond. Read More
Arsenal has received an injury boost with the news that Danny Welbeck will be back in the team by Christmas.
The England striker has been injured since the end of last season, and there were fears that the player could have missed the whole of this season. This will be great news for Arsenal as they are currently short on striking power and would welcome the news.
Arsene Wenger made the announcement in a press conference before the weekend matches. The manager said that Welbeck is a valuable member of the team and that his return will add a much-needed boost at the front for Arsenal. He said initially it was expected that the player would be out until next April, but a recent test has revealed that the player is healing faster than expected and that he will be back by Christmas.
On the other hand, Arsenal will be missing Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi until the next international break. Both players were injured in the defeat against Liverpool and will need at least 2-3 weeks treatment before being able to play again in the first team. He said that the injuries are down to the fact that the players did not have enough time to recover after their participation at the Euros.
English Premier League side Arsenal FC are in serious search for substitutes to replace its strikers ahead of the forthcoming season, reports say.
They are interested in AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca, willing to snatch the player ahead of West Ham.
The Hammers have been seriously linked with the Colombia international as they plan on making him their marquee signing as they resume at the newly completed Olympic stadium. The club wanted former striker Carlos Tevez to make a return but both parties couldn’t agree personal terms. Manager Slaven Bilic has now made the Milan forward his primary target as they hope to build on their last season success. The 29-year old scored 18 goals in 38 games despite Milan finishing in the seventh place.
The player has always mentioned his desire to play in the UEFA Champions League, encouraging speculation that he was open to leaving the Italian side. Bacca told popular Spanish new outlet, AS: “It is my dream to play in Champions League and work toward winning it. Unfortunately, the failure for Milan to reach the tournament is one of the themes of our discussions with the club.”
Danny Welbeck scored one goal during England’s 2016 Euro’s qualification as the English nation faced off with Lithuania in a match that concluded with the team of Roy Hodgson sealing a convincing 4-0 triumph.
England is now comfortably positioned in the top spot of Group E with 15 points; they have enjoyed a perfect start to their qualification campaign after having won all of the 5 qualification matches that the English outfit has played so far.
The 24 year old Arsenal player was named as the best player of the match as he was all over the pitch and was a continuous source of danger to the opponents’ defence which struggled trying to contain him and when the match reached its end, Danny Welbeck said that his move from Manchester United to Arsenal has helped him out when it comes to scoring with his national side.
After scoring against Lithuania, Welbeck turned into the top goal-scorer of the qualification stages as he netted his 6th goal of these rounds which is more than any other player of the current stages of the European tournament. The English attacker believes that his recent goal-scoring form has increased and improved due to his transition from Old Trafford over to the Emirates Stadium. Read More
Injuries, this is probably one of the words that Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have grown accustomed to hearing in the past few seasons as more and more players get injured for a significantly long period of time and there is no break as when one player gets fully recovered there is always another one who gets injured and the cycle is never-ending.
MikelArteta and Mathieu Debuchy are some of the players which will not be able to play at least for the upcoming 2 months due to physical problems
Danny Welbeck has not played a match for Arsenal since December 28 when the team of Arsene Wenger claimed a 2-1 victory over West Ham United. Read More
£16 million was the price that Arsenal paid to Manchester United in order to sign Danny Welbeck. Taking into consideration that Welbeck is only 24 years old and is already being hailed to be one of the next big things of England, this is a bargain price for Arsenal as they have secured a talented youngster that can aid in the challenges that Arsenal has to face now and for the next years.
The transfer was completed on September 2 of the current year and when everything was officially announced and confirmed to the public it came as a huge surprise to many people as to why Manchester United decided to sell him at such a low price and why did Louis van Gaal offload Welbeck to one of their direct Premier League rivals, Arsenal?
Danny Welbeck has now revealed certain details concerning on why the transfer was completed as the English forward stated that he wanted to leave Manchester United one year ago as he felt uncomfortable playing under the system of the former coach David Moyes.
“Over the past year or so, I started to think about what’s best for me. At the time I was playing on the left wing a lot and in a 4–4-2, which is very difficult for me because I can’t make an impact on the game.I can play it to the best of my ability but that’s not best for the team, and I could make a bigger impact playing in my preferred position.
“You start to have thoughts but at that time you’re still going to training and I was still giving 100 per cent and giving my all in every single game but that’s just me, I’m not going to change that. But you do start to think about what’s best for you.” Danny Welbeck told the media.
When the transfer was officially done, Louis van Gaal stated that he did not regret selling Danny Welbeck. The English forward had the chance to demonstrate to Louis van Gaal that offloading him to Arsenal was going to be a huge loss for Manchester United as Arsenal faced off with United on November 22 in their Premier League match and Danny Welbeck played the entire match but could never make any kind of impact as Manchester United claimed the victory and it seemed like selling Welbeck was the correct decision for Louis van Gaal.