Werder Bremen trolled Arsenal after a former Gunner, Serge Gnabry grabbed a hat trick when Germany humbled San Marino 8-0.
Werder Bremen threw a dig at Arsenal using their official Twitter handle. The tweet showed that Gnabry played his debut, scored a hat trick in Germany’s 8-0 win, and they tagged Arsenal in it with a winking emoticon.
Arsenal hit back just over an hour, tweeting “on the subject of hat tricks, remember this?” the tweet was accompanied by a picture of Ray Parlour jubilating after his hat trick in the UEFA Cup game against Werder Bremen 16 years ago. Parlour’s spectacular goals in 2000 helped Arsenal defeat Bremen. He scored an amazing goal using the outside of his boot, and he went pass three defenders to get another goal. His goals helped Arsene Wenger’s men to the semi finals.
Gnabry has been decent for the Bundesliga outfit since his £5 million move. He has scored four goals in nine games this term, but it has not been enough as Bremen lie 16th in the German Bundesliga standings. The youngster received enormous commendations after his impressive show against Marino.
Whilst at Arsenal, he could only get one goal after 18 games. His goals against Marino make him the first German to score a hat trick on his debut since Dieter Muller did far back in 1976.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his team was a bit fortunate to win the game at Burnley.
Arsene Wenger stated that his team might have been lucky to win the game against Burnley. The French manager said that he has not seen the goal yet but believes that his team has been lucky if they have scored this kind of goal.
Arsenal was frustrated with a superb defensive display by Burnley, and they were denied the necessary space at the back. Wenger believes that his team was also a bit tired after playing 3 games in 8 days and that this was evident on the pitch. (more…)
Shkodran Mustafi says he follows everything Islam says and he would make sure none of his acts ever go against the principles of Islam.
The liquor brand was one of the sponsors of that Spanish club and as per their agreement, a container had to be displayed in all the press conferences, but, it’s something which Islam strictly prohibits, the use of liquor.
So, Mustafi, out of respect for his religion, pulled out. However, he had to do the press conference later as the club could not breach the agreement it had with its sponsor already and that he was told.
Remembering it, the young defender said, “It wasn’t that anyone was displeased about it. They knew why I was not willing to sit at that place. There was no way out eventually and it was not removed, but, I received an apology from Valencia authorities and from the sponsors as well.” (more…)
Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey is set to miss the World Cup qualifier for his national team side – Wales – as he is yet to fully recover from a hamstring injury. Wales manager Chris Coleman would likely use the same squad that prosecuted the Moldova game. Leicester City’s Andy King was Ramsey’s replacement in the 4-0 Moldova thrashing, and is likely to be the man again.
Arsenal new midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed that he was quite nervous to be playing for Arsenal. He said that the first few days at the club were overwhelming for him as it was quite a change from what he was used to.
He stated that he was not used to be playing with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, and Santi Cazorla and this is definitely a step up from what he has been used. Xhaka said that Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is normal that they have such players there. It has always been a tradition at Arsenal to have the best players such as Thierry Henry, Bergkamp, and Patrick Viera and this is likely to follow.
He said that Ozil and Sanchez are pure world class players, and this can be seen by the way they trained and controlled the ball. He admits that he will learn a lot from these players and that he is looking to progress by training with such players.
Arsene Wenger says that the era of a £ 200 million signing is not far away.
However, they were unable to secure the signing of Paul Pogba, who has instead moved to United for a record fee of £ 89 million. It is an astonishing sum of money for a player who had left the club for just £ 1.5 million a few years ago. Since his move to Juventus, Pogba developer himself into one of the finest midfielders in world football. Even though his talent was apparent to be seen even at United, former boss Sir Alex Ferguson was not ready to hand him the responsibility at a young age while Pogba felt otherwise.
“I have said that since I have been in the game that at some point it has to stop, but as long as football continues to develop and becomes more popular, more money will come in.What is interesting to see is that today, you have a local business and you just want to survive or you have a world business and the money comes in, whether it is Google, Facebook, football or any other sport, they are worldwide so you can’t set any limitations on the income,” said Wenger.
English Premier League side Arsenal FC are set to make a bid for Atletico Madrid player Yannick Carrasco should Henrikh Mkhitaryan join Manchester United this summer, according to reports.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is having issues with leaving his club and has even hinted at a likely transfer to Manchester United if the club finally agrees. Wenger, who has lost out in the purchase of several players in recent times, has prepared to lure Carrasco from Atletico after the player’s impressive performance in the UEFA Champions League and at the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament in France.
According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal are prepared to meet the release clause of the player as they hope to reach greater heights in the Premier League and Europe, despite the increased competition. There are reports that Mkhitaryan is still the top choice but it is increasingly tough as the Red Devils made an improved £28m bid for the player who has told his club he wants out.
Arsenal FC are keen on landing Alvaro Morata from Juventus amidst reported interests from other clubs, leaving the player now wanting to cash in on the interests.
Arsenal and Chelsea are leading the pack to sign him in England and Real Madrid are reported to be willing to activate the buy back clause for the player when they sold him to the Italian side two years ago. The club is believed to want the striker back so they could sell to the numerous c6ed7edlubs who want his services.
Arsenal have seen moves to land a top rated striker like Edinson Cavani and Mario Gotze stalled and will be willing to get Morata. They are currently planning on making Jamie Vardy the main man in front but the Gunners move for the Leicester City have been rebuffed leaving Morata as a good alternative to add to the team. (more…)
Theo Walcott has been omitted from the provisional England squad for the Euro 2016, but this news will not come as a major surprise to the player according to Alan Smith.
Walcott has been struggling for game time at Arsenal especially in the second half of the 2015-16 season. There have been heavy rumours about Walcott being prepared to leave Arsenal in the summer with even Arsene Wenger admitting that the future of England international at the Emirates stadium was not certain. Wenger promised Walcott a role as the central striker when he was persuaded to sign a new four-year contract in 2015.
Now with only three years left on his existing deal, Arsenal are reportedly considering cashing in on the player. Walcott remains a saleable asset as he is only 27 years old. Even the player will feel confident about featuring for the England national team at a major tournament before the end of his career. Even though he has made 43 appearances for the national team since his debut in 2006, he has played in very little major tournaments. Walcott has been forced out of rage tournaments like the World Cup 2014 because of injuries. He was last seen in the Euro 2012 making an impact as a substitute. (more…)
With Jamie Vardy now deciding to take his time to think over a possible move to the Emirates there are some fans who wonder whether the Leicester striker is having second thoughts. With his £20 million release clause triggered and personal terms apparently agreed, Arsenal fans were getting ready to welcome one of the season’s sensations.
But now that Vardy has said he will make a decision over a possible move after the European Championships in France will Wenger be looking elsewhere? Big money has been made available, so who could Arsene go for instead? (more…)