Saturday, 9 October 2010

Latest on Arsenal players on international duty - Chamakh - Wilshere - Fabregas

Morning Gooners.

A quick and not too detailed look on the Arsenal players on duty for their countries last night.
  • Andrey Arshavin played 90 minutes as Russia beat Ireland 3-2.
  • Tomas Rosicky played for 90 minutes as Czech Republic beat Scotland 1-0
  • Jack Wilshere played for 90 minutes as England Under-21s beat Romania Under-21s 1-0. In the same game Henri Lansbury was an unused substitute.
  • Bacary Sagna, Abou Diaby, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy could play tonight for France against Romania.
  • Marouane Chamakh might be in action for Morocco against Tanzania later.
  • Emmanuel Eboue may be included in the Ivory Coast team  to play Burundi this afternoon.
Wilshere is now joining up with the senior England squad who will play Montenegro on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, everyone's favourite Moroccan playing for Arsenal has been talking about Jack Wilshere and Cesc Fabregas.

He said of the 18-year-old:
"I have been very impressed by Wilshere.
"Wilshere is a great player and I think he is only going to improve further.
"As well as being a great player he is adorable off the pitch."
I think all Gooners have been surprised as to how much playing time Wilshere has got this season so far. I personally think that when we have the likes of Fabregas and Ramsey fit again, his opportunities will be limited the further the season goes on.

But you never know, this grounding may serve him well and may in Arsene Wenger's eyes make him a player the team cannot do without.

You could see that his spark and creativity along with that of Tomas Rosicky was missed against West Brom. And fans were calling for him to be brought on well before we were two goals down.

We just have to not expect too much from him too soon. He is 18-years-old, still learning the game and developing as a player and we cannot expect a high level of consistency in his performances just yet.

That said he is a talent and is wonderful to watch. I personally hope his run in the first team continues.

In the same interview Chamakh also spoke of Cesc Fabregas and now important it was for Arsenal to keep him at the club this summer,

He said of the Spaniard's situation:
"I believe keeping Fabregas at the club showed the ambitions of the club.
"Also, on a personal level it was great for me as I have always wanted to play in the same team as him and it was one of the reasons why I joined Arsenal."
There is no doubt we are a better team with our captain than without him. And I personally don't want to think about him leaving us ever.

Finally for this post, The Guardian's Barney Ronay writes how English football might ruin the country's best prospect Jack Wilshere.

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