All Gooners will be extremely happy to hear the Arsenal will be back in action this weekend, which means that news will be coming in and out of the Gunners camp all the way up until Sundays kick off. Here is a brief round up of some of the latest news.
Arsenal currently have countless injuries (the entire list can be viewed here) might just be getting worse. Yeah, you have heard me correctly. Arsenals most experienced player Tomas Rosicky is believed to have picked up the dreaded ‘niggle’ on international duty for his home nation the Czech Republic. He had this to say to The Mirror:
I couldn’t do any sharp movement, couldn’t sprint. If I tried to play in one tempo, I wouldn’t make any difference for the team. I’ll come back to London and we’ll see. The doctor said I have something swollen between the muscles
Gibbs on Walcott.
Meanwhile, Rosicky isn’t the only Arsenal player to speak out. The Czechs team mate and Arsenals first choice left back Kieran Gibbs has also speaking to the press. This time he spoke on SportsLobster regarding the return of England Winger Theo Walcott.
It is good to have Theo Walcott in the team because he is such an important player for us, Theo coming back will give us a big boost.
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It is difficult to get over an injury like his and it takes a lot of commitment and dedication but he will be fitter and stronger than ever.
The timing of his return is pretty good, what with Ozil being injured – this was a big blow for us.
Griezmann speaks about Summer Transfer
Meanwhile, French Winger Antoine Griezmann was one of the most sought after players in the summer transfer window with teams all over Europe attempting to sign the now former Real Sociedad man. He has revealed to Goal.com that Arsenal and PSG had concrete bids in place for him.
Why Spain and not elsewhere? This is my championship, my home. I’m happy here and Atletico is a great club. The [champions] were willing to pay €30 million [£23.8m] for me
I had the boss on the phone. He motivated me and said the club really wanted me. I knew that I was coming here to learn.
Was it weird when PSG and Arsenal were also interested? [Atletico are] still the champions of Spain!
I needed a club like that and a coach like Diego Simeone to progress. I always demands intensity in training. That’s my style and I like it.