In today’s news roundup, Mesut Ozil reveals that he wants to win the Premier League title with Arsenal. Despite only having a three year contract with the Gunners, Ozil revealed his desire to not only stay but also secure the much coveted trophy with his current employers.
Elsewhere Arsenal have received a huge boost with Gabriel Paulista set to return to action against AS Monaco. The Brazilian has been out of action since pulling a hamstring against QPR in the Premier League.
These and more interesting stories in today’s news roundup.
Ozil to stay and win Premier League title with Arsenal.
According to Turkish Football, Mesut Ozil wants to win the Premier League title with Arsenal before the end of his contract. The 26-year old has come under fire since his big money move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, receiving consistent criticism from the media.
The 2014 World Cup Winner with Germany has however been in fine form since returning from injury, with goals and assists aplenty. This has also been attributed to the fact that Ozil has been playing in a more central role, with a midfield combination of Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla suiting him best.
“I want to stay, I have a three-year contract with Arsenal however, anything can happen in football,” he is quoted as saying.
“We [Arsenal] will battle to the very end in the Premier League.”
One of these days, the Premier League title will return to the Emirates. Just watch this space.
Boost as defender could be fit against Monaco.
Arsenal have received a huge boost with the news that Gabriel Paulista could be available for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against AS Monaco to be played at the Stade Louis II in France. Following the 3-1 defeat to the Ligue One side at the Emirates, the Gunners will be looking to make things right and the presence of Paulista will provide stability and assurance in the back four.
Wenger revealed via Arsenal.com:
“Chamberlain has a hamstring strain, the only thing we don’t know is how bad it is because usually the scans are only done 48 hours after the accident. That will be done today [Wednesday].
“Jack is progressing well, he is not back in training yet.
“Mathieu is training, he could be available for the squad on Saturday.
“Gabriel may be [available] next week, he should come back into training on Sunday or Monday.”
Great news all round apart from Chamberlain’s case of course.
Another boost as midfielder is declared fit against West Ham.
Mathieu Flamini – who has been sidelined for quite a while due to injury – could mark his return to action as soon as this weekend against West Ham United, as reported on Arsenal‘s official website.
Youngster Francis Coquelin has proven to be more than just a back-up option and as such, Flamini could find himself starting on the bench during the London derby. Speaking ahead of the Premier League clash, the gaffer revealed that the French man is back to full training and could be available for selection this weekend.
Another great chance in put the pressure on Manchester City. COYG!
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