Here is the news round up.
Bizarre reports claim Jack Wilshere could join Liverpool in the summer
Arsenal are apparently considering selling Jack Wilshere in the summer with Liverpool and West Ham a potential destination for the midfielder. The report suggests his recent off-field antics are understood to have angered the Gunners management once again following the latest smoking controversy last week and are now considering cashing in on the midfielder this summer.
Given how long he’s been at the club and the fact he’s been touted as a future captain, there’s absolutely no chance that Wenger will give up on Wilshere just yet as he’ll be determined to try and get the best out of him to see the midfielder reach his full potential. It would be a major surprise if the Englishman didn’t stay with Arsenal next season.
Gunners legend Robert Pires hopeful of finding another club before retiring
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has returned to the North London club to train with the Gunners while he steps up his search for a new team. The 41-year-old left Indian Super League outfit FC Goa in January after playing eight matches and scoring once for the club. The Frenchman was not at his best during his spell in India but his impact was evident. He might not have the magical touch he once did, but its always great to watch him play.
Match Reports and Analysis
After a month of absolutely electric football from Arsenal, which even saw the side travel to the Etihad and come away with three points and a clean sheet. But the Gunners have been brought back down to earth after their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.
Wenger pointed out that referee Martin Atkinson didn’t have his best day and we can’t contradict with that statement. Ryan Mason got away with no card for a two footed, studs up challenge with no chance at the ball, while Monreal was cautioned for trying to dodge Kyle Walker when he ran between Santi and the left back.
However, the Gunners got what they deserved having put in a poor performance. Arsenal will be disappointed with the sloppy defending that allowed Spurs back into the game, but their failure to provide a consistent attacking threat was as big a part of their undoing. They were consistently pressed and lost possession which combined with a scarcity of chances going forward was always going to spell trouble.
In the end though, Arsenal can’t really complain about the result. The only thing to be done is get on with it and make sure we take the three points from Leicester on Tuesday and continue to push for a top 4 place.
The reports of Wilshere leaving are just absurb especially considering the reason mentioned is the latest ‘smoking’ controversy. Wenger still seems happy to play it down and back his player. The English media, as always, is adding their own spice to this situation by running stories with have no credibility at all.
What do you think about the Wilshere rumour?