All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates.
Mesut Ozil attended Arsenal’s press conference this afternoon and we have a few snippets of what he had to say to bring you from arsenal.com.
“I know how successful Arsenal have been and what successful players they have had - players like Henry, Fabregas. So I know that the step here is the right one for me because many young players came here and got better and became the best players in the world. This is why I wanted to come here. I look forward to playing with the whole team. We are one team and we have a goal with the team. We want to go our way together and therefore I look forward to playing with everybody.”
The annual BBC Price of Football survey has come out today - and for the second year in a row Arsenal remain the most expensive team to watch in the Premier League.
A match day ticket can cost up to £126 … but overall prices have fallen.
Jack Wilshere has spoken of his criticised performance for England against Ukraine, admitting that it was the hardest game of his career:
“I think it was my hardest game. It was a difficult place to come and sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce for you.’’
Wilshere struggled with the physicality of the Ukrainian opposition in the drab 0-0 draw and was taken off in the second half.
Injury news ahead of the weekend now, starting with some good news. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are fully fit for the game, despite picking up knocks in Kiev on Tuesday night.
Arsenal are being linked with Romanian international free agent Ciprian Marica again in several outlets this morning. But the quotes used are from a previous report from last month, as we reported at the time.
So take it with a pinch of salt for now, but that is not saying it is not a possibility.
Arsenal have signed Beckham, Romeo Beckham that is. It is reported that the 10-year-old son of David Beckham has joined the youth academy at the club whom he supports.
Finally, and Arsenal flop Park Chu-Young has been told to cancel his contract at the club by South Korea manager Hong Myung-Bo. He states that he risks his international career if he does not leave the club as soon as possible.
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