All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates this evening.
Mesut Ozil has dismissed media criticism of his recent performances. The German international has not been at his imperious best in recent weeks - and has been the subject of criticism as a consequence.
"I don't care. They wrote something different three weeks ago and they will do it again in another three weeks. That's part of the business in England. Almost every new player needs time to adjust in the Premier League. That's also what Jens Lehmann said recently. The challenges here are completely different…”
Tomas Rosicky bagged the opening goal against Norway for the Czech Republic - and earlier in the day megaflop Park Chu-Young was on target for the first time in a year - bagging a goal in South Korea’s 2-0 win against Greece.
Joel Campbell, who sprung to attention after a match-winning performance against Manchester United recently, has again been speaking about his future.
"It's not the time to say whether I will play at Arsenal or not. But, if I get that chance to play there, I will do as I have always done in my life, fight and believe in myself. I know I have the qualities to be where I want but I have to improve a lot. I have to work day by day so I can be there."
Arsene Wenger has been speaking about his FA Cup hopes as Arsenal gear up to face off against Everton in the competition this weekend.
And Wenger has been speaking about his adoration of the competition:
“Yes, I have been lucky enough to win it four times, but unfortunately we haven’t won it for a long time now, so in fact I’m even more focused to do well in this competition. I would love the Club to win the FA Cup again.”
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