Arsenal morning news: Triple injury boost, Van Persie's dig at Gunners mentality

Theo Walcott

A round up of news stories this morning about Arsenal.

Arsenal have been handed a triple injury boost in the form of Serge Gnabry, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud.

Gnabry and Walcott returned to first team training yesterday while Arsene Wenger confirmed that Giroud’s recovery is ahead of schedule.

“Giroud is recovering very well. The operation went perfectly. I believe he is ahead of schedule in terms of rehabilitation,” said the boss.

Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has highlighted the difference in mentality at Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Dutchman has been heavily criticised following his move from Arsenal to United but Rio Ferdinand revealed in his new book what the Dutchman told him.

“Robin loved the winning mindset that Fergie had created. He told me that at Arsenal you wanted to win, but at United you had to win,” wrote Ferdinand.

Jack Wilshere has revealed his belief that he suits an advanced role at Arsenal.

The midfielder has been used in a deeper position for England but believes he’s suited to Arsenal’s attacking formation.

“With Arsenal we don't play the diamond. It probably wouldn't suit me as much. We play with one holding and two ahead with two wide men so it probably wouldn't suit me as much, I probably can play that role but I enjoy playing a bit higher for Arsenal. For Arsenal, yeah, for England, no,” he told the press.

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