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Jack Wilshere Extends His Arsenal Contract…

Concerning Arsenal

Future of Arsenal and England...

Future of Arsenal and England...

Today’s top story, similar to yesterday’s, involves a youth prospect signing a new “long-term” contract. This time instead of Aaron Ramsey, we have another young Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere. Jack impressed last season, even scoring in the Carling Cup. Wenger was impressed enough to offer him a new improved contract, months after he first signed professional terms. Arsène Wenger said:

“It’s such great news that Jack has signed a new long-term contract. Jack made great progress last season, playing at Under-18s, Reserves and First Team level and we all witnessed what a great young talent he is. At still 17 years of age, the potential is huge for Jack and we’re all delighted that he has committed his long-term future to Arsenal Football Club.”

This is great news, as Wilshere is in my opinion, one of the brightest prospects at the club. It  would not surprise me if it was Wilshere who became the succesor to Cesc, who seems destined for Barcelona sooner rather than later. Barcelona’s president recently said:

“Cesc Fabregas has the Barcelona DNA in his body and we know that he wants to play for this club.

“At the moment he is the leader at Arsenal and a very important player for them. But Cesc is wanted by me, by the coach Pep Guardiola, and by the sport director Txiki Begiristain.

“We are concentrating all of our efforts on it, but at the same time we have a lot of respect for Arsenal. We have positive relations with Arsenal so it will not be an easy topic to talk to them about.”

Really? You think it wouldn’t be easy to talk about? like what do you say: “Hey Mr. Wenger, we would like to sign your 21 year old captain, who you hand picked from our academy, and nurtured into one of the best talents in world football, name your price.”

I don’t see Cesc leaving this summer, but if we could get a “Galacticos” offer for him, then it would have to be considered. Last season proved we could play without him, so we need to think about the future. (sounds funny saying that at Arsenal) Don’t get me wrong, I’m Cesc’s biggest fan, but the club comes before any player.

And finally, fan favourite, Amaruy Bischoff has explained his reasons for leaving the club so soon:

“[Wenger] could not guarantee me playing time next season. So we decided together that it was best that I did not extend [the contract],”

It can be agreed that if Amaury was the only first team player to leave the Emirates this summer, we wouldn’t exactly be any worse off…

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Theo Walcott Given a Chance to Star for England, + Transfer News

Concerning Arsenal

  • Theo Walcott is set to start as the lone striker in England’s Under – 21 Final against Germany.
  • Cesc Fabregas wins a bronze medal with Spain in the Confederations Cup.
  • Arsenal are reportedly interested in re-signing Alex Hleb from Barcelona for a cut price.
  • Marouane Chamakh is certain he will be leaving Bordeaux this summer.
  • Robin van Persie reaffirms his commitment towards Arsenal.
  • New links to Serdar Tasci and Mehmet Topçu, both young prospects
Theo's chance to shine...

Theo's chance to shine...

I’ll start today with the news that Theo Walcott is going to start for England Under 21’s tomorrow as the lone striker. He’s not familiar in this position and it will be interesting to see how he copes with the pressure of a Final. I honestly don’t expect him to be extremely effective up front and on his own, but with his pace he can give any defender nightmares.
England vs. Germany in a final! How exciting. This just proves how dull the summer is getting. At least it’s an opportunity for England to win some Silverware, and also a chance for Walcott and Gibbs to show off their Arsenal educations.

The other pointless competition, the Confederations Cup, has been won by Brazil after a come from behind victory against the Americans. Spain comes in third after defeating South Africa. This means two things: first Cesc Fabregas gets the break he needs and deserves, and second, Felipe Melo has time to speak with Arsenal about a move to London.

Another name being mentioned as a possible Arsenal Target is Alex Hleb. Yes, you heard me right, I said Alex Hleb. The same Alex who begged to leave London last summer, now wants to crawl back. Does Arsene take him back? For a cut price, near half of what we sold him for, that’s worth considering. He would be great as a squad player. Wait, he’s not happy with that. Ok, next…

Since I’m now on the topic of transfers, I’d might as well mention that Marouane Chamakh has stated that he expects to leave Bordeaux this summer even though the club have apparently not received a formal offer from an English club:

“Although I have not decided where my future is going to be, it is clear that I will leave the club.

“My first objective is to play in England. I know there are some German and Italian clubs who have contacted the club, but I want to play in the Premier League in a more exciting championship.”

From one striker to another, Robin van Persie has confirmed that he will be staying at arsenal, and aims to be the best while he’s here:

I see the potential at Arsenal. We have to do it. One fact which aggravates me is that in the five years I’ve been at Arsenal, we’ve won exactly the same number of trophies as I did at Feyenoord – ONE – that’s not enough. When I arrived here, Arsenal were winning trophies for fun. But, if everyone is fit, we have a heck of a team and it’s up to me to ensure we go out and win these trophies.”

“I’m not in negotiations with any other club – just Arsenal. I want to become the best player in the world. My career will only be a success when I consider myself the best. Anything less won’t do.”

Next year is big for RvP. He needs to stay healthy and on form if we even want to be considered as title challengers. Good for him to stop the rumours before they start, and he’s even ambitious! This could mean big things for Arsenal…

Finally, Arsenal have been linked to two young(ish) prospects in Serdar Tasci and Mehmet Topçu. Check them out for yourselves. One is a 22 year defender at a german club, the other, a 16 year old CM from Turkey.

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