Wenger Backs Wilshere For England Role

Arsène Wenger has approved Fabio Capello’s plan to give Jack Wilshere the anchorman role in England’s midfield, starting with the friendly in Denmark on 9 February. Capello has been criticised for seemingly ignoring Wilshere’s encouraging form for Arsenal this season by restricting his senior international experience to seven minutes in a friendly against Hungary in August. However, the Italian indicated this week that he has finally been convinced of the…

January 29, 2011

Man U Youngsters That Are Making a Huge Impact This Season

When Mario Balotelli famously remarked three weeks ago that he had not heard of Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere, the football world labeled this incident as the latest example of the young Italian’s ignorance.  Largely considered the long-term solution to Arsenal’s woes in major competitions and the eventual heir to the England captaincy, 19-year old Wilshere seems so talented that not even an arrogant Balotelli could ignore his obvious talent. While…

January 11, 2011

We Can Take The Title From Manchester United: Jack Wilshere

Arsenal’s midfielder Jack Wilshere has warned Manchester United that his team are increasingly convinced they can overtake the leaders at the top of the Premier League table. United were the only one of the top five teams to win this week and results left them with a two-point lead at the summit and four points ahead of Arsenal with a game in hand. However, far from being deflated by Arsenal’s…

January 7, 2011

Wenger Ready To Fight FA Over Wilshere

Arsène Wenger has placed himself on a collision course with the Football Association by warning England against calling up Jack Wilshere for next summer’s Under-21 European Championship in Denmark. Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football development, spoke this week of England’s determination to send the strongest possible squad to the tournament and specifically mentioned the 18-year-old Wilshere. Arsenal have clashed with the FA before about the perceived over-use…

December 24, 2010

Only Messi Better Than Me In The World

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli believes there is only one player in the world who is ‘a little stronger’: Lionel Messi. The Italian was named Golden Boy 2010 for being the best Under-21 player in the world and he now has his sights on the main prize. He clearly fancies himself to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi and City teammate Carlos Tevez despite failing to set the Premier League…

December 22, 2010

Ferguson Hits Back At Wenger Comments

Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at Arsène Wenger’s suggestion that the Manchester United pitch was to blame for Arsenal’s performance in their 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Monday. Ferguson believes it was a diversion tactic to take the emphasis away from the way, in his words, “we were by far the better team”. The United manager is aggrieved by Wenger’s remarks, believing them to be an unfair slight…

December 15, 2010