Another international break is over. Hooray!
So a couple of Arsenal players got onto the scoreboard today. Most people were probably watching England v Poland as it was the only game worth watching. Szczesny did well in my opinion, as he was the only Arsenal player to start the game and really actually play in the game. Wilshere came on late on as Andros Townsend was preferred to him again. Can’t really blame Hodgson for choosing Townsend over Wilshere as Wilshere has been rather mediocre in recent performances.
Germany took on Sweden and won 5-3. Ozil scored a goal, made an assist, and unfortunately, picked up a knock. I didn’t see it but it would put some pain in my stomach to watch him get injured. I hope that it is just a bruise or knock and he is ready for Norwich on Saturday. Norwich can be tough to break down so he would be a big loss, however, we may be getting Cazorla back which is a huge positive. Many people have overlooked Cazorla in the past few weeks since we signed Ozil, but we all know of his true quality. He is a magnificent two footed player who Mesut Ozil will look forward to playing with. I just hope that both will be fit for the weekend.
Aaron Ramsey also grabbed a late equalizer for Wales, increasing his goal scoring tally to ten over the season. Pretty impressive for someone who was lucky just to score twice a season, especially considering it is just October. His recent form reminds me of Fabregas in the 07-08 season, where he really took the spotlight. It would be an amazing achievement for Ramsey if he can touch the surface of Fabregas’ performances in his final couple of years at Arsenal, and with hard work and 100% commitment I am certain that he can reach the heights. It looks like Real Madrid signed the wrong Welshman.
So that’s about it. Football is back on Saturday against Norwich at the Emirates. Let’s hope we have some good news over injuries over the next couple of days. COYG