Friday, January 27, 2023

Gibbs Arsenal’s last man standing for England

And then there was one…

Arsenal’s injury crisis has taken its toll on England with Kieran Gibbs the only Gunner representative in Roy Hodgson’s latest squad for upcoming friendly games with Spain and France.

The left-back, who has lost his starting place at the Emirates to Nacho Monreal, will join up with the Three Lions for showdowns in Alicante and Wembley on the 13 and 17 November respectively.  After a ridiculously easy Euro 2016 qualification campaign they’ll no doubt be expecting a couple of sterner tests.

As has been well documented, our much-vaunted British core has been whittled down to the bare (in some cases cracked) bones in recent weeks and months with the likes of Jack Wilshere (ankle), Danny Welbeck (knee), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Danny Welbeck (knee) and Theo Walcott (calf) all sidelined by injury.

Welshman Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) will also miss his country’s game with Holland. Chuba Akpom and Calum Chambers will play for England under-21s against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Switzerland.

Anyway, good on Gibbs…we’re glad he’s, “Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.”

Sorry. Not sorry.

Full England squad

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Forwards: Harry Kane (ex-Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

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db10

Ex- Arsenal! ha ha

wizardry

Why would Roy select Gibbs? He’s been bad this season and there are better fullbacks in England. Even Jenko has been improving playing for westham and he didn’t get a call up.

gunnergav

Danny Welbeck’s knee is so crocked he gets listed twice! Is it both knees both now? Curse you injury gods!!

the only sam is nelson

perhaps *both* his knees are injured?

Lapo Gooners

If the wheels look like they will come off, Wenger can only look back to his summer of inaction and lack of ruthlessness to see why. God help us if Coquelin goes down because I would argue that he is probably our most important player now.

SuperNova

Harry kane cuts across as someone who would blackmail John Ter*y with his sextape,

MannyG

COMPLETELY UNRELATED!!! but did u guys see what happened to Benzema? apparently he’s getting done for Cocaine, too. Looks like we might have dodged a 70 million Euro bullet with that one.

Lapo Gooners

really, so the real clown is that himself huh?

fucking bastard, I never rate the cunt anyway.

lewandow is the real deal, IMO.

Phil Collins' first touch

On a positive note, at least they should be coming back thick and fast after the international break. They didn’t show it so well against Bayern but at least our defensive is pretty solid this season. We stand a much better chance of grinding out some ugly results if need be before we get all these attacking players back. Kind of makes me more hopeful than if we had all our attacking players available but a severely depleted defence

Morbius

I hope Gibbs gets a run-out for England. He could do with match practice

Chuffy

Probably should have played Gibbs left wing last night and switched Alexis to the right. Campbell wasn’t interested in defending and Gibbs is obviously better defensively than Campbell.

Shoveyoursp*rsupyourarse

All of those injured gunners would get in the england team. Laughing at all the sperms that would have to make way.

Except Ramsey, he wouldn’t get in the england team. Too sexy and welsh.

Getso guhnner

That ex-Arsenal guy will score a beautiful own goal for us on Saturday

Zippit

Cue shitty gibbs bashing from so called arsenal fans….

Goonerestgooner

“Harry Kane (ex-arsenal)”

I Love Arseblog News.

locksley444

Hopefully, some of our regular first-teamers like Santi and Mesut will get some rest during the Interlull, and glad that Coquelin is not involved in friendlies so far. He’s doing well enough to be considered for France though but I’d rather get him into that Euro 2016 squad as a late inclusion. About Wilshere, I was thinking that in january a loan to Aston Villa under Remi Garde (said to be a younger clone of Arsene, so should be safe hands) would be a great idea to get him some Match fitness and a run of games. That Villa squad… Read more »

Alexstratz

Well think of it this way. Our players got injured before the interlull rather than during the interlull.

Lapo Gooners

On the topic of injuries and other lame excuses, it doesn’t take a genius to realise it wouldn’t have made any difference and most of Arsenal’s are self-inflicted. Just like Wenger’s Champion’s League record is a pattern of failure, his club’s injury record is indicative of similar outmoded ideas, lack of attention to detail and outright incompetence.

Merlin's Panini

I’d really like to see Gibbs start performing well. I think he has the ability. He’s also got a bit more pace than Monreal. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nacho and he’s been brilliant but I would find it more satisfying to see someone who has come from the academy cementing a first team place.

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