Mustafi Admits Arsenal Had Emerging Meeting After Back-To-Back Manchester City Defeats

Germany international Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that Arsenal had a team meeting shortly after their double hammering at the hands of Manchester City in the League Cup and Premier League respectively. The Gunners succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to the Citizens in the League Cup last month, and shortly after, they suffered another loss by the same scoreline at the Emirates Stadium.

Things were looking gloomy for Arsene Wenger and his players shortly after, but they have managed to turn things around with three victories on the bounce. Speaking to Arsenal Player, Mustafi admitted that the club have had a tough season by their standards, but is content that the team has managed to bond together during the difficult period.

Gareth Southgate Backs Jack Wilshere For The World Cup

Gareth Southgate has backed Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to be in contention for the Three Lions' squad, ahead of next summer's World Cup finals in Russia. The 26-year-old was ignored for the previous set of friendlies owing to his reduced game time, but he has since cemented his spot at the heart of the Arsenal midfield after an injury to Aaron Ramsey.

In a report covered by The Mirror, the England coach hinted that the Gunners graduate has a good chance of retaining his national team spot after impressing in the crucial games for the north London club, he said: "It’s a real plus to see him playing at the level he is, and looking as fit as he is. We know his quality, for him to be starting now in regular games, two games a week, playing at a high level is a real bonus for us.

Arsene Wenger Reacts To Danny Welbeck’s Diving Incident

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that he will give an honest feeling on Danny Welbeck’s dive after going through the situation once more. The England international appeared to entice the referee into rewarding a penalty during the Europa League round of 16 tie against AC Milan on Thursday night.

The Gunners had won the first-leg by a comfortable 2-0 scoreline at San Siro, and they appeared on course to secure another shutout at the Emirates until Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring from long-range. With the game, evenly balanced, Welbeck went down from a light challenge from Ricardo Rodriguez in the box, and the penalty which changed the complexion of the game.

Martin Keown: Danny Welbeck was holding back versus Ostersund

Arsenal favourite Martin Keown has suggested that Danny Welbeck was holding back during the Gunners' 3-0 win over Ostersund in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg. The England international made his first start for the Gunners following his recovery from a hip problem, and his performance was largely below par throughout the match.

Arsene Wenger Happy with Danny Welbeck’s Winning Goal

Danny Welbeck has been something of a forgotten man at Arsenal, but his goal finally helped Arsenal achieve a major victory. The club were able to get a 1-0 win over West Ham to reach the semifinals of the League Cup. Even though the victory also saw Olivier Giroud picking up a hamstring injury that may rule him out of a crucial period of fixtures, manager Wenger will be pleased with Welbeck returning to scoring form. The start made by the former Manchester United forward is only the 10th of the campaign, as he has struggled to establish himself due to injuries.

Giroud’s absence is likely to provide him a much more first-team opportunities in a packed schedule for Arsenal. After having scored in the game against West Ham, Welbeck’s confidence levels will also be much higher. After having spent more than a year on the sidelines, Welbeck recently returned to first-team action. The forward was signed from United for £ 16 million, but he has failed to repay the transfer fee with a spate of injury problems and poor performances. Wenger went to the extent of saying that Welbeck playing for the 90 minutes was a positive for the club, but it is hopeful that the England international will rediscover his glory days. This was the fourth goal of the campaign for Welbeck.

Welbeck and Lacazette linked with Bayern Munich

Arsenal pair Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck have surprisingly emerged as transfer targets for Bayern Munich for the January transfer window. The Bavarian giants are on the search for a new marksman, who could reduce the burden on Poland international Robert Lewandowski.

The German champions have started off their league campaign in a reasonably good fashion, but recent injuries to both Lewandowski and Thomas Muller have reduced their options in the attack. The duo are currently recovering from hamstring injuries of their own, and according to Bild, Lacazette and Welbeck have been identified as suitable options to bolster their strike force.

Danny Welbeck ruled out until international break with groin injury

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will play no part for the Gunners this month after he suffered a groin injury in the goalless draw at Chelsea last weekend.

The England international has suffered multiple knee injuries during his short spell with the Gunners, and the latest setback is likely to keep him out until after the international break.

Speaking prior to the Doncaster Rovers game in the League Cup, Wenger confirmed that Welbeck would certainly be out for the rest of the month with a scan likely to reveal the extent of the problem, he said: "Danny has a scan today. We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break."

Danny Welbeck talks about playing for England

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has spoken about the feeling of wearing the England shirt as he recuperates from his latest injury.

Welbeck has struggled with multiple knee injuries during his three-year spell at Arsenal, and this has cost him valuable gametime for both club and country.

Speaking on, Welbeck revealed his passion at wearing the national team shirt, he said: "Once you put on the England shirt…it’s a special moment for you. Obviously, at such a young age all you really think about is playing football with your mates and stuff like that and then (with England) it’s a special and proud moment and something that you’ll never forget. So every time you pull on that shirt you know what that feeling is and you just want to do the best for yourself and everyone around you that’s close and for the whole country."

Danny Welbeck Keen on Partnership with Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck says that he is looking forward to a potential partnership with new signing Alexandre Lacazette in the starting line-up.

The arrival of the French striker is a wide sign that the club may be prepared to part company with Olivier Giroud, who has had an up-and-down time at Arsenal since coming from Montpellier a couple of seasons ago. Alexandre Lacazette manager to make an instant impression after scoring just a few seconds into his debut against Leicester City. The signing of the Frenchman for around £ 46 million has also been done so as to not be entirely dependent on Danny Welbeck, who has suffered from numerous injury issues over the last couple of seasons.

Is Danny Welbeck a Contender for the Golden Boot?

In the summer, the focus at Arsenal was on two strikers. While Alexandre Lacazette made his way to the club from Lyon in a bumper deal worth over £45 million, questions over Alexis Sanchez’s future persisted. Those questions have continued since the start of the campaign with the Chilean on the fringes of the squad as Lacazette started his Arsenal career with two goals in his opening four league games.

Quiet Man

While the tale of two forwards was being played out, Danny Welbeck went quietly about his business, getting on with the job of scoring important goals. With three strikes in those same four games, the England international is the club’s leading scorer and is in good touch ahead of Arsenal’s European campaign.