Confirmed Arsenal lineup vs West Ham: Giroud, Wilshere and Iwobi Start

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3 Uncapped Players Who Could Be Selected for England’s World Cup Squad

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The England national football squad is no longer filled with over-the-hill, or out-of-form players picked purely on reputation. Now, anyone performing at club level has the chance of being picked.

Manager Gareth Southgate handed debuts to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Dominic Solanke, Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez, Jordan Pickford, and Jack Cork recently. All of those, except for Cork, have stepped up from the Under-21 set-up.

Since Southgate became England boss, firstly on an interim basis and then full time, he has shown faith in youth and a willingness to pick players based on form.

Before the debuts handed out this month, Harry Maguire, Michael Keane, Kieran Trippier, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Jesse Lingard, Aaron Cresswell, and Harry Winks were all handed their senior England debuts by Southgate.

There are two more international friendlies, in March 2018 against Netherlands and Italy, before Southgate names his provisional squad for the World Cup.

Some people like to give, and be given, betting tips and predictions. We are going to make a prediction of our own by picking three uncapped players we believe have a great chance of being in the England senior squad next summer.

Tom Davies

Nineteen-year-old Everton attacking midfielder Davies only made his under-21 debut in September this year, against Latvia, and scored his first goal a month later in Andorra.

He’s making a name for himself in the Everton first team and winning plaudits from several pundits. Last month, a newspaper article said Davies was a “ray of light” at Everton this season.

If Davies continues to put in eye-catching performances for his club, he may well force his way into the senior set-up for his country in time for the World Cup.

Demerai Gray

Many believed that Leicester winger Demerai Gray would have made his senior debut this month, but it wasn’t to be. However, it can only be a matter of time before the talented 21-year-old is called upon.

He has made sixteen appearances, scoring five goals, since making his under-21 debut in March 2016. It was Southgate who gave him that debut, and he could well hand him a senior debut before next summer.

One negative for Gray is the fact he has been a bit-part player at Leicester for most of this season. But, he has started the last few matches and more game time will bring more exposure and more chances to impress the national team boss.

Angus Gunn

The Norwich City goalkeeper, on loan from Manchester City, has represented England at every level from under-16 to under-21.

Southgate has shown the 21-year-old is on his radar, by calling him into the senior squad as an injury replacement for Jack Butland recently. He wasn’t given his debut but it’s a step closer.

Playing in the Championship may go against him and he is on the fringes of the senior set-up at present. But, if other goalkeepers suffer injuries and/or loss-of-form, Gunn could find himself on the plane to Russia as a back-up option.

Wenger Basically Confirm He Won’t Replace This Arsenal Star Man

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He may be approaching his 36th birthday, but Petr Cech is still producing match-winning performances week in, week out.

The former Czech Republic goalkeeper made two crucial stops to preserve our clean sheet against Burnley, and help us secure a third late win in as many games against the Clarets.

It was Cech’s sixth clean sheet of the season and Arsène Wenger says our goalkeeper is in better physical shape than ever before.

“He gets older, we all do that,” the manager said. “But I think he is fitter than ever. He puts a lot of attention into the preparation. He is slimmer than before. I think he benefits from that.

“He has lost some weight. Not too much, two, three kilos only. But it’s a lot if you want to make a horse lose a race, you put a jockey with one or two kilos more on the back, and the horse is quite big.

“He looks after his whole lifestyle because he feels better and because he wants to be at the best. Petr Cech is a perfectionist. And you don’t make a career he has made if you have not that obsession, always to be at your best.

“I remember Edwin Van der Sar at Manchester United, I compare them. They are intelligent, they have great similar size, similar quality. And Van der Sar stopped at the end because he decided to stop. Because Manchester United wanted him to stay one more year longer.”

“I don’t rule out [Cech playing until he is 40], but that will only be down to the performances.”

Wenger Desperate To Sign This £30m Rated Star From London Rivals

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Arsenal are one of the several Premier League clubs battling to sign Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, according to reports.

Sessegnon has established himself as one of English football’s brightest talents with his superb performances since bursting into the scene.

Just 17, Sessegnon has already played 50 times for Fulham and hasn’t looked out of place.

Arsenal have scouted the youngster on several occasions since he broke into the first team last season and the Daily Star claim we could launch an official bid for him at the end of the season.

However, we are expected to face competition from a host of top clubs with Chelsea , Liverpool , Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all keen on him.

It’s not going to be easy to sign Sessegnon as Fulham have no interest to sell and they are in a strong position to keep him as he is contracted with them until 2020.

However, the Daily Mail claim Sessegnon will push for an exit if Fulham fails to secure promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

The report says the West London club will demand a fee in the region of £30m for the youngster if they are forced to sell and knowing that there is likely to be a bidding war for his signature, Fulham will be hopeful of getting more.

Star Man Insists He’s Not Leaving Arsenal in January

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Jack Wilshere is waiting patiently for the “lucky break” that could propel him back into our Premier League side.

The England international has been a regular in the Carabao Cup and Europa League this season and played a full 90 minutes in Cologne on Thursday.

But he wants to add to his minutes in the top flight as we prepare for three games in six days against Burnley, Huddersfield and Manchester United.

“You never know what can happen in football,” said Wilshere. “I remember when I first broke into the team, the only reason I was in the team was because Diaby and Fabregas were both injured and the boss put his faith in me. Sometimes you need that lucky break and then you can fight and keep your position.

“I feel good, and I felt that as the game went on [in Cologne] I got stronger, had a few opportunities, probably should have scored but I felt good with the ball at my feet. I feel fit enough and have said for a while that I am ready and waiting, I just need to be picked.

“We’ve got three games in six days. They are big games but we feel we can win, finishing with a big one at home [against United]. I will try everything, I will work hard in training and when I get the opportunity I will play as well as I can, but it is a difficult team to get into.”

It’s nine years since Wilshere made his debut for us in a Premier League game at Blackburn, and one of the pleasures of this season has been seeing him back on the pitch after his injury problems.

Wilshere’s current contract runs until next summer but he wants to remain at the Emirates.

“I want to stay here and play,” he said. “I’ve been at this club for 10 years, I don’t have to say how much this club means to me, how good they have been to me. But at the same time, the boss has got to be honest with me and I’m sure he will be.

“I’ve been injured for two years, basically. So I’m fit. I’m playing, I’m happy, I’m training every day. I’m happy to be back in the team. I’ve said there’s going to have to be a conversation because time is running out on my contract. When that time comes, I’ll sit down with the boss and go from there.”

Arsenal Want La Liga Boss as Wenger’s Replacement – Not Diego Simeone

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Arsenal will have to wait until the end of the season to sign Luis Enrique, according to reports.

It was recently reported that Arsenal are eyeing Enrique as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger but it has now emerged that the Spaniard isn’t interested in returning into management until next summer.

According to Sport via the Daily Cannon, Enrique has decided to remain on holidays until the end of the season.

He left Barcelona last summer, after failing to win the league title or the Champions League and will now take this season off in a bid to recharge his batteries and study the game more.

A move to the Premier League is believed to be very appealing to the former midfielder, with both Arsenal and Chelsea keen on him.

Wenger recently raised questions about his future when he claimed he would sit down with the board at the end of the season and talk about his future. Should it happen that he doesn’t continue beyond the current season, Enrique will be one of the favorites for the job.

While Enrique has proven his credentials as a top manager at Barcelona, I don’t think he is the right person to replace Wenger.

There is no doubt he is a top manager who have won major titles but I still have doubt about his man management.

There were reports that he had issues with some of his players at Barcelona and I don’t think such scenario would be healthy for us at Arsenal.

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Arsenal vs Huddersfield: Head-to-head

The teams met only once in over the last few decades, which was in an FA Cup tie at the Emirates Stadium back in 2011. Arsenal won 2-1 on that occasion.

Arsenal vs Huddersfield: Prediction

Majority of Arsenal’s problems this season has come away from home, but they still remain a solid team while playing at the Emirates Stadium. They are unbeaten in 10 games here, with win is all of the six Premier League matches so far. Their goal-scoring record at home is also impressive having netted at least twice in each of those games. While they kept four clean sheets in the process.

There is no doubt that the Terriers are a hard working team which could prove too hard for most teams to break down. However, they have little to show for in wins column in away games. Since kick starting the season with a 3-0 win at Crystal Palace, David Wagner’s men failed to win and score in any of their next five away games, suffering 4 defeats in the process.

In direct comparison, Arsenal look good to register another comfortable win at home and keep the pressure on other teams for a place inside the top four of the league table.

“I want to Stay!” Good news as Arsenal star confirm he’s not leaving in January

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Jack Wilshere is waiting patiently for the “lucky break” that could propel him back into our Premier League side.

The England international has been a regular in the Carabao Cup and Europa League this season and played a full 90 minutes in Cologne on Thursday.

But he wants to add to his minutes in the top flight as we prepare for three games in six days against Burnley, Huddersfield and Manchester United.

“You never know what can happen in football,” said Wilshere. “I remember when I first broke into the team, the only reason I was in the team was because Diaby and Fabregas were both injured and the boss put his faith in me. Sometimes you need that lucky break and then you can fight and keep your position.

“I feel good, and I felt that as the game went on [in Cologne] I got stronger, had a few opportunities, probably should have scored but I felt good with the ball at my feet. I feel fit enough and have said for a while that I am ready and waiting, I just need to be picked.

“We’ve got three games in six days. They are big games but we feel we can win, finishing with a big one at home [against United]. I will try everything, I will work hard in training and when I get the opportunity I will play as well as I can, but it is a difficult team to get into.”

It’s nine years since Wilshere made his debut for us in a Premier League game at Blackburn, and one of the pleasures of this season has been seeing him back on the pitch after his injury problems.

Wilshere’s current contract runs until next summer but he wants to remain at the Emirates.

“I want to stay here and play,” he said. “I’ve been at this club for 10 years, I don’t have to say how much this club means to me, how good they have been to me. But at the same time, the boss has got to be honest with me and I’m sure he will be.

“I’ve been injured for two years, basically. So I’m fit. I’m playing, I’m happy, I’m training every day. I’m happy to be back in the team. I’ve said there’s going to have to be a conversation because time is running out on my contract. When that time comes, I’ll sit down with the boss and go from there.”