Wilshere Bucks Trend - Wants Arsenal Stay!


Wilshere Bucks Trend - Wants Arsenal Stay!

"The opportunity we have is to go into this worldwide break differently".

Calum Chambers (hip) Francis Coquelin (hamstring) Santiago Cazorla (fitness) Danny Welbeck (groin) and Mesut Özil (knee) will all be missing this weekend with Laurent Koscielny (achilles) and Alex Iwobi (thigh) also doubts to start the game.

After the restart, Arsenal took their time before getting back into their stride, but a second goal was inevitable and it soon arrived from Iwobi. Those 27 appearances for the South Coast club was the most that Wilshere had made in andpy season since 2013/14 when he made 35 appearances for the Gunners. For us it was a very testing week, we had two home games, one long away trip in the Europa League. "We lost 4-0, and the team was really poor", said Monreal, whose goal was his first since 2013.

"It was a spirited performance", he said.

Brighton drop Markus Suttner and Anthony Knockaert to the bench, while Tomer Hemed is suspended. The visitors though, have never won an away match against the North London club in six previous attempts (D1 L5).

The last newly promoted outfit to win at the Emirates, though, were Newcastle United, coincidentally managed by Chris Hughton, in November, 2010.

Dogged by fitness problems, inconsistent form and concerns about his off-field antics, Wilshere has become Arsenal's forgotten man and is fighting for his future at the club, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger has spoken about the possibility of Barcelona joining the Premier League, following a huge row over the independence of Catalonia in Spain.

Sanchez's free kick from the right caused a goalmouth scramble, with Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi having chances cleared before Monreal fired home from edge of the box.

Hughton's side left themselves short at the back from a corner on 41 minutes, with five Arsenal players attacking on the counter against two Albion players at the back.

"Our last worldwide break was a nightmare, this one is a bit better", he added. But, with the majority of the side fresh and raring to go, the hosts will have enough firepower to ease past Brighton.



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