Monday, 28 April 2014

Arsenal Cruise Past Newcastle as Winger Eyes Early Comeback.

Arsenal have continued to strive for a top four finish to enable them qualify for next season's Champions League. They've recorded some positive scorelines in their last few games which featured some of their long-term absentees; Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. The reason why we lost our lead at the top of the table is now so clear even though some won't still agree it was due to so many injuries.

Tonight wasn't an exception as Arsene Wenger's men cruised past Newcastle United. The game ended 3-0 and the scorers were Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and the so much dreaded Olivier Giroud. I am one of those few Arsenal supporters who love this guy so much. I do not care if he loses many chances. To me, he is okay even though he isn't the best. Cazorla owns the assist for Koscer's goal while the king in that area, Ozisst owns the one for Oly Gee's. Four points clear of Everton we are. On to the next one!!

Walcott Hoping to Return Early Next Season
Theo Walcott is eying a return to the team by the start of next season. The pacy winger was taken off on a stretcher far back in January during the Gunners' FA Cup third round clash with Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium. An anterior cruciate ligament problem was what put an end to his season and denied him of making an appearance in the coming World Cup tournament.

Still undergoing rehabilitation, the Englishman sees himself making an early return for the 2014/15 season. He is reportedly making good progress in his recovery.

"I'm not pushing myself to be fit for the World Cup or anything like that," Walcott told the official matchday programme. "I want to be back quickly of course, but safely too.

"I want to try and be back for the early part of next season. That's the goal so there will be a lot of hard work throughout the summer and during the World Cup."

Theo has been under close watch by the Arsenal medical staff for the past four months. The 25 year old said his positivity is what has kept him going.

"It's nearly been four months now and my recovery has gone on track so far," said Walcott. "At the moment, I'm working on muscle strength and building muscle in my quad. I've got a lot of the flexion back and I'm always working on extension.

"A lot of the days are very similar but the four months have gone really quickly. I don't see any point in being down in the dumps about the injury because it’s already happened and there are a lot of people with worse problems in the world.

"I'll just get on with my work - I'm first in and last out on most days. I see the consultant soon too and hopefully he'll give me the thumbs-up to push on even more. I'd love to be running in a few weeks."

 In his absence from the pitch, Theo became a father less than a month ago as his wife, Mel gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, Finley. He had something to say about the new phase of his life.

"Yes, that kept me going," he said. "A lot of people miss the early stages of the lives of their children and I'm not going to miss that at all. That's a massive boost - it's a silver lining and it keeps me going.

"It's nice to be around because, a lot of the time, players are alone in hotel rooms so it will be nice for me to see Finley and spend a lot of time with him."

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