The Gunners had a season to forget about this year. They lost their way under Wenger in the past few seasons and change in the air. The Emirates was half-full for some matches as fans became disillusioned by the season dwindling to an end.
Many fans are turning their attention to the World Cup in June and many fans will be interested in World Cup betting 2018. If you are looking to place bets in the World Cup, visit World Cup Tips for the best tips and ideas of who to take your punt on. The squads have yet to be announced for Russia 2018 but these are 11 players expecting to be on the flight to Russia.
The Arsenal back up goalkeeper will be representing Columbia at the World Cup and he will be hoping to perform at the same level he played at in the World Cup in 2014 where he was a standout goalkeeper and really made a name for himself in the tournament.
Back in the day the backbone of the Arsenal side was French and many of the players were capped by their nation, however this year it looks like only one Frenchman might be making his way to Russia – that man is Alexandre Lacazette. His form has been inconsistent following his summer move but he seems to be ending the season on a high with a number of goals and assists in the final few matches.
Poor Laurent Koscielny will be devastated as his season ended after he suffered an injury that put him out of the World Cup.
Rolling Out the Big Guns
The club’s two Spaniards might join the Spanish camp. Nacho Monreal; Mr. Reliable in most games this season. He was Arsenal’s most consistent player season but is it enough? Like Hector Bellerin, he is an outside prospect for the squad. Real Madrid and Barcelona dominate the defence and not appearing in the March friendlies pretty much rule them out.
Alex Iwobi returned to the Arsenal side at the end of the season and will be playing for Nigeria in the World Cup.
Jack Wilshere will be hoping and praying that he has done enough to earn a call to the England squad. He played more games this season than expected; did his form convince Gareth Southgate to take him to Russia?
Another who won’t be certain of his place is Danny Welbeck, who has scored more international goals than Harry Kane. However, being unable to cement his place in the Arsenal starting line-up is damaging his claims for an England place.
Two German international players will be in the world cup; Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi. Germany will most certainly be early favourites to lift the cup come July. Both received winner’s medals in 2014 and expectations are high they will repeat the feat.
There are two final Gunners booking their flights to Russia in June. Granit Xhaka representing Switzerland, and Mohamed Elneny playing for Egypt. Both are regulars for their countries and their form as their seasons ended was as good as it has been.