Arsenal Handed Pre-Chelsea Injury Boost As Triple Signing Confirmed

By on March 18, 2014

It’s been a busy day in north London today and it’s generally been filled with positive news.

Firstly, the Daily Mail reported that we’ve been handed a major injury boost ahead of Saturday’s crucial clash against Chelsea with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to be passed fit for the game.

The Ox limped off during the final stages of our 1-0 win over Sp*rs on Sunday with what appeared to be a calf problem, and there were fears he could be set to join our ever-growing injury list. However, the Mail claim that the 20-year-old has not suffered any serious injury and will be available to face the league leaders this weekend.

The news will come as a welcome boost to Arsene Wenger as Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a key player with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil out injured. With games against Chelsea, Swansea, Man City and Everton coming up, as well as an FA Cup semi final against Wigan, it would have been cruel to also lose The Ox, so thankfully it looks like he’s okay.

The club also confirmed this afternoon the triple signing of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Gedion Zelalem to new long-term contracts. We heard rumours that the trio were close to agreeing terms a couple of weeks ago and now it’s been revealed on Arsenal.com that they’ve put pen-to-paper.

Rambo has been rewarded for his sensational early-season form and it’s believed his new five-year deal is worth close to £100,000-a-week. He’s certainly proved himself to be an important first team player and hopefully he’ll be back to full fitness soon to help us push for a league and FA Cup double!

Cazorla has been a regular in the first team since joining from Malaga in 2012 and we’ve taken up the option to extend his contract to 2017, with the Spaniard getting a small increase to his wages – believed to now be in the region of £80,000-a-week.

The signing of Zelalem should also be celebrated as he’s considered as one of the most exciting young talents at the club. We’ve been keeping him relatively ‘under wraps’ this season to prevent bringing too much attention to his potential before he signed pro terms.

However, the 17-year-old has now committed his future to Arsenal after signing a long-term deal on Tuesday. It’s excellent news and hopefully we’ll now see him in and around the first team set-up more regularly.


  1. Chimex njoku

    March 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thats good news..go gunners, go gun d colour blue down–

  2. kelvin

    March 19, 2014 at 3:45 am

    thats a great piece of biz from arsenal to secure the future of our top stars

  3. Aggrey kweyu

    March 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    thanx 2 the trio 4 commiting their future 2 arsenal,go gun down the blues come wkd.

  4. Benjamin teko

    March 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    i want to see wenger’s men beat
    chelsea so dat morinho wld close his mouth. gunners for life

  5. Ibraheem

    March 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    That’s goods news,then win 2 chelsea

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