04 March 2014

Will One of the Arsenal Boys Become England's Top Scorer at the World Cup?

Mary Mitchell, a guest-writer for the week who brings wide-ranging experience in online journalism. She is a freelance editor and writes for national and international websites and returns with a guest-post that looks ahead to Brazil 2014. Today, she has a closer look at Arsenal's British core—who among our squad might lead the Three Lions in scoring?

Brazil's 2014 World Cup is approaching, and Arsenal will certainly be one of the most-represented clubs in the England team. With old-guard players such as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, and Wayne Rooney aging and the Three Lions in need of changing the starting eleven in a competition like the World Cup, there might be many Arsenal young players ready to step up and earn a place on the pitch.

Jack Wilshere’s high-skilled talent will be a dangerous weapon in England's midfield, as it has been in the Arsenal's as well, where he has scored three goals this year, and thus improving his earlier results. He’s definitely making his way to the top spots of the English football ranking.

Kieran Gibbs is one of the most impressive young defenders in the world, and due to his past as a midfielder he has the capability of performing outstanding attacks, so he might reveal himself to be very useful in the offensive schemes. He's an undisputed player in the Arsenal defense, and he’s aiming at becoming one in the England national team as well.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, also known as the Ox, is talented, young, and has already collected 13 cups with the England team, scoring 3 beautiful goals during that time. He’s fast and confident with the ball, plus he already has a good international experience, so if you want to bet on an outsider instead of Wayne Rooney, he’s your man.

Unfortunately, Theo Walcott won’t take part in the competition because of his cruciate ligament injury. With his devastating, high-speed skills, he might have been a star in the team and definitely one of the most awaited men. Manager Roy Hodgson will be hard-pressed to replace his pace up-front.

Anyway, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are young and definitely deserving special consideration, and each will try to make up for Walcott's absence.


England may not be one of the favorites to win the world cup, but we can still bet for one of our Arsenal boys to become England’s top scorer at the championship. At the time, there are other countries that seem to have better odds of winning in this 2014 world cup edition: Brazil is playing at home and has some of the best players in the world, such as Neymar da Silva, Thiago Silva, Marcelo, and Hulk. Argentina can count on the incredible talent of Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Gonzalo Higuaín, who have placed the team as a top candidate to win the championship; Spain is more than willing to defend its title won at the past World Cup edition in South Africa, and, not to be outdone, Germany has built a solid and well-playing team composed by many players from the Champions League winners, Bayern Munich. 

 However, our boys are getting ready to enter the most important football championship today, waiting for their moment to shine and demonstrate the world what the English national team is capable of.