After a series of long and tiresome qualifiers as well as playoff encounters all over the globe, the world held its breath as the draws for next summer’s soccer fiesta took center stage and it's fair to say that football lovers are in for one hell of a roller-coaster ride come June.
After seeing Andres Iniesta score the goal that made history for his nation three years ago, it seemed like an eternity for the next tourney but the wait it almost over, as the World Cup comes into the spotlight once the 2013/14 season is concluded.
As expected, 32 teams were drawn into eight groups and Arsenal, like every big European side, will have its fair share of ambassadors representing their nations with their eyes on the ultimate prize.
In the last World Cup, Robin van Persie came close to getting his hands on the solid gold but it wasn’t to be as the Spaniards were class acts all tournament long. They beat the creme de la creme to get all the way to the final and it’s fair to say that it was no less than they deserved.
Without further ado, here are my thoughts on Gunners past and present featuring in next summer’s FIFA World Cup.