From being a child who joined our illustrious club at the age of 9, Wilshere has always shown prowess since he was a young boy. His most famous performance was against a perfect Barcelona side who boasted Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa and the special Lionel Messi.
5 years later and where is Jack Wilshere now? From being a kid with unlimited potential, he is now off on loan to Bournemouth due to not receiving playing time with Arsenal. He has been injury plagued his whole senior career and with the likes of Ozil, Cazorla, Xhaka, Coquelin, Elneny and Rambo, Jack will struggle to cement his own position in this team.
Even bettors won’t place their money on Jack completing a full season, despite the odds which looks enticing. That goes a long way to show the pace at which our midfield favourite has deteriorated. We now favour the likes of Elneny and Ramsey in the central midfield.
The issue with Jack is that he doesn’t have a set position at the moment. He has been played all over the midfield from DM, CAM, box to box and even on the right of midfield. How is meant to get into our DM position team when he’s no better than Xhaka or Coquelin.
The deep lying playmaker position is Cazorla’s. His two footedness and vision in the position makes him one of the best on the planet. Now this may sound bias but Cazorla is nothing short of world class and until Jack hits this level, he cannot have this position. To be even blunter…he doesn’t deserve this position.
Our CAM is filled with no other than MO. And Jack’s pace (not that he is slow) cannot match Walcott or the Ox on our wings.
So is Bournemouth a good idea? I for one fully believe he will be a success there he will have a great season if he stays fit.
Wilshere is one of the most technical gifted players for England. He was awarded 6 out of 7 man of the match performances prior to Euro 16. He also played two of the best games of his life against a Bayern Munich XI and Barcelona XI. He won 2 Goal of the Season awards for two consecutive seasons; a feat no one has ever accomplished. Now this may be a bit out of context as Arsenal fans do run Twitter, but his goal against Norwich was out of this world and the one against WBA was a fantastic strike.
Jack Wilshere has the ability. He has pace, power, vision, passing, dribbling, great shot and great calmness on the ball. However, it is still raw ability and he needs game time, week in, week out for a whole season to show everyone what he can really do. I am extremely happy that Jack is going out on loan as he will come back a complete player next season. Remember, he is only 24…
Form is temporary, class is permanent…and people who have watched Wilshere from a young age know he is a class footballer.