Jack Wilshere

Arsenal and the problem with Jack Wilshere

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When England are eliminated from international tournaments, typically a flurry of articles are published that predict what the national side’s line-up will look like by the time the next competition rolls round.  It’s a cathartic process; it draws a line under whatever humiliation has just taken place and it creates a sense of optimism for(…)

Questioning Jack Wilshere’s World Cup squad place 2

With the good form of Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Adam Lallana, Jack Wilshere’s World Cup starting place has been under threat for some time. With the news now, though, that he will not be fit for another ‘two or three weeks’ there has to be some doubt over the wisdom of taking(…)

Pre-empting any potential Daniel Agger backlash 1

Maybe I’m being over-cautious, but given the recent history of fan behaviour towards foreign players who injure English internationals in World Cup year, it’s worth writing a couple of lines about Daniel Agger. Before it was revealed that Jack Wilshere actually sustained a hairline fracture in his foot, there was little animosity towards Liverpool’s Danish(…)

Jack Wilshere losing his grip on an England starting spot 0

If you were trying to make a case for Jack Wilshere starting against Italy in Manaus, what would you say? What would you certain your argument around? That Wilshere is talented is not really up for debate, but his ability to use his attributes certainly is - especially in an England shirt. None of Roy(…)

Time for Jack Wilshere to show what he’s really worth to Arsenal 0

‘That’ Barcelona game is a long time ago now, and Jack Wilshere’s career is in need of a strong performance against elite opposition to show that he’s really worth all the fuss. Wilshere is a superb technical footballer, of that there’s no doubt, but he is still a player who struggles to force himself upon(…)

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal performance against Villa: Graphics

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal performance against Villa: Graphics 0

None of the Arsenal players were really spectacular last night, but Jack Wilshere had a good game and scored a really well-taken goal. A minor sub-plot to Arsenal’s season seems to be Wilshere’s ability to fill-in in various midfield positions and still be a positive influence - here are some graphics (via Squawka) from his(…)

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal performance in Europe: Stats and graphics

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal performance in Europe: Stats and graphics 0

That, Jack Wilshere, is the kind of performance that your talent should allow you to give on a more regular basis - excellent. Here, via Squawka.com, are some graphics from Wilshere’s match-winning contribution against Marseille in the Champions League tonight. - Played 75 minutes. - Had 63 touches of the ball. - Had 3 shots,(…)

Jack Wilshere’s performance for Arsenal yesterday: Stats and graphics

Jack Wilshere’s performance for Arsenal yesterday: Stats and graphics 0

A wonderful goal and a very decent all-round performance, and a very timely one for Jack Wilshere given that Arsene Wenger’s midfield options seems to increase by the week now. Here are his stats from the Emirates: - Played all 90 minutes. - Had 68 touches of the ball. - Had 2 shots, 1 which(…)

Questioning Jack Wilshere’s place in the Arsenal side

Questioning Jack Wilshere’s place in the Arsenal side 0

Jack Wilshere isn’t playing well this season. If he was a foreign player, the press would have already pointed that out, but because he’s the bright young thing of English football, they’ve allowed it to slide. Arsenal have started the season really well, as the league table clearly demonstrates, but as and when Arsene Wenger(…)

Jack Wilshere puts himself in between Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal negativity

Jack Wilshere puts himself in between Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal negativity 0

This is a brave move from Jack Wilshere, and actually a highly-commendable one - here he is discussing what might happen should Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal: “I want to win things with Arsenal and I want to be there in the future, but if the boss leaves then things could change. Arsenal are always in(…)

Discounting reports of Jack Wilshere leaving Arsenal

Discounting reports of Jack Wilshere leaving Arsenal 0

The Metro - yes, I know - tried to get some attention on Sunday by printing a story about Jack Wilshere being of interest to new Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola. Supposedly, the midfielder is a ‘long-term transfer target’ for everyone’s favourite Spaniard. Presumably the response The Metro were going for was blind panic and(…)

Jack Wilshere, Kevin Mirallas, and some predictable childishness

Jack Wilshere, Kevin Mirallas, and some predictable childishness 2

If ever an incident summed-up the general level of maturity of most football players, then it was ‘Watergate’ last night at The Emirates. The FA have already decided to take no action against either Kevin Mirallas or Jack Wilshere - understandably so, because their rulebook probably doesn’t have the terminology for such embarrassingly petty offences.(…)

Jack Wilshere, and why The Mail wants him to leave Arsenal now 1

Ah, Adrian Durham. Enemy of reason, attention-seeker, radio-faced little berk. For those who don’t read his column - really don’t start if that refers to you - Durham’s brand of journalism relies on making-up opinions for the sake of notoriety. I know I shouldn’t fall into the trap of reporting or commenting on what he(…)

Jack Wilshere as Arsenal captain? Give him a break 0

Stan Collymore took a break from his wholesome private life to write an article in The Mirror this morning, which urged Arsene Wenger to make Jack Wilshere Arsenal’s captain. In ‘Why making Jack Wilshere skipper will show Arsenal mean business next season’, Collymore reasons that giving the armband to the young midfielder ‘could be Wenger’s(…)

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