Why I would choose Wilshere over Walcott! by AT
According to the latest team news, it seems as though Arsenal will be without both Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck for Monday night’s clash against Swansea as they are yet to resume training following minor knocks. Considering that the Gunners have very important games like Manchester United at Old Trafford and the FA Cup final against Aston Villa, it is very unlikely that Arsene Wenger will risk them. But looking at the fact that the British duo are the first and second-choice options for on right flank, I can’t help but wonder who will take that position against Swansea.
With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still injured, it seems as though Arsene Wenger has two options. The first one of course is to bring Theo Walcott into the side in place of Ramsey and play with an out-and-out winger on the right flank. The second option would be to bring Jack Wilshere in place of the Welshman and play him out wide on the left, moving Sanchez to the right. For those who aren’t aware, Jack has played on the left flank for Arsenal on numerous occasions and is pretty efficient out wide.
So who should Wenger pick to take Ramsey’s place in the side? If you’d ask me, I’d definitely go with Jack Wilshere starting this one on the left and moving Sanchez to the right. The justification for my choice is quite simple, the team will need wide players who will track back against Swansea as they have very dynamic wing play, the biggest threat being Jefferson Montero, who skinned Callum Chambers on several occasions as the Welsh side won in the reverse fixture at the Liberty Stadium.
While Theo will definitely be more of an offensive threat, I really think we need defensive stability in this game and let’s face it, the England winger will not be particularly keen on tracking back and putting his foot in, something I’m sure Wilshere will not mind doing at all. Having said that, I really hope to see Jack starting against Swansea on Monday night. Perhaps Theo can come on in the last 15 minutes or so if the team needs a goal.