Wilshere needs the backing of Arsenal fans by Sam P
I have seen plenty of comments from Arsenal fans who are not that happy with the news that our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is almost ready to return to the team after missing the last two months of the season. I just don’t get it.
Obviously the latest smoking controversy does not help but Arsene Wenger seems happy to play it down and back his player, so why can’t the fans do the same? It is the manager who sees the players and can judge them better than us after all.
Okay, young Wilshere’s progress has stalled somewhat in recent years but that can be largely attributed to all of his injury problems. And it is unfair to blame the player for being injury prone because if someone smashes into your ankle with their studs like the Man United defender Paddy McNair did to Wilshere back in November, you will get injured.
Let’s give the lad a chance eh? This latest injury must have been a real blow for Jack because he was beginning to prove his critics wrong, for club and country. The biggest of those recently had been Paul Scholes but the former Man United star had admitted that Jack was proving him wrong.
Wilshere could return for the FA cup clash with Middlesborough next week and then be available for the last 13 Premier League games and the Champions League. And he has yet to play alongside Coquelin and his new defensive midfield form.
When the season ends in around three months and Wilshere has failed to impress, have a go then. For now though, how about a little support from his own fans and how about remembering how we were all on Ramsey’s back until he proved us wrong last season…