Wilshere can play on the right for us by KJ
After the impressive performance against Villa on Saturday, there has been a lot of questions over Wilshere’s role in the team. We managed to play good football on Saturday and after Mesut scored, we had the confidence to play incisively as well as being calm enough to see out the second half.
Wenger has notoriously changed our formation this season into a 4-1-4-1 which seems to have been formed for two reasons: firstly, it will somehow better prepare us for the bigger games away from home and secondly, it allows us to play Wilshere in central midfield. The problems however have been obvious with Özil being forced out wide and with Ramsey playing too far up thus isolating Arteta.
With the success on the weekend with the return to the 4-2-3-1, it seems that Wilshere might be out of luck again and may not play in the centre as much as he hoped. For me, that’s not a huge problem as I think he can be an exceptional midfielder out wide.
He had pheneomenal performances on the right last season against the likes of Marseille and Cardiff. He was able to dribble into the box easily enough and could move across goal because he could move the ball onto his left fairly easy by playing on the right. That’s also why Özil prefers the right if he’s to be played on the wing. Attacking midfielders out wide are known for preferring the flank where they can cut in as that makes them extremely effective.
Wilshere has had a good start to the season and I think he can continue that in a 4-2-3-1 by playing in a wide position so we don’t have to ruin the whole team’s chemistry.