Something definitely changed in January that got Arsenal started on their magnificent winning run. Many Gooners put it down to the fact that we started getting all our injured players back, but what was the real reason?
Having a fully fit squad brings its own problems, like getting the ex-injured players back on the pitch (i.e. Theo Walcott) but according to Jack Wilshere it is not upsetting anybody and the team are really playing for each other.
Jack was asked by Arsenal.com if he thought that the team had improved since he went out injured in November, he replied: “Not just over the last season, I think it’s over the last few years that we have made progress,”
“We lost a lot of players from when I started in the first team, a lot of people said Arsenal would never come back but we didn’t listen to them.
“We kept going, added real quality, world-class players to the squad and the main thing here is the team ethic.
“You can see that we have a great atmosphere around, everyone wants to work for one another and we go into every game knowing we can create chances if we stay strong defensively.
“I remember when I got my first injury and it was the year when Cesc [Fabregas] left. We struggled that year at the start and it was tough to watch.
“It has been totally different this year – they have been playing great football and it has been a joy to watch.”
It is brilliant that the team is on a fantastic run, but the problem for Jack is that he will have to fight even harder to get any game time. Arsenal have soooo many talented midfielders that Jack will really have to show some special stuff in training for Wenger to find space for him in the team. Well, hopefully he will be fit and ready for the beginning of next season, when we need to start well and go on to remain unbeaten all season 🙂
Onwards and Upwards!