Wilshere and Walcott must start FA cup final by Sam P
Just as Arsenal seemed to be running out of steam at this key stage of the season, with a massive FA cup final against Aston Villa on the horizon to add sparkle to our season, the Gunners have hit form again with a thumping 4/1 win over West Brom.
And as if that was not enough to send the Emirates crowd home happy, the architects of this powerful performance were the two players that were seemingly out in the cold, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott. I doubt if there will be too many Arsenal fans suggesting that the two England internationals will be surplus to requirements now.
Jack looked like the player of old as he drifted past players, passed with pace and precision and seemed to see gaps and opportunities that no one else on the pitch could see. And he will be delighted to have scored a beauty as well because lack of goals has been one of the main accusations leveled at him.
Theo was as sharp as a tack, showing us once again that with the right runs and movement, his pace can be a hugely effective weapon. And he reminded us of what we learned a couple of seasons back as well, that he is now a very cool finisher.
It might seem harsh on whoever misses out at Wembley next weekend but after that performance today, how can Wenger leave the W boys out?