The Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere has been talking about how sorry he is for his club team mate Mesut Ozil after the German playmaker picked up a knee problem and could be out for up to three months. And with news of Tomas Rosicky also having an injury, it leaves young Wilshere as one of the few players in the squad who could cover for Ozil.
Perhaps that is why he also talks about his different playing positions for club and country in a Daily Mirror report. Because of the different playing sylrs and formations used by Arsenal and England, Jack feels that his new deep lying role at international level would not suit him for the Gunners.
The 22-year old said, “It’s tough to take but it is part and parcel of football. I have had my fair few injuries. It is not a curse it happens and you just have to deal with it.
“It will be hard for him (Ozil) because he likes football, he has never really had an injury before. He had a slight one last season.
“I am not even sure how long it is, I’ve not been back to the club. It will be difficult for him. But he is naturally quite a fit lad so he will be alright.
“I think Danny Welbeck is alright. It was more of a tactical change when he came off.
“Ozil was playing on the left a bit so it probably won’t change much in the centre. Chambo will get a chance. Theo is coming back as well. Now it might give Theo or Chambo a chance.
“With Arsenal we don’t play the diamond. It probably wouldn’t suit me as much.
“We play with one holding and two ahead with two wide men so it probably wouldn’t suit me as much, I probably can play that role but I enjoy playing a bit higher for Arsenal. For Arsenal, yeah; for England, no.”
Ans with Champions League and Premier League games coming thick and fast, I can think of another reason for Arsenal to play Wilshere in a more forward role, because he already has three BPL yellow cards so two more would mean a suspension and he is more likely to pick them up playing deeper.
Santi Cazorla is the obvious choice for the number 10 role, but Jack’s form and improved eye for a pass suggests to me that he could do it just as well. What do you think Gooners?