We have been hearing this week from the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey on why he might not be ready to play for Arsenal at the start of the Premier League season. The reason for this is that Arsene Wenger would normally give his international players a month of before coming back.
Arsenal begin the EPL campaign against Liverpool on August 14th so the Welshman would have only had a week or two of training and he thinks that might not be enough. I am not so sure as how much fitness will he lose in a month? Plus he did have a break of over a month towards the end of last season with injury so perhaps Wenger might cut his summer break by a week or so.
However I do not think the Arsenal boss could do this with Mesut Ozil as the German was a constant throughout last season and so he will almost certainly miss the opening game, leaving us with a problem in that number 10 position. We do have one or two options such as Alex Iwobi or even Ramsey himself but my first thought is Jack Wilshere.
The England international hardly played last season and did not feature all that much at Euro 2016 and he is doing everything he can to be fully fit and ready to make an impact next season. Pre-season will tell us a lot about his form, of course, and Ozil will no doubt be straight back as soon as he is ready but can young Jack help the Gunners get off to a good start in the German’s place?