The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere started the season as a second string player and was only playing in League Cup and Europa League games, until he proved his form and fitness and won back a place in the Gunners first XI. The England midfielder, who has also earned his first call up to the national side in two years, believes that the club had always made the Europa League a major target.
Arsenal coasted to a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night using a 4-3-3 formation to ensure qualification to the last eight of the competition, but will Wenger look to continue with that system?
So it would appear that a bidding war for Jack Wilshere’s services is about to begin in earnest as other club’s attempt to persuade the English international to leave Arsenal this summer. Arsene Wenger has repeatedly stated that there is a contract on the table for Jack to sign, and even offered him a pen, but it now looks unlikely that he will agree as he is guaranteed to get more wages elsewhere as well as a big signing on fee.
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Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a shock summer move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are currently on course for consecutive seasons outside the Premier League’s top four, and are firmly expected to continue to rebuild their squad this summer in order to end that sequence.
As Arsene Wenger said, Arsenal will need a miracle to get back into the Top Four this season after missing out last season as well. But in the Cups we have a completely different story as we have won three FA cups in just four seasons, we got to the League Cup Final this season, and now our current major target this year is the Europa League Final.
AC Milan hadn’t been beaten in Italy since before Christmas, but Arsenal despatched them in style by beating them comfortably in both legs of our Europa League tie. Now the Gunners are into the last eight and our next opponents are CSKA Moscow, so let’s look at just how difficult the tie is going to be….
There is no doubt that Danny Welbeck started the season well, scoring 3 goals in Arsenal’s first four games, but then Alexandre Lacazette was made our first-choice striker and Welbeck missed some game time through injury.