Jack Wilshere has continued to improve his fitness and form with Arsenal this season and has not had any setbacks to his latest injury free period, and he has impressed quite a few football pundits and Arsenal fans in the eight games he has played in so far this season.
The midfield star is still waiting patiently (or impatiently perhaps) for his first Premier League start and has, in fact, played less than half an hour of EPL football over just two appearances from the bench, but could his wait be about over as the Gunners prepare for the north London derby this weekend?
We will have to wait and see, of course, and some will say that a game of this importance against a direct title rival as well might not be the best time to put a player back in the first team. I reckon there are a few reasons why Wenger should at least consider it though.
Jack has been with the club since he was a little boy and knows more than most how much it means to beat the spuds, so he would certainly give his all, and that is not something we can be sure of with every Arsenal player in the squad.
I also feel that the 25-year old will have a massive point to prove after the latest snum from the England national team, many of whom are in this Tottenham side, so a good performance against the likes of Alli and Dier would surely send a message to Gareth Southgate.
And finally, Wilshere can make things happen on the pitch when he is on it that few others can and that sort of thing is exactly what we need to get the win we so badly need in this local derby. Would you start him?