It was only an under 23 game that the Arsenal and England international star was involved in this week, but Jack Wilshere certainly shone as the Gunners won a seven goal thriller against Man City at the Emirates Stadium. That made it two wins from two for the young Gunners after they won their first game against Derby County and Wilshere started in central midfield in that game as well as he steps up his latest recovery from injury.
Gaining fitness is, of course, the most important thing for the injury plagued midfielder, but to stand any chance of getting his first team place back there has to be some real quality and class as well and I think we saw quite a bit last night.
Jack was getting stuck in, spraying the ball around with vision and precision, both long and short, and his old ability to burst past players and ride a tackle was back on show. With Arsene Wenger’s regular number 10 Mesut Ozil not showing anything like his best at the minute, Arsenal could really do with an option so is Wilshere starting to work his way into the manager’s plans again perhaps.
Even the fact that he got sent off may not harm his chances because he showed spirit and fight and was reacting to the latest of a string of bad tackles on him and the other young academy players involved and some fight would certainly give the Gunners something different to what the German playmaker offers.
What do you think Gooners?