The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere made it clear last week that he wanted to get back into the Premier League starting XI or he would seriously have to consider leaving the club in January, which would basically mean that he would have played his last game for the Gunners, as his contract runs out this summer.
But he said after the midweek game at Cologne that he was waiting for his “lucky break”. He told Arsenal.com: “You never know what can happen in football,”
“I remember when I first broke into the team, the only reason I was in the team was because Diaby and Fabregas were both injured and the boss put his faith in me. Sometimes you need that lucky break and then you can fight and keep your position.
“I feel good, and I felt that as the game went on [in Cologne] I got stronger, had a few opportunities, probably should have scored but I felt good with the ball at my feet. I feel fit enough and have said for a while that I am ready and waiting, I just need to be picked.
Strangely enough just four days later, Mesut Ozil has come down with a mysterious illness, and Jack was given a run out against Burnley on Sunday, and now it looks like he will be playing again on Wednesday in the home game against Huddersfield. He must have impressed Arsene Wenger as the boss said: “I feel he did alright when he came on because he had that little burst to be dangerous.
“I think he is focused, determined and that’s what we want from him. We play so many games that he is getting up and stronger in every game.”
So Jack finally gets his lucky break, and suddenly the chances of our new Mr Arsenal signing a new contract have improved dramatically, especially as nobody really expects Ozil to even be at the club next season…