The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has finally made his first appearance for the Arsenal senior side this season and is likely to see more action in the home game against Norwich City today. His fitness if Arsene Wenger was to want to play Wilshere from the start either should not be a concern as the player completed a couple of full games for the under 21 side first and the medical team were very careful with his recovery process.
You will not find too many Arsenal fans with many good things to say about the performance of Nacho Monreal against West Ham, as the Spanish left back was all at sea and hopelessly out of place against the hat-trick hero of the Hammers. And even though Andy Carroll is a bit of a special case and Arsenal will not have to face him this weekend, is could be time for Arsene Wenger to drop Monreal to the bench and give Kieran Gibbs a chance.
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has not played even one competitive game this season after he was cruelly injured the day before the Gunners played Chelsea in the Community Shield, but he is now finally getting back to fitness and played an hour of an U21 match last night. Although he may be too late to have an effect on Arsenal’s title race, he is still keen to get ready to play in the Euros with England.
Jack Wilshere made his long-awaited return to action last night, starting for the Under-21’s side against Newcastle United.
The 24 year-old has been out of action since May of last year, and is eager to return to the first-team in order to try and seal a place on the plane for Roy Hodgson’s England squad.
It might sound wrong to say that the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere will make an early return to the Arsenal side, because when he suffered that training ground accident and broke his foot just before the start of the current campaign we did not expect him to be out of action for the whole season.
A few years back, there was much made of Arsenal’s “English Core” that was supposed to be the backbone of the England team for this generation, but due to mostly injuries they have rarely all featured together for Roy Hodgson’s side. In fact in the last international break before the Euro2016 actually starts, only Danny Welbeck started for the Three Lions against Germany, and Theo Walcott only got a run out with the second string side against Holland a few days later.
I must admit that I wanted Arsenal to keep our England international forward Theo Walcott the last two times that Arsenal transfer rumours were talking about his possible departure from the club. His contract was up for renewal on both of those occasions and a lot of Arsenal fans wanted Arsene Wenger to sell him and get another striker in, while I thought he just needed to be fit and get a run in the team to prove his doubters wrong.
England manager Roy Hodgson has told Theo Walcott that he needs to earn back his starting role for Arsenal if he wants to seal a place in his squad for the European Championships.
The 27 year-old has started only one league game since the last week in January, and with Danny Welbeck impressing since his return from injury, game time could be tough to come by.