Although Arsenal had little chance of beating Chelsea after the first 23 minutes when we were a goal down plus a man down, the team did try hard to break through and get an equalizer. But the deficencies in midfield were clear for all to see.
I am not sure if this rumour is even believable considering that Jack Wilshere has hardly played for Arsenal in the last two seasons, but knowing Arsene Wenger’s fetish for keeping all his English players in the squad it wouldn’t really surprise me…
The Arsenal injury situation has been the subject of much discussion in recent years and just yesterday the Gunners were left counting the cost as we badly missed the attacking ability of key players like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla.
There seems to be an ever-growing feeling that Barcelona have made the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey their main target for the coming summer, and the rumours are becoming more and more persistent in the last few weeks.
Arsenal fans will have to wait until Sunday to see whether or not our star striker Alexis Sanchez will be fit and ready to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, where we have got a pretty poor recent record and could really do with the Chilean dynamo’s energy and fighting qualities.