Jack Wilshere’s physical powers have been intensely tested in the last few weeks as Arsene Wenger has picked the 25 year-old for every single Arsenal game over the intense Xmas period, and he showed he was just as fit today as when he first played by being as impressive as usual and even scoring his first goal in the Premier League for two and a half years.
Wenger has been talking up Wilshere, especially as he is yet to sign a new contract with the Gunners, and the boss is also saying that Jack should bechosen by Gareth Southgate for England as well. Wenger said today after the game: “I think he is at the level now where not many people expected him to be. When was the last time he played for England? Exactly, against Iceland [at Euro 2016], he came on. Since he has not played for England and I would say that means that everybody had given up on him. Today, nobody would be surprised if he was selected again. So that means instances of us being criticised for that, I think first of all he deserves a great credit for remarkable strength and we do as well.”
We have to admit that we still wonder if he will get to the end of the season without having a serious injury, but if he doesn’t and carries on playing like this, do you think he should be a certainty to go to Russia with the England side in the summer?