I know that the Arsenal and England midfield star Jack Wilshere is not exactly flavour of the month with some Gooners, after another season hit by injury problems has seen the 23/year old manage just nine Premier League appearances so far.
Many have lost patience with the Arsenal academy product who looked like he would be a real superstar for the Gunners when he broke through as a dynamic and excitingly talented teenager. The high point of his early Arsenal career was probably that awesome display against Barcelona back in 2011 but you cannot hide from the fact that Wilshere’s career has not progressed as any of us hoped.
So the Arsenal transfer rumours currently doing the rounds about him being a summer transfer target for our Premier League rivals Manchester City, who are planning a big clear-out which is said to include former Gunner Samir Nasri, have not got the Arsenal fans up in arms. It seems to me that many of us are ready to let Jack leave but I think this would be a big mistake.
His injury this season was caused by a bad tackle, not from any inherent weakness in his ankle and before that he was enjoying his best run of form for years. Have we forgotten so soon how long it took Aaron Ramsey to find top gear again after his own injury? Wilshere is on a long term contract so we do not need to sell him and should give him at least another year to see if he can stay injury free and recapture the old magic. If he can then Arsenal would have a brilliant player on our hands and one who can do things that very few can.
And I thought that the days of helping BPL rivals out were well and truly over. City have made their bed so let them lie in it. Nasri and their owners deserve each other! I will be furious if Arsene Wenger let’s Wilshere join them this summer, even if we get a big transfer fee for him. What about you guys?