Wilshere comeback is perfect timing for Arsenal by Sam P
It is just typical of the injury situation at Arsenal that we appear to have lost two key players after the Leicester game and that they were both coming back from injury problems when the next one occurred. Fingers crossed but it does not seem to be too big a problem for Alexis Sanchez and that would be a real boost ofr the Gunners and the rest of our season.
Unlucky Aaron Ramsey however looks like he is facing another long spell on the sidelines after his third hamstring issue of the season. Arsene Wenger did not sound very confident at all and with Alex Oxlade’Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta already out, we are facing a problem.
Tomas Rosicky can definitely do a good job for us there but he is also injury prone and at his age cannot be expected to play every game and that is why I think the return from injury of Jack Wilshere is an absolute godsend. I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will slate me for this post but can I just remind you that Jack is actually a good player.
He may not be as good as we would have wanted at this point in his career and he may have done a few silly things in his spare time (something you would never expect from a young celebrity with loads of money). But if you look past the negatives you will find a talented and dynamic midfielder who has been very unlucky with injury problems but who is desperate to prove his critics wrong, just as he was doing before McNair smashed up his ankle in November.
And let´s be honest Gooners, Ramsey has not been the same player as he was last season so an in-form Wilshere could actually be an improvement, especially now he is going to have the beast that is Francis Coquelin to give him extra cover when he goes on his bursts into the danger zone. His goals and assist tally may not be stunning but Wilshere has the ability to make things happen and produce that moment of magic that can make the difference for us.
I could be wrong of course, and Jack might suffer his own injury recurrence before the end of the season, but with crucial games in the FA cup, Champions League and Premier League all to come, Wilshere might just end up being the man who saves the season for Arsenal.