Arsenal are involved in an intense period of games at the minute which began badly on Sunday with a demoralising defeat against Manchester City in the league. The Fa cup replay against Swansea at the Emirates tonight is possibly the most important game as it could keep us in the hunt to end the seven year trophy drought which is becoming like a monkey on our back.
Jack Wilshere could probably do with a rest after such a long time out of the game thrrough injury, but Wenger will not consider resting the 21-year old for a couple of reasons. The boss believes that he is not running out of steam just yeat and, more importantly, he is the player who can inspire the Gunners to victory more than any other.
“At the moment I don’t think he is overloaded because he has just come back recently, and you get the feeling that hre gets stronger.
“We have a good approach, taking the physical analysis and statistical analysis between what the player feels and what the medical department thinks and you have to come to a conclusion on that.
“At the moment all these three are positives so I don’t think, at the moment, I will rewst him immediately. But it will happen.
“He has a low centre of gravity. He uses it well and gets in front of people.”
Wenger has seen that Jack has got his `burst` back that allows him to beat players and makes him such a dangerous player. He must be allowed to use that to the full tonight, but without Arteta in the team he will need a player to sit back and protect the defence.
Ramsey had his best game for a while when he came on, but he is always looking to go forward. Wenger must play either Coquelin or Frimpong alongside Jack, to give him the freedom to do what he does best. Arsenal can score goals, we have got more than we did last season with van Persie in the side, but the defence is a weakness and they need help. Michu already has three in two games against us, so whoever plays with Wilshere tonight should be told to keep an eye on the Spaniard.
A good idea would be to not gift wrap any opportunities for him as we have in the last two games. If Arsenal can avoid any defensive blunders, then Jack can drive us on to a good win and into the next round of the cup.
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