Jack Wilshere has been out of the Arsenal side for nearly one and a half years, and has returned to find a completely new set of team-mates that Wenger has brought in over the last two summers. Although Jack admits that we have lost a few exceptional players he also has been extremely impressed with the quality of the new arrivals as well.
He said: “It is strange because last time I played was with Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Alex Song and Robin van Persie,”
“Now there’s the likes of Podolski, Giroud, Cazorla and Mikel Arteta.
“The boss has done excellently. He’s bought well. These players are proper footballers – they understand the game and they’ve been around.
“To play with someone like Santi Cazorla is so easy. He understands football, even little things like the pace of the pass he gives you, and his movement is outstanding.
“You look at someone like Lukas Podolski, he’s got over 100 caps for his country.
“They’re top players and it’s easy to come into a team where they understand football so well.”
It is certainly true that all these new players are talented and accomplished individuals and have been massive successes in the past, but perhaps Wilshere has inadvertently hit the nail on the head as to why Arsenal as a team are not performing so well right now? Arsenal are full of talented individuals but no longer play as a team?