Arsenal’s England Players on International Duty by KJ
England managed to win 2 – 0 against Switzerland today and there was a star performance by a certain Arsenal player. There was in total only two Arsenal players that started for England but it was an interesting game with a lot to say about each individual player.
He surprisingly played as a defensive midfielder today which was extremely odd. Hodgson opted for the 4-1-2-1-2 mimicking Liverpool’s formation in order to get the best out of Sterling. As a result, Wilshere had to play as a DM and didn’t seem comfortable at all. He had to work hard to find space as Switzerland had a man on him at all times and he just didn’t seem natural at playing the game from so deep. He tried to force the play a couple of times and lost the ball as a result. I don’t really understand why Roy Hodgson felt it was smart to play your best attacking midfielder as a DM.
Our new striker signing from Man Utd was the star man for England bagging both goals. It was a good defensive performance and when the chances came to him, he took them intelligently. One was a simple finish from a Sterling cross whilst the second goal required more technique as he finessed it past the Swiss keeper reminiscent of Henry in his prime. If he’s even half as good as the King, we’ll have a top striker on our hands.
All in all, it was a contrasting performance between our two England starters. But I must stress that Wilshere was limited by his position and would’ve been far better if he was further up the pitch where he can affect the game positively.
Danny Welbeck’s interview after the game…..