Whether we like it or not there are major changes happening at Arsenal Football Club, quite a lot of it behind the scenes, but there is also big things going on with the team on the pitch. Arsene Wenger has been clearing out the ageing and unwanted misfits and obviously some players have been leaving of their own accord, so we can assume there is a rebuilding program on the agenda.
According to Martin Keown, Wilshere is the future of Arsenal. He said yesterday: “I thought Jack was coming back into the form we expected to see many years ago and I was really pleased to see him with the armband against Chelsea. I’ve said before that Arsene Wenger should build the team around Jack.
“He was taken off with an ankle issue at Stamford Bridge and where he got caught, it’s happened to me and it’s painful. Wenger may not want to take any risks and leave him out against Bournemouth this weekend. It could be sensible.
“It is a worry that he is getting fouled so much. Jack asks questions, he sometimes gets caught and draws tackles. For me, if he makes it in the Arsenal team, then he makes it in the England team. This is as well as I have seen him play in a collection of games ever in an Arsenal shirt.
“He’s been in the engine room, making good tackles, winning the ball, his repertoire of passing, assisting, getting on the scoresheet – he can be the driving force. I just hope his latest injury is nothing serious.”
Thankfully Jack has reassured us that he could even be back before this weekend’s game at Bournemouth, and if he can stay fit and strong, which seems to be the case so far, should Wenger build his new team around the Englishman and make him the permanent captain?