Look Arsenal fans, before you start slating me for being anti-Wilshere, I am actually one of the writers on here that have been supportive of the young midfielder over the last year. And I have been really pleased to see the real Jack Wilshere start to appear on the pitch again recently.
I still think that Arsene Wenger should drop him from the starting line-up for the visit to face newly promoted Leicester City on Sunday. One reason is that the Gunners will have Aaron Ramsey back in the squad and his suspension for the Besiktas game means that the Welshman will be a bit fresher as well as carrying more of a goal threat.
The main reason, though, is to protect young Jack. The most important thing for the 22-year old this season is to stay injury-free and he has started every game so far this season. Now that is only five games and we should not expect him to break down after that, but why risk it? After all, Ozil, Cazorla or Rosicky cann all do the business for us in that number 10 role.
Leicester will be working hard and getting stuck in and Jack does have that tendency to invite challenges. Also, with his form being better, Wilshere is very likely to play in both of the England games during the international break and there is nothing that Wenger can do to influence Roy Hodgson on that. So I reckon it would be a good idea to give the lad a little rest before he joins up with England. Do you agree?