World Cup spot to help Wilshere shine for Arsenal?

It may be a little too early for the Arsenal midfielder to be thinking about a place at the World Cup in Russia next summer, as he is currently out of the England national team set-up and before he gets back in there is the small matter of getting his place in the Arsenal side once again, but I am sure that Jack Wilshere will have thought about it as England booked their place for next summer.

The three lions may have qualified for the football showpiece spectacular next summer with a game to spare and remaining unbeaten, so far anyway, but they have hardly been convincing. At times they have not even been much good and you could say that of last night’s match at home to Slovenia.

Another injury time winner from Harry Kane gave England the win but for most of the game they were crying out for the sort of creativity that we all know our Jack can produce. Surely a fit and in form Wilshere would walk back into the squad if not the England starting line-up and he probably knows it.

The trick is to prove that fitness and form and his eagerness to do so and be at the World Cup should only help his focus and desire at club level. We don’t want him thinking about it too much but with a place in Russia at the back of his mind, do you think Wilshere will really start to shine for Arsenal?



  1. I am sure Wilshere would try hard to regain his spot in England. The problem is the other English central midfielders are already ahead of him in terms of skills and experience.

    If Ozil or Sanchez is out in January, Wilshere could have more chances to start. I hope he doesn’t get injured again this time.

    1. Whatever you think of wilshire the idea that the likes if Henderson dier and ox are higher up the football skills ladder is just silly

      1. Dier is a solid tall defensive player (defender). Henderson has good positional play and rarely plays a lapse pass, his game is tight. Oxlade and Wilshere can rival each other for the title of dribble king.

        1. Indeed, VERY silly! The obvious and glaring lack of midfield creativity in Englands dire or Dier (same thing actually) midfield with the limited and overrated Henderson,who has been, hilariously, compared by Koppites to Gerrard, is deeply depressing for us English fans. Without the suspended Alli, who is hugely talented, but surely more of a forward than a true midfielder, a reliably fit Wilshere would be the first pick and anchorman in any midfield creativity England create. Come on Jack; your country, not to mention club too, needs you. Oh, how they BOTH need you!

  2. We did great business selling OX for £40 mils.

    But let’s not forget Wenger tried everything to keep him, even offered him 180k a week. Can you imagine OX strolling around 180k a week? At least Walcott scores every now and then, but OX just doesn’t do ANYTHING.

    1. Great call! The near catastrophe of another overpaid player (in Ox) like Walcott, hanging uselessly around our club for years and draining us of cash for nowt in return was a car crash very narrowly missed. Great call by Ox too, since he can NOW, at last, really help us by ruining one of our rivals, in Liverpool.

  3. Jack Wilkshire is injury prone
    and the club should
    “Chamberlain” him i.e.
    off load him for 30 mill
    before he drops dead on us a total loss.
    Sounds like a good plan to me.

  4. I’d like if Jack played the ball out wide quicker and tried incisive passes more rather than almost always playing an extra one two. Even if we start losing the ball he has to get better when he’s 20 to 25 yards out. Alexis loses the ball allot, all players who try to split the defence lose the ball allot. But Jack seems to mostly want the ball to come back to him, most passes are played in a way for himself to retrieve it again. Now and again there were some nice technical goals scored the way he likes to play, but it’s not easy nor often. He’d take less knocks too if he was passing the moment he gets a chance to look up, or if he knew a teammates run before even seeing it. His game is a little over complicated for my liking, but with some training and some desire I think he could be a very useful player. I’d probably blame the coaching he got at Arsenal.

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