Stats suggest Wilshere still has work to do at Arsenal

The Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has suggested that the first injury free pre-season he has managed for years is really paying off for him. The 21-year old also says that he is not the sort of player that will be straight back in form after an injury lay-off, and we know that he has had to endure plenty of those.

So Wilshere feels that he is now starting to find his best form again and prove that his critics in the media like Paul Scholes really were unfair to forget about all the football he has been forced to miss in the last few years. In an Arsenal.com report, Wilshere sounds pretty pleased with his performances so far for Arsenal, but I am not so sure he has quite hit his old heights just yet, so I did a little stats comparison on Squawka.com, looking at his numbers in various areas over the past three seasons.

With only six Premier League games under his belt this season, it is a bit early, but the stats are an average over 90 minutes and in some ways, this season’s figures support Wilshere’s claim. In successful dribbles, shots per game, accuracy of shooting and goals scored, Jack is up this season.

However, in most other areas such as; overall score, chances created, key passes, pass completion and duels won, his best figures are from 2012/13. So while Jack is definitely coming back into form, it looks like there is a still a fair way for the young Englishman to go. He is on the way and has plenty of time though, and if he stays fit it will not be long before we really do see the best of Jack Wilshere.

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