It’s been reported today that Arsene Wenger fully intends on offering Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere a new deal this season, despite the player seeming out of favour at the club.
Wilshere made a last minute move down to the south coast with Premier League side Bournemouth on deadline day, after it became clear that his chances at Arsenal this season were going to be limited. Wilshere made the loan move to Bournemouth for a full season, despite supposedly having offers from a number of clubs across Europe. Wilshere has since made a big impact at Bournemouth, not just on the pitch, but off it too and clearly he’s working well on his fitness to shake off the persistent injury concerns he had at Arsenal. But he has now regained fitness and form and he will be greatly missed by his team-mates, so the better than even money on the home side to win by 2 goals or more looks like a banker bet to me. I’ll be going over to www.biggestfreebets.com to find the best bonuses to supplement my winnings.
But i digress! Back to Jack… There had been talk that Wilshere was feeling settled on the South Coast and that if there wasn’t a regular role for the midfielder to come back to at Arsenal, then he would have to consider his future. However with Wilshere being a Gooner through and through, I think he’d find it hard to turn away from the club he’s been at since a very young age.
In my opinion although the opportunity of starting at Arsenal looked bleak for Wilshere at the start of the season, I think had he of stayed, he would’ve got plenty of game time. Arsenal’s tough set of fixtures in recent weeks have showed some inconsistencies about the team and clearly some players are starting to feel tired. Although places in midfield are very competitive, I think when fit, Wilshere definitely gives our current midfielders a run for their money for a starting position.
Wilshere may not have been a nailed on starter, but he’d still got a number of games under his belt. The England international’s biggest problem however isn’t getting game time at Arsenal, it’s making sure he can keep himself fit. Fitness was a big point for Wilshere to prove to Arsenal and Arsene Wenger before it was considered if he’d have a future at Arsenal. He’s doing that now at Bournemouth and so I think most will be happy to hear that Wenger plans on bringing him back to Arsenal at the end of his loan.
Wilshere won’t be playing against the Gunners this weekend, as terms of the loan contract do not allow the player to play against his parent club. It’s an important match for Arsenal to win so we can climb back up the table, but I’m pretty certain a lot of the focus of the game will be about Jack Wilshere.