Boy am I browned off with football at the moment, England taking an early exit in the Euro’s has sucked any enthusiasm I had.
I knew we weren’t good enough and although I expected them to be knocked out early, they surprised me by winning their group but now its over and the reality has sunk in, my enthusiasm for the game is pretty low.
Having looked around the blogs, I have read that Jack Wilshere may not be fit to start the new season and someone has even suggested that he has had further surgery on his knee and had minor surgery on his ankle too!
Wilshire was out for all of last season and now his chances of starting the coming one is in doubt and I am now wondering why we are pussy footing around strengthening the midfield, after all we have attackers in abundance.
In other blogs I read that Wenger wants to keep Denilson!!
As John McEnroe once said: ” You cannot be serious”?
Denilson! I thought and hoped I had seen the last of him.
I’m struggling to understand why we are still persevering with the Denilsons of this world!
When he signed for us back in goodness knows when, he looked a good prospect but sadly we have now witnessed that he looks better on paper than he does on the pitch!
Many will say that Wenger may just be trying to get the best price for him and if the club that have had him on loan want to keep him, they will have to come up with asking price, but I ask you, it’s Denilson, just give him away, if need be, get him away from the club…
Getting back to Jack….
Many fans I know see Jack as a future great, he started his first season with us very well, a great prospect and was confident in his midfield role. He was strong in the tackle with his bulldog attitude and he also looked very comfortable and composed on the ball.
He certainly seems to have a natural footballing brain and he always appears to look as if he would run through walls if he needed to for his club.
I’ve had a long think about Jack and no doubt others will be of the same opinion that when he finally returns, he will just take up his regular position and carry on as nothing has happened..
Wouldn’t that be nice?
Reality is though, that a full season out of the game can change many youngsters and Jack has been through a few changes to his life.
Since he’s has been injured he has become a father, had a year of being on crutches and needing help to get around, back to walking normally and then back to being on crutches again, all which must affect the mental side of his comeback into the game.
He’s also had to suffer the setback of not being able to play country in the Euros and of course the upcoming Olympics. Both must have been a huge disappointment.
I’m not sure Jack will come back and be the player he was before he suffered an injury.
I’m an Arsenal fan and I don’t really care about Jack and his family, I don’t care about how the setbacks are going to affect his life either and I certainly don’t care if his heart is broken because he missed the Euro’s and the Olympics!
All I care about, and maybe I am selfish, is Arsenal and our up and coming new season and whether or not Jack Wilshere will be fit, ready and able to make his return and I doubt he will….
Much has happened since Jack last played and many changes have taken place since he last graced the field – Fabregas and Nasri have gone, both who were no doubt a big influence on the young man and maybe a few more could leave by the time he finally laces up his boots.
I am wondering if Jack should either be moved on or put out on loan for six months?
Find out if he still has it in him to fight for his place.
Personally I don’t want us to take a chance on him and I believe he should be loaned out, get him away from our medical bays and let him show that he has got what it takes to prove himself, if he wants to stay.
It’s my belief that we can do great things next season and that we have started to build the team – we have quality players in Podolski, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Campbell and Park – players Jack has not played/trained with and maybe more to come, will Jack be up to the challenge to compete for his place?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Written by Steve Palmer