LM: Jack Wilshere will make the midfield mouth watering

| September 28, 2012 | 7 Comments

The Return of Jack Wilshere by LM

It has been a great couple of weeks for Arsenal and it is nice to feel the air of optimism that is currently surrounding the club. Of course with RVP leaving for United this summer, every football blog feared that this season could well and truly be the demise of Arsenal’s reign as a premier league title contender. But after beating Liverpool at Anfield, drawing at the Etihad against Manchester City and of course thrashing Coventry 6-1 last night, confidence is high and things really are starting to look positive at the Emirates.

The biggest football news for me was learning that Jack Wilshere has returned to training. It has been a nightmare 14 months for the young midfielder. When you love football as much as he clearly does and when you miss so many opportunities to play on the world stage for both club and country, there is no doubt that he would have found the last year to be the most difficult time of his life. The 14 months would have felt like an eternity, so the fact that he is back is great news for him and the club.

Training is one thing and of course he will have to be patient to build up his fitness and match sharpness, but I’m sure that fans and everyone at the club will be eagerly anticipating his return to the starting eleven. It will be a huge boost for the team who are already showing that they are gelling together. With Arteta, Carzola, Ramsey and Diaby all looking sharp in possession, we have a good mixture of creativity, experience and energy in midfield that will be the spine of the team.

Some of the football we played on Sunday at City was fantastic. With Carzola and Arteta orchestrating possession, the thought of Wilshere linking up with the two Spaniards with his vision, energy, and creativity is a mouth-watering prospect that I cannot wait to see. With those three in free flow, we will be playing the kind of football that we have been missing for a couple of seasons now. So Barcelona… watch out!

In all seriousness though, Wilshere will be chomping at the bit to get back to action as he will feel like he has to make up for lost time. This will only be a good thing for the team as I’m sure he will add to the intensity, quality and togetherness of the team in training and games. I hate to speak out too soon, but things really are looking brighter for Arsenal as we are making the latest football news for all the right reasons, so let’s embrace this feeling and pray to God that it lasts!

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  • miki

    jack wilshere is somebody i miss so much in arsenal’s midfield, i cant wait to see him playing ones again. wellcome back Mr. jack( the engine room) i love him

  • Nganga

    It’ll take some time for him to regain the form he had 2 seasons ago after the injury and missing the game for 14 months, loads of players take time to regain their form after injury and i hope he doesn’t need that much time but it is going to take some time so fans please be patient with him when he is’nt the same as he was two seasons ago(im looking at you boo boys) he’ll come back with a bang

  • D1

    I agree with Nganga, people really need to temper their expectations. The kid’s been out for a long time and hasn’t even taken the field yet. The mental hurdles will be just as great as the physical ones, if not more so. It could be January or longer before he’s back to full fitness as well as the bumps and knocks that will come. It seems that all of England is expecting him to carry Arsenal and England on his shoulders, be patient please.

  • vwc

    I hope we continue with 4132 its the formation that best suits the balance of our squad. in this formation we have 2 players for each position plus 1 spare for each bank. ie. 2 keepers plus fabianski, 8 defenders plus squillaci, 2 defensive mids, plus frimpong, 6 attacking mids plus arshavin and 4 forwards plys chamakh. obviously that does not include the reserves that have not quite cemented their place in the first team squad like martinez miquel yennaris eisfeld gnabry but those 5 are getting real close now.
    sagna mertesacker vermaelen gibbs
    wilshire diaby cazorla
    giroud podolski
    gervinho walcott
    rosicky ramsey chamberlain
    santos koscielny djourou jenkinson

    i personally think that 22 can lead us to glory add to that
    Bellerin squillaci miquel angha
    frimpong yennaris
    eisfeld arshavin gnabry

    and we have a squad capable of competing on 4 fronts. i wonder how many teams can boast a 3rd line up let alone one containing 4 internationals

  • Bouldy locks

    i still think arshavin can be of use to arsenal especially if played as a cam which wenger has finally accepted. This season wenger is making the right decisions he seems to be like the winning mr wenger of old he doesn’t look like he’s f**king about this year.

  • Aussie Jack

    Yes, Wilshere`s return is very much looked forward to and when he regains form the mid field of Carzola,Wilshere and Arteta is the `makeover` Arsenal fans have been waiting for. RVP may well regret leaving the Gunners.

  • Roland C Rozario

    The return of Jack in the middle I am certain will be mouth-watering to watch ….. in his play with with players in the persons of Arteta, Carzola, Diaby and Ramsey! …. even with Coquelin, Oxlade WOW!!