After a pulsating 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night, Arsenal fans have demanded that Jack Wilshere immediately be handed the captain’s armband.
Wilshere opened the scoring against Antonio Conte’s men 63 minutes in and showed passion, commitment and leadership throughout.
The England international was seen commanding his team-mates and organising his defenders.
Many thought Wilshere’s Arsenal career was over when the 26 year-old sealed a loan move to Bournemouth last season. This fear appeared to be heading towards reality when he fractured his leg in April to rule him out of action for six months.
However, Wilshere has bounced back once more. After being limited to Europa League and domestic cup appearances, the playmaker is now enjoying his football in Arsene Wenger’s Premier League side.
He’s now played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s last four matches and, undoubtedly, been Wenger’s stand out player.
Gooners are now demanding the Englishman be made Gunners captain…
How Jack Wilshere is not Arsenal captain is just absurd to me. Injuries can’t even be an excuse cos our captains have all been injury prone since Van Persie days.
— Rob (@Robel_Simon) January 3, 2018
wilshere is arsenal's captain bmt I don't care who's wearing the armband
— Sarah (@HeySar4h) January 3, 2018
Make Wilshere the captain of Arsenal and build the team around him. RT if u agree.
— Bernard the Gooner (@bernard_gooner) January 4, 2018
Please instate Jack Wilshere as club captain, the man bleeds Arsenal and is what this team needs, day in day out.#Arsenal
— Uzair Khan (@uzairkhan_the) January 4, 2018
Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea. What a game this was! We played so well that I couldn't handle a loss. Thankfully Bellerin equalized with a beautiful goal. I guess a draw was a fair result. I've spoken enough about Wilshere. Just make him captain already!
— ArsenalArena (@ArsenalArena) January 3, 2018
Jack Wilshere, MY Captain.
Jack Wilshere has to be Arsenal and England captain! If he had fulfilled his back potential back in 2011? England would have had a STAR on their hands. Swear down!
— Timmy Robson (@WaveyTimz277) January 4, 2018