Jack Wilshere: Wils-Here to Stay... Maybe

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by blaze_of_glory, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    I'd like to keep Jack as a utility guy but he's nowhere near good enough to be the center piece around whom we should build the team. I doubt he'll settle for a sidekick role so I guess better to start looking for a replacement. I'd prefer to keep Ramsey over Jack anyways if such choice had to be made
  2. <<reed>>


    looking forward to his next Instagram post
  3. MkhiMagic

    MkhiMagic Well-Known Member

    A rare breed as he's an english footballer who's actually technically good but he seems to lose the midfield battles 75% of the time (usually bullied of the ball) and offers very little end product. If it's between him and Ramsey, I'd start Ramsey every time.
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  4. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    Since the first week of Jan Wilshere has been consistently trash. If Elneny gave similar performances fans would have wanted him shipped off to a mid table club. He's living off that hot streak he had in Dec.
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  5. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    That was soooo last month.
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  6. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    He’s still beating players in the middle. If we had a functioning attack those quick plays that he’s able to play off from it might actually be of use. As it is the ball just gets recycled back to where ever his just come from.
  7. FinnGooner

    FinnGooner Well-Known Member

    But honestly is he elite in anything else than that? Besides, he often tries to beat players in the middle even at times when the better decision would be to pass the ball quickly. On top of that, he isn't at all efficient in the final third. He has the technique to provide brilliant passes, short and long, so when he does spot runs it looks like he's the man but I'm not convinced he has the footballing IQ to spot those runs and make those passes consistently. In fact, most of the time it's actually quite easy to anticipate what he'll try to do next. His decision making isn't consistently on a required level.
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  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Wilshere is the least of our problems at the minute, probably the only player on our team that still cares.
  9. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    the problem is that none of his teammates are rocking it up, either.
  10. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 Well-Known Member

    He plays with majority of the fan base beautifully.

    Reminds me of Mr. Dench (Frimpong), how fans used to adore his passion, love for the club etc. Got him an extended deal at the club.
  11. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Big game, big performance. Outstanding first half!
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  12. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    Odd, I thought his individual performance was a bit poor. Kept giving away possession.

    By the way, why's he not signed yet? He's set to be a free agent in the summer at this rate. This is alarming we can't lose Jack.
  13. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Was good today but Ramsey and Xhaka were slightly better.

    Hope he stays though, with him and ramsey and hopefully 1-2 midfield signings in the summer we’ll have great squad depth.
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    First half was impressive 2nd half was holding the ball too much dribbling for no reason.
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  15. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    People cut this guy a lot of slack. For because he is ridiculously talented I demand and expect more from him. I think he is not suited to the 10 role. He doesn’t have enough killer passes or goals for that matter. Today he didn’t even manage a single key pass. He only managed 33 attempted passes and that’s fewer than both Özil and mkhi who were nominal wingers. I know that dribbling uses up more energy than any task Maybe it tires him up. He needs to get on the ball more.
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  16. DanDare

    DanDare Not interesting enough for a custom title

    He’s too old now to change but shame he’s so one-footed

    He was ok today
  17. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member


    Looked a yard slower in the second half.
  18. ksarp

    ksarp Well-Known Member

    He's looking heavier and labored on the ball. Doesn't help that his football IQ doesn't match the hype. We need to move on to Reiss Nelson
  19. pacstud

    pacstud Well-Known Member

    Amazing how some can see this as anything than an "average at best" performance.

    I thought our weakest link today.
  20. <<reed>>


    I'd rather play Elneny

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