Pre-season has once again reminded many that we have a plethora of midfield options to choose from which as led Jack Wilshere to reportedly seek assurances over his position in the team.
The 23-year-old told reporters after our win against Singapore that he will be speaking to Arsene Wenger about his role next season.
“I haven’t spoken to the boss [Wenger] about what plans he has for me — but I will do before the start of the season,” Wilshere was quoted as saying in The Independent.
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Despite the dilemma Wenger finds himself in, here are five reasons why Wilshere deserves a central berth.
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In the Premier League, the midfield position is often an area where you have to earn the right to play football, something we’ve lacked in recent years.
Constant trips to Stoke City have been met with trepidation which has been evident within the team and Wilshere is one who never shirks from a physical confrontation.
Getting involved in needless tackles has seen him suffer injuries in the past, but Wilshere seems to have matured and could channel his aggression to dominate the midfield.