Jack Wilshere has been getting a lot of flak recently from everyone and for good reason. It is obvious he had stagnated and needed a shot of confidence. Against Besiktas in the Champions League return leg, Wilshere gave us a glimpse of what he is capable of doing. He run the midfield and was the driving force behind all our attacks.
In terms of natural ability, Jack Wilshere is miles ahead of Aaron Ramsey. He has short bursts that take him past opponents with ease and links up very well with his teammates especially around the box. However he still has a lot to learn. He overplays his passes, does not shoot often enough even when presented with a chance and for that reason, does not score often enough. Goals will definitely become part of his game as his confidence grows. It did not happen overnight for Aaron Ramsey.
Aaron Ramsey has come a long way from being a scapegoat when he was not playing well…and this was only about two years ago, to Arsenal’s talisman. There is no way an Arsenal fan will mention an Arsenal team without including Ramsey. He is the difference in games and scores important goals which is why I know I will get vilified for criticizing him.
Aaron Ramsey does not just score goals; he has sharp turns reminiscent of Tomas Rosicky and does link up well with his teammates like Wilshere but unlike Wilshere, he has a propensity to get overran in midfield, rushes his passes, and can be a bit frustrating to watch. My problem with Ramsey is he goes missing for a period during a game only to pop up at the end with a game. This is a problem because Arsenal is known for dominating midfield and requires a midfielder to drive the rest of the team. Still, so long as Ramsey keeps scoring goals, no one will notice his flaws.