The last few weeks have seen a dramatic upturn in form for Arsenal and they are now looking like a different team. Arsene Wenger’s men saw a win over Swansea at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday instil some hope that they will remain competitive for a prolonged period this season.
The win over the Swans also displayed that Wenger’s men are developing the backbone that they have supposedly been missing for so many years. Sam Clucas struck the opener in the first-half, but the Gunners regrouped in the second-half with goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey earning the hosts all three points.
It seems as though Arsenal are a side that are shaking off their tag of being spineless then. One player that is struggling to shake his own tag off is Jack Wilshere.
The midfielder has been one of the most injury-prone players over the last few seasons and he has been unable to nail down a place in the side.
This seemed to be the reason why he has been unable to transition back into the team for Premier League games, but Arsene Wenger has revealed otherwise.
The Metro reported that Wenger said: “In my head, he’s more a little bit higher up [the field]. I see him more a player who can affect the game in the final third than a player who is a box-to-box player”.
“He’s a little bit in conflict in this position with Ozil and Sanchez. I believe he can as well play in midfield in a 4-2-3-1, he can play midfield in a 4-3-3. In the system we play, I see him a bit more advanced”.
It seems then that the mercurial talents of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are the reason why he has struggled to break into the first team this season, meaning he may be one of the very few people that would like to see the two leave when their contracts expire this summer.