When a teenage Jack Wilshire burst onto the scene in 2008 while making his Premier League debut against Blackburn at Ewood Park, many people saw him as future Arsenal captain and England captain.
But over the past few seasons he has been plagued with injury and been criticised for being pictured smoking. Since collecting the Premier League young player of the year award and being selected in the PFA team of the year in the 2010-11 season he hasn't shown the great performances that his potential promised.
There is no doubt that he is a fantastic player that has been praised by many including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Dani Alves and Marco Reus all extolling his virtues.
When Arsenal faced Barcelona in the Champions League at the Emirates, Wilshire stole the show by outplaying the likes of Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta in a famous 2-1 win.
But Arsenal now an have an array of choice for midfield options, they are almost spoilt for choice and Jack needs to show that he can consistently perform for the gunners this season.
In 86 appearances for Arsenal he has scored just four goals which by his standards is very low, he himself has said that he needs to add more goals to his game.
With Steven Gerrard confirming his international retirement, this season is crucial for the 22-year-old, he now has the opportunity to cement his place in the England team. Arsenal have added well in the transfer window and this can help Wilshire as the push for places will be tighter and now he has no choice but to use each game to prove what a player he is.