Following the recent controversy over the personal life of Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere, I will be looking at where his future lies at both club and international level.
His club team haven’t been doing too badly so far this season, currently sitting in third place on level points with Manchester City but with a game in hand.
The north London team have also booked their place in a second consecutive FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley following a 2-1 win against Reading.
Arsenal’s team, as always, it seems, has been injury-stricken throughout this season, forcing Arsene Wenger to rotate his team, probably more than he would have liked.
The revelation of Francis Coquelin has given the Gunners that much needed strength and body in midfield.
Out of the team
Wilshere looked set to adopt this role before another serious ankle injury hit. He had been playing a deeper role for England and thrived on each occasion.
The attacking options that Arsenal offer are endless and I personally don’t think Wilshere will be pushing the likes of Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil out of the starting XI anytime soon.
Even if he was completely injury-free and on the form of his life, he would still struggle to reinstate himself in the team.
It begs the question, where does Wilshere fit in with the current Arsenal squad?
My answer would be that he doesn’t.
He is a perfectly good player who would slot straight into at least 15 of the 20 Premier League teams, but his injury record and issues of the pitch have dented his chances at Arsenal, for the moment at least.
As for the England set-up, the Three Lions seem to have found a fairly decent replacement for the Gunner in the form of last weekend’s FA Cup hero Fabian Delph.
Only time will tell with Wilshere if he will make it as one of the greats as he has been touted to be.