Jack Wilshere was always going to have a tough afternoon at White Hart Lane as his Bournemouth side took on Tottenham.
Considering Spurs’ ridiculous home record this season, Wilshere faced a formidable midfield battle against Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier – one that he was highly unlikely to win.
And Spurs fans don’t particularly like the 25-year-old.Not only is Wilshere an Arsenal player but he also led chants of ‘What do we think of Tottenham?’ during the Gunners’ FA Cup parade in 2015.
Not only is Wilshere an Arsenal player but he also led chants of ‘What do we think of Tottenham?’ during the Gunners’ FA Cup parade in 2015.
So he must have been expecting to be booed every time he went anywhere near the ball this afternoon. And that’s exactly what happened.
But Wilshere would have been hoping to silence White Hart Lane by putting in a decent display for Bournemouth.
That wasn’t quite the case as Eddie Howe’s team were brushed aside and lost 3-0. As for Wilshere, he struggled against Dembele and Dier, giving the ball away on countless occasions – including for Spurs’ second goal.
And Wilshere’s day was made even worse int the second-half. The midfielder is often mocked for his terrible injury record but, this season, he’s remained relatively injury free.
Therefore, it summed up his day when he limped down the tunnel with an injury after colliding with Harry Kane.
And if he hoped the home fans would applaud him off, he was very much mistaken.
White Hart Lane burst into chants of “Jack Wilshere, it’s happened again” to mock his injury record.
While we condemn mocking a footballer over an injury, Twitter certainly found the chant funny. Check out the reaction:
It was a bad day for Wilshere and Bournemouth but Spurs moved to within four points of Chelsea as they look to overhaul them in the title race.
Antonio Conte’s side travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Sunday knowing that if they drop points, the north London club will be breathing down their neck.