Wilshere is no longer the main man at Arsenal…
Due to the outstanding form of Arsenal’s central midfielders, young English star Jack Wilshere will have to play from the left if he wants to be a first-team regular, reports the Mirror.
Arsenal currently sit at the top of the Premier League table, following five consecutive victories, but Wilshere has not starred unlike some of his less hyped teammates.
Mathieu Flamini, who arrived on a free transfer in the summer, has performed brilliantly in the anchorman role, and Aaron Ramsey has undeniably been the stand out player in English football so far this season. On top of this, £42m signing Mesut Ozil has shone in the playmaker position, and Mikel Arteta has successfully returned from injury.
Where at the beginning of the season Wilshere was widely regarded as Arsenal’s best player, French boss Arsene Wenger will now accommodate him on the left instead of giving him his preferred central role.
Wenger also gave the young England man a public telling off after Wilshere was pictured smoking outside a night club after the Champions League victory over Napoli midweek.
“He is getting his fitness back,” said Wenger, whose Arsenal side take on West Brom on Sunday.
“I think to play on the flanks helps him to find that back, because on the flanks you have to do a lot of that work.
“You ask every good football player where they want to play and he says to you, ‘In the centre.’ Nobody says, ‘I want to play wide.’ I’ve never heard that.
“But on the other hand, I had Nasri, Silva. They all play wide. Jack can play basically everywhere,” Wenger added.