Jack Wilshere’s return from injury has been nothing short of magnificent. Standing out nearly everytime he is brought into the fray. After Arsenal’s most recent victory in the league away at Everton he has answered the final question, can he do it in the league? He has proved he can and he has earnt a place back in this Arsenal starting 11. So how would he fit in?
In the midfield pairing?
Currently these positions are taken by Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey was excellent against Everton and deserved his place and even though Xhaka has been poor he adds the height and strength to the midfield and without him it would be missing, furthermore a Ramsey-Wilshere partnership would be far too attack minded and leave us defensively weak.
Possibly, one formation Arsene Wenger could switch to is 3-5-2. This formation would stay with the back 3 which Arsene Wenger clearly prefers, Wilshere would come in for Özil and play in a three alongside Xhaka and Ramsey.
Another formation Wenger could turn to is 4-3-3. However, this formation may bring out more of Arsenal’s defensive weakness but would allow a midfield 3 of Xhaka-Ramsey-Wilshere with Mesut Özil playing as the right winger.
Potentially, he has played there before for England and was impressive. However, his height and strength could be deemed as too little to play in this role. I feel like Arsenal will be susceptible with him playing there, especially with a player such as Ramsey playing alongside him.
Overall, Jack Wilshere has earned his place back into the side and there is no doubt he should be in the starting 11. He is our most gifted midfielder besides Cazorla and we are a better side with him. Wenger now has a headache over selection as he must get the balance of the side right as well as playing our wealth of attacking players such as Wilshere, Ramsey, Özil, Sanchez, Lacazette and Xhaka all on the same pitch whilst remaining defensively sound. How would you bring Jack into the team?