While he sits at home resting his recently operated upon ankle and looking after the newest addition to the Arsenal youth team, Jack Wilshere has given Arsenal fans something of a boost by saying he’s happy at the club and that his focus is making sure he wins things with us.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said, “No disrespect to Manchester City but Arsenal is the perfect home for me right now. I really am happy at Arsenal at the minute. Obviously, I want to win things and I want to do it with Arsenal.
“Some players have got their price but, to be honest, that’s not the way I look at the game. All I think about is playing at the highest level and in the top competitions so I can measure myself against the best in the world”.
And although he believes Arsenal get a harder time in the press than other clubs, he says it’s down to the players and the manager to put things right – and he’s also backed under-fire boss Arsene Wenger.
“We do get a harder time from the critics than most teams but we haven’t won anything for six years and that’s not good enough for Arsenal. It is harsh, though, especially on the boss.
“He has been there for 15 years and been great for Arsenal. The criticism Arsene gets is just a joke. We started a bit slowly but we still feel we can finish in the top four.”
Despite the fairly rotten start to the season, Arsenal are only four points off their total after this many games of last season, when we finished in fourth with a 6 point gap over the wanky Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s grim right now but all is not lost.