Jack Wilshere has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year in recognition of his performances since returning from injury at the end of October.
The England international, who won the award two years ago, has only made 28 appearances so far this season, but despite the comparative lack of playing time appears to have done enough inside six months to earn a vote of confidence from his fellow professionals.
If he’s to win Wilshere will have to beat (unfortunately not with a baseball bat) that chimp from down the road, Eden Hazard, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku and Danny Welbeck.
The 21-year-old’s tweeted reaction suggests he’s not taking the opposition seriously:
“Great to be selected for the PFA Young Player of the Year. In the mix with some world class players…#pfa #awards #spudmonkeyboy #chavmercenary #chavreject #unitedbenchwarmer #bentekewho”
Wilshere is the only Arsenal player to be nominated for either of this year’s PFA awards; the main gong being competed by a list of characters so disgusting that Arseblog News would rather eat it’s own fingers having dipped them meze style in a bowl of ricin spiced dog poo than type their names.
Speaking yesterday before the nominations Arsene Wenger outlined how much he doesn’t give a toss.
“All of them! I don’t know,” said the boss when asked who from his squad should be nominated.
“I am not too much interested in individual rewards in our sport because I think what is important is what the team achieves. I’ve never been too keen on individual awards.”