Wilshere: There’s more to come from me

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Jack Wilshere says Arsenal knew West Ham United would try and frustrate them by sitting back and admits the Gunners should have been brighter in the final third as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Here’s what the midfielder, making his first Premier League start of the season, had to say about the game and his own performance when he faced the BT Sport cameras.

On the performance and result…

“Yeah, we knew it would be tough. We felt we were in control, apart from that [Hernandez effort] which probably came from our mistake at the back at the end. Apart from that, we were in control for the whole of the game.

“It’s a difficult place to come, especially when they sit behind the ball and make it difficult for you to break down. We knew that’s what they wanted to do, we saw their game against Chelsea, we knew that’s what they wanted to do. We felt we dealt with it well, we could have been a little bit brighter in the final third and created a few more opportunities. But, overall, we’re disappointed.

On his first Premier League start of the season and first for Arsenal in 18 months…

First Premier League start for Arsenal, it’s not been that long since I’ve been at Bournemouth. I felt good, I’ve played a few games this year, not the Premier League but in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup. I’m fit and I was happy to get the opportunity tonight. I thought I done alright. There’s a little bit more to come but I’m happy with my performance.

On his second half chance to score…

Yeah, I haven’t watched it back. It happened really quick and it was obviously on my weaker right foot. I should hit the target but it sat up a little bit.

I should hit the target.

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my name is bob
my name is bob

One of the brighter players on the pitch tonight, although I think we may have missed Ramsey’s penetrating runs.
Keep improving Jack, I’d like to see you and Ramsey together eventually!

caligunner
caligunner

Not in DM together? lol

Maybe Ramsey on the Wing coming in. Would have been much better then what Iwobi drifting central and getting in the way of Ozil and Wilshere

nimble foot
nimble foot

Ramsey would drift in still. We’ve seen that movie before. It’s not about Iwobi let’s allow the youngster some breathing room to grow

IceBerg10
IceBerg10

Our man of the Match today and controlled the tempo of the game better than Ramsey could have…having said that Ramsey has been very good the last few weeks, but with a few more games under his belt, I honestly believe you’ll see the gap in class between the two players…in Wilshere’s favour

Dr Zebra
Dr Zebra

Wilshere was great all things considered. He made some fantastic tackles and his first touch was beautiful to watch.

It felt like at times the midfielders got in each other’s way, maybe too many left feet! Haha but hope Jack recovers well and gets another chance soon

caligunner
caligunner

I agree it seemed like ARsenal players not giving each other space out there. I hate to keep pointing to Iwobi but he kept drifting centrally and getting in the way.

Sean
Sean

Santi’s closest successor

Kafkush
Kafkush

With a weaker foot, so weak he calls it out himself as a legit reason. You’re having a laugh

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

If Wenger would buy an actual Mobile powerful quick Dm he could play Wilshere and Ramsey together.

locksley444
locksley444

Has anyone watched Wilfred Ndidi from Leicester? Seems like a great prospect

Stillmatic
Stillmatic

AMN is actually a DM.

Trez
Trez

He was good today. We played a 4-3-2-1 and this should be the way forward with Ramsey coming in for Iwobi and Lacazette for Giroud.
Niles was great today and will be pushing Hector hard for a place

Pete
Pete

Do Arsenal fans really have any idea what’s coming down the road? If Sanchez and Ozil don’t leave in January, they will almost certainly sign pre-contracts with other clubs and therefore have no allegiance to Arsenal going forward .

Without them, this squad is nothing. NOTHING. I’m talking relegation quality, because it’s bad enough WITH it’s two best players – take them out and Arsenal are beyond mediocre and would not have the guts, the character or the ability to fight it’s way out of a paper bag.

What players is this club going to attract to replace them? For me, we’re not just seeing the obvious end of the Wenger era, but his horrendous mismanagement has steered the club into a situation it is going to be extremely difficult to get out of for any new manager that comes in.

Maybe that’s Wenger’s plan. He’s that narcissistic and won’t want anyone coming in and turning the ship around. I can’t accept that the board have been so stupid to allow Wenger one last throw of the dice at the expense of chucking £100m worth of talent down the shitter. This is insanity. Unfortunately, predictable insanity.

TomAFC
TomAFC

Pre-contracts only exist in countries like germany, can you honestly name it ever happening in this country? Sky sports incorrectly spewing this nonsense only contributes to the confusion.

Goonerink
Goonerink

Kolasinac

Merteslacker
Merteslacker

Positive performance and optimism from Jackie boy, I like it. If only he didn’t miscue his shot, the music would have been very different.

Side note – fans can criticize Wenger for his team selection. And for the numb feeling you get when you see Welbeck coming in instead of Lacazette

But you have to give the old man a bit of credit for moving to a back 4 formation…jury is still out but let’s see how the players react in the next couple of games

ronaldo
ronaldo

weve always known that jack, arsenals man of the match in our last two games