This really is a totally dead week for news. I’m having to craft stories about Jack Wilshere bantering with Chezzer on Instagram.
SO MUCH BANTER.
It’s a bit weird that Jack seems to be quite open about not being very good. Only recently he was asking if he could go to Tyrone Mings soccer school in a bid to get a game.
I get it, it’s jokes, but you worry about the self-fulfilling prophecy of telling everyone you’re shit and believing it.
Mind you, Wenger wasn’t exactly glowing with enthusiasm about his latest 90mins.
“I think you have to put this game into perspective as well, it does not exactly have the intensity of a Premier League game. But it’s important for him to build him up gradually.”
I mean, it only took ten years to realise that relying on his fitness isn’t smart. But there will be openings coming up. When asked about the next few games, Wenger said this:
“I don’t know. I’ll go game by game.
“We play next week three games – Monday, Thursday, Sunday – before the international break so I will have to make decisions to balance the team, to see who I play and where.”
Wenger is talking openly about rotation, probably because he knows his only chance at the league is to use the second string in all the other competitions. He should always be smarter about rotation, because I’d argue that his lack of smarts here has cost us trophies and progress over the last ten years.
Still, would be lovely to see Jack resurrect his career. He was a top talent back in the day. Just needs to find the right sort of motivation.
Right, that’s me done. Have a great weekend!
UPDATE: Jack responded… some Zinger Tower burger kick back there!