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Why Arsenal Must Drop Jack Wilshere and Reputation Should Count for Nothing

Emirates Stadium midfielder has been consistently inconsistent and should not be in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven.

Arsenal fans are once again calling for Arsene Wenger to bring an end to his Gunners reign after his side lost to Man United on the weekend and no doubt the club’s supporters, or at least a significant portion of them, believe that it’s only his past successes that have kept him in his post this long.

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Similarly it appears it’s only reputation that is leading to midfielder Jack Wilshere to remain a focal part of Wenger’s starting eleven.

The 22 year old is of course, on his day, a hugely talented footballer but it’s fairly clear to most that the England man hasn’t been at his best for quite some time.

Wilshere left the field of play against Man United after suffering an injury but arguably deserved to be subbed some time earlier having once again made zero impact on the field of play.

His 54 minute run out was punctuated with poor distribution, an attempted headbutting of Marouane Fellaini and a shocking miss from fully two yards out.

Whilst it’s true that Aaron Ramsey has also had a poor season the Welshman deserves a chance to prove himself after his stellar campaign in 2013/14, Wilshere has no such excuse.

Long gone are the driving runs from the centre of the park that helped provide the impetus for Arsenal attack’s and it’s now Wilshere’s sneering, habitually angered, displays that are par for the course.

If truth be told Wilshere has flattered to deceive for the best part of two seasons and his injury concerns have perhaps masked this fact but it’s time Wenger showed some character and dropped the youngster in the hope it would lead to an upturn in form.

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