Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Jack Wilshere's performance

Jack Wilshere

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere started against Chelsea but was unable to influence proceedings as he would have liked.

Arsenal may have selected a handful of second choice players like Nicklas Bendtner and Lukasz Fabianski against Chelsea, but Arsene Wenger added a sprinkling of stardust into his team selection.

In fact a midfield of Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey would be one you would back to beat most teams, but they came unstuck against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side.

Jack Wilshere has in recent weeks, through off-field reasons, been at the centre of many a headline, with his place in Arsenal's starting line-up also less than assured despite scoring in two consecutive Premier League games for the first time.

With competition for places intense with Ramsey, Rosicky, Flamini, Cazorla, Arteta, and Ozil all fighting their corner, Arsene Wenger is having to rotate, although with Flamini out injured his decision is made slightly easier - despite the negative effect his absence has on the team.

Against Dortmund last week Wilshere completed just 65 per cent of his passes - albeit playing out of position out wide - before limping off with an ankle injury, and came off the bench for the win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Wilshere last night was back in the centre and substantially improved the accuracy of his passing from the Dortmund game, completing 89 per cent of his efforts.

He had one shot on goal which was off target, and created one goalscoring opportunity. He also completed more successful dribbles (3) than any other Arsenal player as he sought to try and drive forward and influence the game. Defensively he made two tackles, made two interceptions and made two clearances, clearly putting the work in for the Gunners.

With a crucial game upcoming in the Premier League at the weekend against Liverpool, we decided to take a look at how Arsenal fans reacted to his performance to see if there is confidence Wilshere should get the nod to start.

What do you think? Was Wilshere good or disappointing last night? Should he start vs Liverpool?

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