There aren't many things you can accuse Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere of lacking in his game. Maybe he could do with being a bit taller, he could definitely do with being a bit less susceptible to injury, and he could do with finding the back of the net more often.
In fact, scratch that last one.
Jack Wilshere has clearly been inspired by Aaron Ramsey's goalscoring form, so much so that he has scored 4 goals in his last 7 Gunners games. This statistic is all the more astonishing given that he scored just 5 goals in his previous 104 games in red and white.
Sensational goals against West Bromich Albion and Norwich City seemed to show that Wilshere was playing with a new found confidence and willingness to go for goal, and this was followed with a brace against Marseille on Tuesday night, with the first being a wonderful Arjen Robben-esque effort. The young midfielder broke down the right, before skilfully making the space to cut back on to his left foot and curl into the far corner from inside the box. It was a wonderful goal, and was followed by a tidy finish from a Mesut Ozil pass in the second half, and only sought to underline the attacking confidence Arsenal are playing with, while also indicating that Wilshere may be a realistic option in the wide attacking option he has been playing in recently. Theo Walcott may just be on the sidelines a while longer yet.
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