Why Arsenal misfit should fear for his career with Gunners' great form

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere looks as if he is no longer needed by Arsenal.

The Gunners have lost just three games in 2015, and the in-form Premier League team have now won 14 out of 17 games this year.

All this has been done without one player in the squad, with Jack Wilshere on the sidelines whilst currently undergoing treatment for a long term injury.

Wilshere has divided opinions amongst Premier League fans for a number of years, especially since he has not developed in the way many thought he would. Considered one of the best young midfielders in the world, the now-23-year-old looks the same player as he was when he first broke onto the scene, and that has raised questions as to whether he should still be playing for the Gunners.

And judging by recent form and performance levels, the answer to that question should be no.

The 25-capped international has made nine Premier League appearances this term, scoring one goal and registering one assist. That is not a great record for a supposedly creative midfielder, but it is Arsenal’s poor results that really show up when he plays.

The Gunners won just two of the nine Premier League games in which Wilshere featured. A 2-1 opening day win against Crystal Palace - who had just lost their manager - and a 3-0 win over an Aston Villa side who have struggled all term.

Since being taken out of the team, due to his injury, Arsenal have found incredible form, and look to be pushing Chelsea close for the Premier League title.

He may have once been the most promising midfielder in England, but Wilshere has failed to progress and live up to that reputation. With the Gunners heavily impressing without the 23-year-old in their midfield, maybe it is time for Arsene Wenger to give up on the Wilshere project, and look to sell him in the summer transfer window.

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