The Dele Alli - Jack Wilshere stat Tottenham fans will just love

Jack Wilshere Press Conference - 18/02/2014

The Tottenham Hotspur youngster compares rather well with his Arsenal counterpart after just half a season.

After Dele Alli's goal at Everton on Sunday afternoon, Tottenham fans were left delighted with the 19-year-old.

His fifth strike of the Premier League season more or less proved his eye for goal and there's no reason Alli can't get double figures - or at least near that landmark - this season.

And, after his goal, something else happened on Twitter. Indeed, many started making a comparison between Alli and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.

There are a number of different variations but the comparison boils down to this: Alli's five goals are almost as many as Wilshere's career total... seven.

Over the last five league seasons, meanwhile, the Tottenham midfielder has as many goals as the Gunners playmaker.

 2011-16 PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Dele Alli MF Tottenham 5 18 1,326
Jack Wilshere MF Arsenal 5 63 4,147

Now, there are obviously limitations to the comparison - as Arsenal fans will no doubt point out. Wilshere's injury problems have hampered him while he doesn't specialise in goals.

When the 24-year-old does hit the back of the net, they are also usually special strikes.

But there may be a serious debate to be had in light of Alli's goalscoring form for Spurs. If Wilshere is fit in the summer, why should he get into the England side over the likes of Alli?

The Tottenham man is simply on fire right now.

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