Wilshere can be Arsenal’s Captain Fantastic - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAs Arsenal slumped to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday, the one player who seemed intent on driving forward and leading his side was their youngest. Although still only 21, now is the time for Jack Wilshere to be given the Arsenal captaincy.
Since his return from the long-term injury, Wilshere has looked comfortably Arsenal’s best player in virtually every game he has played, combining a Spanish-like creativity with an English tenacity and spirit.
At times yesterday, he looked like the only player who truly cared about his side winning the game, and his ability to lead by example and inspire others around him almost earned Arsenal an unlikely point.
The likes of Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski have, considering their undoubted quality, gone missing over the winter months, while the lack of fight and passion shown by players like Abou Diaby, Gervinho and Andrei Arshavin is simply un...