Wilshere's Injury Means Aaron Ramsey Set To Score Again
Jack Wilshere's newest ankle injury means Arsenal fans can expect Aaron Ramsey to start scoring again.
Ramsey and Wilshere's occupancy of the same spaces on the pitch, unfortunately, mean that neither will reach full potential while playing together.
Both fancy themselves as creative specialists, designated midfield generals who's mission is to get on the ball, set tempo, and combine for penetration and goal-scoring opportunities.
This leads to Arsenal being made vulnerable on the break as, despite Wilshere's newly expressed interest in a deeper Pirlo-esque role for the Gunners, Wilshere and Ramsey don't maintain defensive discipline very well - which leaves the flat-footed and leggy Mikel Arteta exposed time and time again. Arsenal need to face the music.
Ramsey and Wilshere are like-for-like and the Gunners are better served with only one of them on the pitch.
It's time for Arsene Wenger to start a back-four of Laurent Koscielny, Per Metersacker, Kieran Gibbs, and Calum Chambers.
Double holding-midfielders in Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Ramsey at the top of the triangle with Santi Cazorla on the left-flank, Alexis Sanchez on the right, and Danny Welbeck or Olivier Giroud up top.
In this shape, responsibility and ownership of the team shifts to the Welshman, one of the Club's current longest-serving players, and with Wilshere out of the picture, Rambo's sense of entitlement to lead the team to a string of victories is a bet that Gooners can double-down on...