Is Gareth Southgate speaking total nonsense about Arsenal & Bournemouth star?

By Mark Peters IN General - 20:10 Nov 9th 2016

When Roy Hodgson took Jack Wilshere to Euro 2016 at the expense of Danny Drinkwater, it was not only Leicester fans who were up in arms about the decision.

One had played a pivotal role in securing the most unexpected title in Premier League history, whilst the other had played just 141 minutes of top-flight football.

JACK WILSHERE

The picture has changed somewhat since then, however, largely as a result of the Arsenal midfielder’s loan move to Bournemouth, but is Gareth Southgate right to talk about him in these glowing terms?

“There has never been any questioning his quality. I feel he is a player that can play at the highest level.”

To my mind, the Champions League is the highest level at which any player can hope to perform, but the 24-year-old has hardly been pulling up any trees in that particular competition:

Jack
Wilshere
versusDarren
Fletcher
MIDPOSITIONMID
24Y 10MAGE32Y 9M
5FT 7INHEIGHT6FT 0IN
10ST 9LBWEIGHT13ST 9LB
 
CL | ARS | | MNU | CL
08/08 - 11/1608/08 - 11/16
17
STARTS
25
1553
MINS
PLAYED
2246
4
GOALS
3
4
ASSISTS
2
2
OPENING
GOALS
1
2
WINNING
GOALS
1
4
HOME
GOALS
2
AWAY
GOALS
1
HEADED
GOALS
1
L
3
GOALS
R/L FOOT
R
1
388
MINS
PER GOAL
749
6
TOTAL
5

Expected to provide some form of creativity from the heart of midfield, Wilshere has weighed in with four goals and four assists at the top table of European football.

Darren Fletcher managed three goals and two assists for Manchester United in the competition during the same period, albeit from more playing time, but the Scotland international has never been held in the same high regard.

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