Arsenal’s midfield marvel Jack Wilshere has been voted as the most promising young English talent in the Premier League, according to readers of the Transfer Tavern in the pub’s latest poll.
Receiving a massive 68% of readers’ votes, the 21-year-old England international pipped Tottenham’s Andros Townsend to the post, who placed second with 56% of readers’ votes in another case of the Gunners getting one over on their North London neighbours yet again.
Gooners in the bar are letting their Lilywhite counterparts know who’s currently sitting top of the Premier League right now, but Everton fans appear content at seeing their latest rising star Ross Barkley place an impressive third with 14% of readers’ votes.
Following the closure of the summer transfer window, the Football Transfer Tavern has been asking readers some of the most pressing issues in the game and it’s clear that the majority of our regulars rate Wilshere as the Three Lions’ greatest hope.
Spurs’ tricky winger Townsend was leading the poll for all of last week but Wilshere received a glut of late votes and we reckon this probably has something to do with his committed tackle that set up Aaron Ramsey’s impressive winner away at Swansea City this weekend.
Making up the numbers in the ‘most promising English talent’ poll were Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling with 9% of readers’ votes, currently injured Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with 9%, Manchester United’s forgotten man Wilfried Zaha with 5% and Southampton prodigy Luke Shaw with 5%.
The penultimate and final ranking players were Manchester United’s Phil Jones and Norwich City’s flying winger Nathan Redmond with 3% and 2% of readers’ votes respectively.
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