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Arsenal fans are so right: Letting Jack Wilshere leave is proving to be a masterstroke

Arsenal fans are so right: Letting Jack Wilshere leave is proving to be a masterstroke

Arsenal supporters have been making a lot of noise in recent times after seeing their team make it ten victories in a row in all competitions on Monday night.

Unai Emery’s men went into their encounter with Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium off the back of winning their last six Premier League matches, alongside two wins in the Europa League and a 3-1 success over Brentford in the Carabao Cup. And the Gunners made it ten on the spin on Monday night despite falling behind to a Hector Bellerin own goal, with a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a Mesut Ozil strike sealing a 3-1 win for the North London giants.

Thus, there have been many thrilled Arsenal fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have taken to Twitter recently to react to recent comments from former midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has admitted that he would have likely stayed at the club had Arsene Wenger remained in charge.

Yet those Arsenal fans expressed their satisfaction that the England international did indeed depart the Emirates Stadium during the summer, and given the Gunners’ excellent start to life with him, alongside the midfielder’s injury troubles, sanctioning his summer exit is proving to be a masterstroke.

Ultimately, Wilshere’s time in North London came to an end during the close season at the expiration of his contract, in turn bringing the curtain down on a 17-year association with the Gunners having begun in the youth ranks back in 2001 before going on to make 198 senior appearances for the club.

Yet injury problems decimated his time at the Emirates Stadium and appeared to convince the Gunners hierarchy of opting against a new deal, thus prompting Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers to lure the midfielder across the capital.

Yet it has so far been a familiar story for Wilshere with injuries again getting the better of him, as although the 26-year-old started their opening four Premier League games (all of which they lost incidentally), he has since missed their last five due to ankle surgery.

Thus, just as it looked like the England international was getting over his injury troubles, having appeared 38 times for Arsenal last term, they have again come back to haunt him, further vindicating the Gunners’ decision to let him leave the club during the summer.

And given Emery’s team have won their last ten games on the trot, it’s not as if they are missing him in the middle of the park either in embarking on a stellar winning streak – a streak that is prompting many to speculate as to whether they have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League title this time round.

So while Wilshere admits that staying at Arsenal would have been likely under Wenger, those Gunners fans happy to have seen him leave are so right, with his injury problems and Arsenal’s sensational winning run underlining the masterstroke they pulled off during the summer.

Arsenal fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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