Jack Wilshere echoed the thoughts of many people on Wednesday when he rounded on critics of Arsene Wenger who have had the short-sightedness to suggest that the Frenchman’s time at the Emirates has run its course.
The media are enjoying sticking the knife into Wenger at the moment, with Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham further allowing them to question the Gunners’ defending despite the fact that the result could have been quite different on another day.
Part of Arsenal’s problem this season is that they have been missing the injured Jack Wilshere and the midfielder has slated criticism of Wenger, claiming it is a joke.
“We do get a harder time from the critics than most teams but we haven’t won anything for six years and that’s not good enough for Arsenal,” Wilshere said. “It is harsh, though, especially on the boss. He has been there for 15 years and been great for Arsenal. The criticism that Arsène gets is just a joke. We have started a bit slowly but we still feel we can finish in the top four.”
Wilshere claims that he will be staying at Arsenal for the foreseeable future and wouldn’t be tempted by a wage rise at Manchester City, stating: “No disrespect to Manchester City but Arsenal is the perfect home for me right now.”