Guess who’s back, back again,
Jack is back, smoking cigs
There is a certain pressure that comes with being the only hope for the future of your international football nation. Wilshere has to be feeling it right now.
Fortunately for Wilshere, he is at the only club in England that will help him and nurture him into a fine footballer. I have doubts about him reaching his potential at other clubs, because really, Wenger is the best manager in the Premier League and he has the talent for developing players, even when they are in their mid twenties. Look at Giroud for example. He is developing into a fine natural goalscorer. When we first signed him, he seemed like he could maybe be the next Emile Heskey. Now, he is challenging for the the Premier League golden boot award.
So Wilshere was spot smoking last night by some creeper with a camera. There are quite a few contrasting opinions over whether or not he should be scolded or fined for doing this. Some people may say that it is his life and he can do what he wants to do with it, while others say that it is an unhealthy habit that can cause his career to stutter a bit. I personally believe that Wilshere is the icon for the next generation of football in England, and it is a stupid decision for him to start smoking. By doing so, you are encouraging young people around the world even to start smoking. Not only is it bad for your health but also your reputation as a footballer.
Wilshere posted a couple of weird tweets on twitter about smoking. The first was a picture of Zidane lighting up on a balcony. Is he trying to suggest that it is okay to smoke because Zidane smoked? Well, one difference between Zidane and Wilshere is that Zidane had already won the World Cup, Champions League, and Balon D’or. It’s not like you are going to sit Zidane out for smoking. Wilshere then put a tweet saying he doesn’t smoke. It could yet be a one time thing that he was forced to do because of his mates forcing it upon him, but if there are pictures of you smoking on the internet, than you can’t say you don’t smoke.
Wilshere has somewhat fallen behind in the pecking order this season. When it comes down to it, Wenger is going to have to choose between Wilshere, Rosicky, and Arteta in midfield. Out of the performances this season, Rosicky has looked sharp while Arteta impressed me highly against Napoli. Wilshere hasn’t really had a stand out game yet, so his first team opportunists may start to become a little bit limited. Of course, this can only be a good thing as it will mean that he will have to play with more of a spring in his step, which we all know he has.
Wenger was asked about it at his press conference:
“I don’t know really what happened [with Jack], I will need to have a chat with him about that,” said Wenger. “I disagree completely with that behaviour.
“There are two things: first of all when you are a football player you are an example, and as well you don’t do what damages your health.
“The fact [is] you can damage your health at home, you can smoke at home and you can drink at home, and nobody sees it, but when you go out socially you as well damage your reputation as an example.”
You can say many things about Wenger, but you cannot say that he is a bad man. Tell me, out of all the managers in the Premier League, which one seems like the most intelligent, friendly, and devoted? Yeah, there’s only one Arsene Wenger and he has been with us for 17 years for a reason. He may have had a stumble in the road over the past few years, but his time at Arsenal is a marathon, not a sprint. We will start winning things again once the time is right, not when we force it upon ourselves. The only thing we can do for the club right now is give them our support and be patient with them. Things are changing at Arsenal for the better, so let’s not go on a panic like we did last season or the beginning of this one. The players need morale support and the fans are the only ones that can give them that.