Former Arsenal striker and football pundit Ian Wright has criticised the decision taken by manager Arsene Wenger to use Jack Wilshere for the second leg of the Champions league qualifying match against Fenerbahce.
Arsenal were coming into the match on the back of a convincing 3-0 victory in the first leg. Even a scoreless draw would have been enough for Arsenal to progress into the group stages. Hence, it was more often meaningless match for the Premier league outfit, but still Arsene Wenger decided to utilise his full strength squad.
One of the players featured in this match was midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has recently returned from a long spell on the sidelines. Wright has criticised this decision by saying that it was pointless to include the 20-year-old in this match considering his recent troubles with injuries. Arsenal started the season very poorly with a 3-1 home defeat against Aston Villa.
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Wilshere was subjected to a lot of heavy tackles during the match, and Wright feels that it was unnecessary for him to play the match.
“I think Aaron (Ramsey) said it – they are a bit short. I don’t even know why he (Wilshere) played in the game, when you are 3-0 up on aggregate. Why are they playing in a game like this? There is not enough in the squad to give them a rest. He shouldnt have been playing tonight for me,” said the former Arsenal striker. “I don’t know why he was still on,” said another football pundit Lee Dixon, who was also on the show that was on ITV.