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Jack Wilshere's Stats Against Chelsea Were Seriously Impressive

Jack Wilshere's Stats Against Chelsea Were Seriously Impressive

Jack Wilshere was absolutely brilliant in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg last night and his statistics serve as further evidence of his midfield masterclass.

Since regaining full fitness and getting a run of games, the 26-year old has been in fine form and produced yet another fantastic display last night in the big game at the Emirates.

Chelsea's all-French midfield pairing of N'Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko were regularly given the runaround by Wilshere, who was strong in the tackle, carried the ball brilliantly as ever and instigated attacks throughout the game.

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Images: PA
Images: PA

It was a complete performance from a central midfielder and the stats backed it up. He completed 100 per cent of his six dribbles, had a tidy pass accuracy of 93 per cent, touched the ball 64 times in the game and completed three tackles.

Earlier on in the season, Wilshere was only seeing game-time in the Europa League and first few rounds of the League Cup but in the form he's in, he's one of the first names on the teamsheet for Arsene Wenger.

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The Arsenal No.10 has been so good of late that England boss Gareth Southgate has been taking notice and showered him with praise.

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Southgate previously stated that Wilshere could not stake a claim for being in his squad due to his lack of game-time, but the situation has changed massively now.

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"It's a real plus to see him playing at the level he is, and looking as fit as he is," he said at the UEFA Nations League draw in Switzerland.

"We know his quality, for him to be starting now in regular games, two games a week, playing at a high level is a real bonus for us.

"I've got to say, his level of performance is way above what it was then. He's really playing well now and influencing big games, which is good. People talk about selection headaches - we want those sorts of decisions because we want those sorts of players available.

"Our experience in squads he was in was that he was a really good lad to have in the group. That's important, but also he's showing sharpness in his game."

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Topics: Football News, Carabao Cup, Chelsea, Football, Jack Wilshere, Arsene Wenger, Premier League, England, Arsenal, Gareth Southgate

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