Jack Wilshere says that Arsenal’s goalscoring options aren’t dependent on Olivier Giroud, or the new striker who failed to arrive in the January transfer window.
In fact, the midfielder has been talking up the team’s ability to get goals without being overly reliant on one main man.
So far the Gunners have had 14 different goalscorers in the Premier League this season, and Wilshere is keen to play that up. Talking to The Sun, he said, “People keep saying we need a new striker but Olivier Giroud has been great and Lukas Podolski can play there.
“Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla have scored a few. Even I’ve got a couple. We know we can create chances and score goals.”
And with the Premier League in their sights, Wilshere has urged his teammates to keep working to ensure they get the results they need.
“We have to work on our team shape in terms of winning the ball back and getting into better positions.
“The next two months are really important and if we come out of those unscathed, we will have a real chance.
“It would mean a lot to win something. Everything, to be honest. To win something for the first team would be amazing, not just for us, but the fans.”
Here’s hoping. Wilshere is expected to make the squad for the Liverpool game tomorrow.
Arsenal’s Premier League goalscorers:
Olivier Giroud – 10
Aaron Ramsey – 8
Theo Walcott – 5
Santi Cazorla – 4
Mesut Ozil – 4
Jack Wilshere – 3
Lukas Podolski – 3
Per Mertesacker – 2
Nicklas Bendtner – 2
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 2
Serge Gnabry – 1
Mathieu Flamini – 1
Mikel Arteta – 1
Bacary Sagna – 1