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Jack Wilshere Wins PFA Award

Jack Wilshere Wins PFA Award

There haven`t been many bright spots in the 2010/11 campaign for Arsenal, even though it looked as though we`d finally break our silverware duck for a while there, however there has been one consistently brilliant ray of light shining proudly for we Gooners this season, and that ray goes by the name of Jack Wilshere.

It may feel at times as though the media has it in for Arsenal, nobody seems to like us, and when we lose many people take great joy in that, but because Jack Wilshere is English, he`s cut some slack and, as usual, hyped up beyond belief.

However this is one of those rare occasions where the player is seemingly living up to the hype.

Now let me start by saying I`m not a fan of player awards, they were proved to be a sham when Thierry Henry had a 30+ goal season was top of the assist charts and was still pipped to World Player of the year by some goofy show pony with a handful of goals and assists to his name. But that said, even though the final outcome of the voting might not always be accurate, I guess a player has to be at least halfway decent to make that list in the first place.

Jack Wilshere was awarded PFA Young Player of the Year prize in his first season as a first choice player, and I`m sure nobody can argue that this is one that isn`t fully deserved.

Wilshere has played his heart out this season with a consistent string of energetic, passionate, thoughtful and down right ballsy performances, the best of which came on a glorious night at Ashburton Grove were Jacky stood toe to toe with the finest football players on the planet …… and whooped them all.

We might not have much to feel happy about at this moment in time, but with a player like Jack Wilshere on the books, there`s always hope of good things to come, there also a feeling that Wilshere is doing a fine job in bridging the gap between players and fans.

So we here at Vital Arsenal would like to offer our congratulations to one of the finest young players we`ve seen in a long time.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday April 17 2011
Time: 11:11PM


A shoe-in if ever there was one. Miles ahead of the rest. Well done Jack.
Wyn Mills
17/04/2011 23:37:00
Miles ahead? He's been good but Nani's been better. Fair dues all the same he's a deserving winner unlike Bale. How on this Earth did Bale win PFA player of the year though?!
17/04/2011 23:53:00
I think Nani didn't win because of his age. In this day and age I don't think 24 year olds should be nominated for that award. However Nani has by far been the best attacking player in the EPL this season. It is outrageous that he wasn't even nominated when someone like Bale actually wins it.
18/04/2011 00:06:00
I actually heard one pundit say that Nani would deserve more credit if he changed his attitude. I forget who it was though.
18/04/2011 00:13:00
People have foolishly been lead to believe Bale has been fantastic this season based on the 2 Inter games. He has been quiet this whole season, more so since the new year and undeservedly won the award. Parker or Adam, in my eyes, should've won the award. They've both single-handedly carried their struggling sides, I'd stick by that even if Nani had been nominated for the correct award (that's what I begrudge the most). Sorry for deterring from the point of your article, Wilshere is without a doubt the deserved winner of the award. Well done to him.
18/04/2011 00:17:00
How on earth did Bale win it? he has 2-3 assists or something in the league.I guess scoring 3 at the San siro counts towards it now
18/04/2011 00:18:00
That's the funniest comment i've read grone. Yes, Nani's a diver, I don't condone it and wish he would cut it from his game but all the same I saw Bale dive against Madrid, yet Tottenham got treated like national heroes despite getting thrashed and diving on 3 occasions. That's like not giving Ronaldo world player of the year when at Man U solely because he dives.
18/04/2011 00:22:00
Bale has as many assists as Van Der Sar. Surely VDS deserves more credit as his position is 100 yards away from the other goal.
18/04/2011 00:34:00
Haha interesting analogy of Ronaldinho in his prime - who was every bit as good as Henry. As for Bale, wouldnt of been my choice but hey that footballers voting for you. You do know that its the PFA who voted for him don't you, fellow professionals. And as for Famous number 7 saying Bale's only had a few good games - he couldnt be more wrong. Hes had a ridiculous amount of good/decent games this season and some SENSATIONAL games. And if Bale winning is a sham then what the hell was Ryan Giggs's award last season - At least Bale has played ffs!!! Haha
18/04/2011 03:03:00
Diving on 3 occasions? Really? Pish, ok Sandro's ill give you that one. But stop sprouting munk the other 3 were just as much penaltys as the ones awarded at the emirates today.
18/04/2011 03:11:00
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