Arsene Wenger Delighted For Centurion Olivier Giroud

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Manager Arsene Wenger struck the flawless balance between first team players and youngsters, while resting key players like Alexandre Lacazette.

The England worldwide is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and is in the process of trying to earn a new deal.

Wilshere is determined to ensure that does not happen, with the home-grown talent eager to prolong his association with the club.

He was the best player on the pitch in each of his two starts this season, against Doncaster in the Carabao Cup last week and in the Europa League win at BATE Borisov on Thursday.

"I am fit and healthy and getting back to my best and when the time comes to sit down and talk or not we will see. I don't really blame the system, I more blame myself". Of course I do.

Dogged by fitness problems, inconsistent form and concerns about his off-field antics, Wilshere has become Arsenal's forgotten man and is fighting for his future at the club, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Bate Borisov 2-4 Arsenal – All The Goals And Best Bits Posted by Daniel Jenkins
Bate Borisov 2-4 Arsenal – All The Goals And Best Bits Posted by Daniel Jenkins

Meanwhile, Everton boss Ronald Koeman accused his side of being "too afraid to play football", after they conceded an 88th-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Apollon Limassol in Group E.

Making his second start in just over a week, Wilshere reminded us all why Arsenal fans fell in love with him in the first place. We have a great understanding and of course I want to stay'.

Wenger, who made nine changes overall to the side that beat West Brom on Monday, took advantage of the three-goal cushion to introduce a couple of teenagers in Marcus McGuane and Edward Nketiah, and not even another Bate goal could detract from the Frenchman's pleasure.

Vital Hayduchyk - 4/10 - The combinations between Walcott and Wilshere will be giving the centre back nightmares for weeks as he struggled to deal with the two Englishman's quick and intricate play. Not because I believe he is a good player, though I do.

"People say it's a long road but it was four months and I have had longer than that before". The negative is that some players who deserve to play will not necessarily play in the next game.

Arsenal return to Premier League action when they host Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

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