Yesterday's 3-0 loss in the League Cup final was just the latest in a string of low moments for Arsenal fans. Recent history has not been kind to them and with the side now ten points off the top four, their immediate future does not look much better.
While Pep Guardiola's side was collecting their first piece of silverware, criticism was forthcoming for Arsene Wenger and certain Arsenal players. One of whom was Jack Wilshere. Gary Neville is just the latest pundit to criticise the midfielder, although last week Roy Keane also called him the 'most overrated player on the planet.’
During the game there was some controversy after City midfielder Fernandinho escaped a red card while Leroy Sane was not ruled out as offside for his side's second goal. Tonight Wilshere has responded to yesterday's defeat, while also addressing the criticism and referee decisions.
Hard to put into words my emotions about yesterday. City are a good team and deserved to win yesterday. Alot of people have had thier say on us and we have to accept cristism when we lose. That being said i can't accept some of the decisions that went against us yesterday. What ever you say about the first goal, its a foul. The second goal is offside. There should have been a second yellow in the first half. Yes this happens in football but its still hard to accept. And people will say we are looking for excuses but these are facts. Anyway we need to respond, starting on thursday. Thanks to all the gooners for your support and trust me we feel the same but we need to stick together ?
The series of games could prove to be crucial for Arsenal, as they travel to Brighton this weekend before facing AC Milan. Wilshere's best option now may be to prove himself over the course of those games.