Arsenal supporters are having a tough time with Arsene Wenger again in recent weeks, and it’s an off-the-pitch matter that has infuriated them this time round.
Results have dipped with defeats to Everton and Manchester City coupled with a draw against Bournemouth leaving the Gunners off the pace in the Premier League race.
However, one area of the pitch that they would love to see reinforcements arrive is in midfield, but unfortunately it doesn’t look as though it’s possible.
What has brought this back to the forefront for angry Arsenal fans is that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte opted to recall Nathan Ake from his loan spell with the Cherries this past week after the Dutchman had impressed under Eddie Howe.
In turn, he now has a confident, in-form defensive option to add to his squad and give them a boost midway through the campaign.
What Arsenal would do to have that same feeling with Jack Wilshere also excelling at the Vitality Stadium, but as confirmed by Wenger last week, calling the England international back before the end of the season isn’t a possibility.
With Santi Cazorla out injured, Francis Coquelin joining him in the treatment room and Mohamed Elneny away at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Arsenal midfield is looking threadbare.
Sadly for them though, Wilshere won’t answer their call as Arsenal seemingly didn’t include a recall clause in the deal with Bournemouth. Cue angry reaction.
Chelsea are recalling Ake from his loan with Bournemouth so why the fuck ain't we recalling wilshere when we've got 2 centre midfielders??
— SNOOP JOSH (@snoopjoshyjosh) January 9, 2017
I despise Chelsea but they mean business. Recalling Ake from loan when they don't need him while Arsenal leave Wilshere and have 2 fit CMs.
— Christopher Gilbert (@chrisgilbert192) January 9, 2017
— Erik Eikebrokk (@eikebrokk) January 8, 2017
Fucking unbelievable.Chelsea recall Ake & we can't recall Wilshere because Wenger didn't put a release clause in. How much more must we take
— Arsenal Obsessed (@ArsenalObsessed) January 8, 2017
Chelsea recalled Ake from Bournemouth who was on a season long loan. Why can't we call Jack Wilshere back. We so need him now with Santi out
— Sahil (@Alexis_Sahil) January 8, 2017
Chelsea recall Ake from Bournemouth. Arsenal probably wish they could do same with Wilshere, but didn't include recall clause.
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) January 8, 2017
So Chelsea put a recall clause in young Ake's loan deal but we don't have one for a whole Jack Wilshere ????
— Macca (@LindzoMacca) January 8, 2017
Chelsea calling Ake back to increase their numbers. Meanwhile we can't get Wilshere back to improve our XI. Arsenal are a small club.
— 21ArsenalFC (@21ArsenallIFC) January 8, 2017