Young Jack is in the news again and all for the wrong reasons. Chucked out of a London night club on Sunday night and also involved in a fracas with another group of men. Personally I feel sorry for the lad, there was so much promise a few seasons back but injuries have blighted his career, no wonder he has gone a bit ‘radio rental’ and turned to alcohol and bad behaviour.
It makes you wonder about the pressures of the game, the wages and the expectations? Arsenal have had their fair share of ‘rebels’, players who have strayed from the straight and narrow and gone on a route of self-destruction. Tony Adams, Paul Merson and now young Jack.
I sincerely hope that he can recover from his injuries and what seems like an out of control lifestyle to get back on track, because he has the ability, he just needs a fair run in the first team to show what he is capable of doing.
In total contrast we have our little Spanish wizard at right back, Hector Bellerin. A young lad who is doing everything right and gathering attention from some of the best teams in Europe. He scored his first goal for the club at the weekend against Watford and has also assisted three goals in his last three games.
Hector seems to be developing into one of the best attacking right backs in Europe and it will be difficult for Wenger to keep him at the club. Barcelona appear to be at the top of the list of admirers but I’m sure Real and Bayern are keeping a close eye on him too.
Will he stay or will he go? The lack of silverware at the Arsenal will be a large influence I think, and like Özil and Sanchez, if Bellerin doesn’t see improvement and investment in the team for next season, his thoughts may well turn to playing for Barca or Real in the country of his birth. Keeping him at the Arsenal will be about as secure as a Hatton Garden safe deposit box! 😀