Jack Wilshere – Bournemouth
Wilshire made two starts for Bournemouth this week as they faced difficult games. First was an away trip to Liverpool on Wednesday evening which ended in a 2-2 draw. Jack did not have a hand in either goal but, he did help Bournemouth take points off Arsenal’s rivals. On Saturday they hosted Chelsea and were beaten 3-1. It was a close game but again Jack had more defensive duties to occupy him. He did, however, make two key passes during his 90 minutes.
Wojciech Szczesny – Roma
The Polish ‘keeper kept his 14th clean sheet of the league campaign so far in the 3-0 away win over Bologna. The home side had four shots on target but, Szczesny was equal to them all. He is now rated one of Europe’s best goalkeepers over recent seasons as Roma sit second in the league. He missed the mid-week 3-2 home win over Lazio in the cup but that result meant that Roma were eliminated.
Daniel Crowley – Go Ahead Eagles
Crowley scored a superb goal in the game against Heracles but ultimately his side were beaten 4-1. He was the standout performer for the Eredivisie’s bottom side having two shots and three key passes. It was a different story during mid-week as his side were hammered 8-0 away to Feyenoord. No player came out of that game with any glory but, Crowley only played the first half.
Krystian Bielik – Birmingham
Bielik is really impressing during his time in the Midlands and he picked up the man of the match award in the weekend’s game against Derby. He couldn’t prevent a 2-1 loss however as Birmingham continue their poor form. There is talk of his loan deal being extended into next season but that would surely depend on if they remain in the Championship. He also played the full 90 minutes of the 3-1 mid-week defeat away to Brighton.
Takuma Asano – VfB Stuttgart
The young forward started and scored twice in the 2-0 home win over Karlsruher. During his rare 90 minute spell for the German second tier club, he doubled his season total for goals. Although his two goals were the difference between the sides he did little else during the game, as he scored from his only two shots. It was his second start in a row after starting the midweek game away at 1860 Muenchen. He only lasted 61 minutes in the game however and did not have a shot. Asano now has four goals and four assists this season.
Jon Toral – Rangers
Toral played the full game of the 3-0 away win over Aberdeen, a win which moves Rangers to within nine points of Aberdeen in the table. He sat out of the 0-0 draw away to Kilmarnock earlier in the week.
Marc Bola – Notts County
Bola completed his return from injury by coming on 10 minutes from time in the 2-1 away win over Carlisle at the weekend.
Matt Macey (Luton Town) has been recalled after injuries to Arsenal’s first choice keepers.
Calum Chambers (Middlesbrough) is still out with an injury and missed both games this week.
Gedion Zelalem (VVV-Venlo) was an unused substitute