Just a few weeks ago, Arsenal fans really wanted Jack Wilshere to sign a new deal with the club but his performance and actions against Southampton on Sunday afternoon was the final straw for many.

Jack was brought on in the second half and promptly ensured that chaos ensued.

Although he could have had a quality assist if Danny Welbeck wasn’t the most unpredictable striker on the planet in front of goal, his performance against Southampton was ill-disciplined, immature and costly.

Wilshere has been offered a paycut of £20kpw by Arsenal who are rightly concerned that Jack’s injury problems will continue to hamper him throughout his career. It’s a fair worry given this is the first season he hasn’t suffered a serious injury since he broke into the side.

Now 26, Wilshere should be hitting his prime. Instead, despite more football for Arsenal this season than he’s seen in years, he looks sluggish and well below the level required for a a top six player.

His frustration at losing the ball, again, against Southampton set off a chain of events that resulted in Mr. Nice, Mohamed Elneny, being sent off (very harshly, as there were at least three other players who shoved another harder than he did who were not punished).

Arsenal fans on Twitter did not hold back with their thoughts on the midfielder, and it’s hard to argue with many of them.

Jack is a player we all wanted to make it at Arsenal but the time has come for us to start letting him go.

His flashes of brilliance are not enough to warrant a starting spot in the side and he brings too little to the creative or defensive side of the game to be trusted to do a job as a substitute.

Two goals and five assists from 35 games is a poor return for a midfielder said to be a creator by anyone’s standards.

Thankfully, John Cross didn’t do the Arsenal player ratings this weekend. That honour fell to Adrian Kajumba. He decided to give Jack a 7 – the same as Mohamed Elneny and higher than Cech, Chambers, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Nelson, Lacazette and Holding.

Against CSKA, another game Jack stunk up the place, John Cross rated him the same as Aaron Ramsey who scored a brace, including his backheel wondergoal.