Jack Wilshere has been called the new savior of English football. At just 19 he has already earned a call up to the English national team and been compared to Paul Gascoigne and Paul Scholes.
What’s more though is that Wilshere is growing into a player who not only can play in the deeper, sitting midfielder role, where he spreads the ball around, but also as an attacking midfielder, taking players on, cutting inside, and scoring goals.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Wilshere:
Wilshere became the youngest player to appear in the league for Arsenal at the age of 16 years and 256 days when they played against Blackburn.
Wilshere had this to say about his focus on getting better and improving:
Wilshere plays the game very simply, knowing what he wants to do with the ball before he gets it. At the same time though, he can dribble and slip away from pressure. So, how do you play like Jack Wilshere? These are some of the qualities that you’ll have to adopt if you aspire to play like Wilshere.
Some of had said that Wilshere has a fiery temper, and that could be a detriment to his develpment. However, this temper and agression is also a sign of passion and a desire to win.
And, some have said that he’s too small. He’s only 5 ft 6 in tall and weighs 150 pounds. But look at Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, and Scholes, all players who everyone said they were too small. So it’s no surprise that Wilshere wanted to exchange jerseys with both Messi and Xavi after their Champions League match and is looking to get Iniesta’s jersey on the return leg.
Take a look at these highlights, The Jack Wilshere Show:
And Arsene Wenger also had this to say about the Arsenal midfielder:
Here’s Wilshere versus Barcelona in the Champions League:
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