Jack Wilshere is a fantastic footballer and someone who can go on to be extremely successful with both Arsenal and England. Here, we discuss some of the reasons why.
First of all, it must be noted that Wilshere is extremely talented. He was born to play football and ever since he emerged on the scene for Arsenal, big things were expected.
Some players ooze class immediately and Wilshere definitely fits into this category. His vision, creativity, and attitude all combine to make him the prospect he is today.
Then, since returning from a long-term injury, he has added a maturity to his game. Despite his young age, Wilshere is a leader of men. A future England Captain, you could argue that the time on the sidelines has done him some good in the long run.
He is now more determined to succeed than ever before and is focus on making every second count. The England international is physically more competitive than before his injury too. He has clearly been working on his upper body and for a player with such flare, he will not be pushed off the ball to easily.
Wilshere has had to be psychologically strong too. Going an entire season without playing could very easily be the toughest and most mentally gruelling experience of his career. At 21-years-old, he has already been through a lot and still has the world at his feet.
The importance of Wilshere to Arsenal says it all. They have built their team around him and rewarded his fantastic potential with a long-term deal. Arsene Wenger knows that this midfielder has to be the heartbeat at the Emirates for many years to come.
Some people have been talking about Wilshere in the same bracket as Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney in terms of the influence and impact they have had on the English game and this is very accurate.
In the short-term, Wilshere is getting better and better with each game he plays. Understandably, he was a little nervous when first returning from injury, but against Liverpool recently he was arguably the best player on the pitch.
You can imagine this being the case for many of this season’s remaining games too. This current Arsenal team is set up perfectly for the former Bolton loanee and with Wenger operating him in a more advanced role on occasion, the goals could flow too.
The term ‘complete midfielder’ is banded around quite a lot these days, but in terms of attitude, determination, natural ability and desire to win – Wilshere fits the bill.
The stage is definitely set for this supremely talented footballer to be an Arsenal and England legend during a career that could easily span another 15 years.