Congratulations to Jack Wilshere…

Last season, Jack Wilshere was on loan at Bolton and quite a distance from the Arsenal squad. This season, he’s our first choice central midfielder alongside Song and Cesc, and has propelled himself into the England squad and become a starter…. at the tender age of 19.

What we’ve seen of Wilshere in the season gone so far, both for club and country, in the Premier League and Champions League has been nothing short of remarkable. We all knew Jack had the talent, but what we’ve now learnt about Jack, is that he has the desire, the will, the tenacity and the leadership qualities that every great great player has – and he has shown and proven to all of us – though his performances on the pitch, that he is something special.

Yesterday, Jack played for England alongside Scott Parker and Frank Lampard in an Arsenal looking 4-3-3 formation. He looked like he had played for years… Today’s blog is simply to say congratulations to young Jack  - an amazing rise in the game!

For those of you who haven’t read it yet, Fabio Capello said this of Wilshere a week ago or so…

“Wilshere, after the game against Barcelona, has arrived. You can understand the value of those performances. As a young player I think he is at the top, not only in England but in Europe and the world. He is first choice for me because he is good because he plays without fear, with confidence. I never saw someone so young be a leader on the pitch – it’s incredible.”

And he does look perfectly at home in the England central midfield.

He had fine game himself, but gave the accolades to his midfield partners…

“It was a good game to come into. A big game, a derby game, and we won, so we are happy and the 4-3-3 system worked well today. We got the opening two goals and that was the idea, to press them high, get early goals. We did that and we made it comfortable for ourselves. They had some chances but we felt in control of the game. The midfield shape worked well. We play it at Arsenal and it works better with one holding and two going forward. Scotty was great and so was Frank in there. It made it easy for me to play. You have to thank Scotty for that performance today and Frank is always great for England and they were brilliant again today.”

Apologies for the lack of a blog here and there in the last week or so… but add in a International lull and a trip to Luxembourg (with no internet connection)… and I’m sure you’ll understand… Keiran D will be back to tomorrow…

Til then…

  • Berth

    Ok the boy is good but at 19 he really should be shooting and be more direct like Ramsey was at 19.

  • yemi

    @ Berth:
    I think he will get there, He has improved a lot and that is the last piece of the puzzle plus maybe an improvement in his tackling

  • Kieran

    Don’t forget lads, he’s effectively been playing defensive midfield and playing very well. It’s not a position we’d expect him to score many from.

  • Arsefan101

    Definitely agree – Jack plays in a deeper role for club and country then originally played when he first came to the club

    Even with Cesc and other players, they didn’t score a lot until their 2nd or 3rd season in the first team

  • elidea39

    Last season, Jack Wilshere was on loan at Bolton and quite a distance from the Arsenal squad. This season, he