England international Jack Wilshere has criticised the wide role given to him by Arsene Wenger, claiming he should be played centrally in the Arsenal line-up.
The 24 year-old started Sunday’s match against Turkey at the Etihad, and has come under criticism for his unimpressive outing.
Jack has now confirmed that he is struggling with match sharpness, whilst insisting he is feeling better after each outing.
“You always have those days when you are in the gym where you think you’re not going to get back, but the thing that kept me going was I know what it takes to get back and I always had time on my side so I was confident,” he said.
“I remember my first training session back, which was eight weeks ago, and ever since then I’ve just been trying to work, get better and get fitter each day.
“The most important thing for me now is to get games and to get that match sharpness.
“I know what it’s like coming back from injury and with every game I’ll feel better.”
He also revealed that he is not suited to playing out wide, as he has done for Arsene Wenger in recent seasons, and he is more than happy to have been played centrally for the England side at the weekend.
“With Arsenal I’ve been playing out wide, which is not me,” said Wilshere.
“I’m not a wide man, but Roy seems to have faith in me in the middle, so I’m happy with that. I like to play anywhere in the middle.
“I played the holding role before and I really enjoy that, and, this time I was a bit higher up the pitch and I enjoyed that as well.
“I’ve worked with Roy now and his staff for a number of years and they know what I bring and I know what they want from me as well.”
The problem with playing in his favoured role for us, is we have Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla favoured for the central roles, and are firmly expected to announce Xhaka who is also suited to those central roles.
Doe Jack deserve a slot in the base of midfield?