Posted on October 13, 2014 by ADMIN

Jack Wilshere should be copying a former Tottenham player!

Why Wilshere should mould his game around Modric, not Alonso. by KJ

Jack has just completed another game for England and was easily MOTM for anyone who watched it. He played the deepest midfielder and was pinging long balls all game to Rooney with good success. He should’ve easily ended up with 2-3 assists if Rooney was half decent. He mentioned in an interview recently that he’s modelling his game off Alonso and that’s great, but I think there’s someone who’d he benefit more from watching and that player is Luka Modric.

I’ve always liked the Croatian even when he was at Spurs. People would always go on about Bale but he was ultimately the player that kept them ticking and made them a top 4 team. It’s no surprise that Tottenham have been in turmoil ever since his departure – he’s a world class central midfielder.

Modric is similar to Alonso in that he’s got a phenomenal passing range and has an immense long ball technique. But he’s more of a box to box player and knows how to use his agility to dribble past players. That’s my favourite part of Wilshere’s game – his ability to constantly ride challenges as he dribbles through an entire midfield before laying it off to Özil or Cazorla to play that final assist.

Jack emulating Alonso is perfectly fine by me. He’s been one of the best midfielders in Europe over the past few years but I feel Jack has a different skill set in his locker. He’s able to beat opposition players so easily that it wouldn’t be utilised much at all if he was played as the deepest midfielder.

The young Englishman is finally back in form and whatever route he eventually decides to take to mould the player he becomes, I’m sure he and Wenger will pick the right one and he’ll turn into that world class midfielder that we’ve all been waiting for.

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11 thoughts on “Jack Wilshere should be copying a former Tottenham player!

  1. Greg

    I would say watching more of robert pires! Now thats a real ” gunner” for jack to copy from! Coyg!

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  2. ArsenalGenes

    I say he should not copy anyone. He should watch his own clips and try to innovate the play. He is unique..

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      1. Goonsquad8

        modric is a great player. but this is a ridiculous article jack is NOTHING like modric they are completely opposite players. sometimes i wonder if kj is a football fan

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  3. SaveArsenal

    That’s my favourite part of Wilshere’s game – his ability to constantly ride challenges as he dribbles through an entire midfield before laying it off to Özil or Cazorla

    What Jack are you watching?
    I like to see any of our players doing well but seriously Jack doesn’t dribble past players, he runs straight into walls of them and falls over leaving Ozil and Carzola and any other forward with their dick in their hand!

    I don’t get thos whole thing about Jack being a DM, he falls over a lot, gets bullied off the ball a lot, gets dispossessed a lot and his passing could be better.
    Playing in front of the back 4 and losing the ball is suicide against a team with fast runners who will leave Mert for dead, overwork Kos to compensate and leave him with a card or injured.

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    1. Tope

      Yeah! The jack that ran into players against city when he scored that worldclass goal. The jack that ran into players when he scored the goal of the season last season or is it the jack that controlled the mid against man city at wembley that you are referring to?

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    2. Tope

      Yeah! The jack that ran into players against city when he scored that worldclass goal. The jack that ran into players when he scored the goal of the season last season or is it the jack that controlled the mid against man city at wembley that you are referring to? Lol

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  4. Sumo

    Jack played a few worldie passes yesterday. Cause he wasn’t running around like a mad man and going into reckless dribbles. He played to his strength that is this passing game.

    But in the end he made his old self clear when he unnecessarily pulled back an Estonian player and rightly got booked.

    But you can just feel it, he is improving a lot.

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    1. Mesut O-thrilled

      well i didn’t watch the match, but jack tends to get carded like that when he’s stopping a counter. I’m assuming that’s what happened right? Those are fouls i’m okay with.

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