Wilshere near first-team Arsenal role which will aid World Cup bid

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Jack Wilshere is on course to make England’s World Cup squad, and will challenge for a first-team Arsenal role in the coming months.

The 26 year-old has suffered with a number of injury setbacks in his career thus far, but is claimed to be nearing full strength at present, and has impressed in his limited outings so far this term.

Wilshere is being touted for a spot in next summer’s England squad, with the current options showing a lack of creativity, and Wenger believes he can earn that spot with Arsenal, despite claims he could pursue a move in January.

“I believe Jack is in the best form for a long time,” Wenger said.

“He is very close to be considered like everyone else.

“He doesn’t need to leave Arsenal to go to the World Cup.

“If he plays like he is at the moment, I think he will go to the World Cup.

“He has played games for us and he will play many more.

“Of course [England need Wilshere].

“Jack is more of a No.10 than any other player. He can play in tight areas.”

The midfielder has been impressing on the pitch, and once fully fit he will no doubt be a boost to our options, and England would relish being able to call upon him next summer.

Wilshere’s ability to find a forward pass is second to none in the Premier League, and he will get plenty of opportunities this term for us should he manage to prove his fitness I feel.

Does Jack walk into the England set-up when fit? Will Wenger use him sparingly in order to build him up to full strength slowly?

Pat J


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  1. gotanidea says:

    Wenger is trying to motivate Wilshere. But the reality is other England attacking midfielders like Sterling and Alli are already ahead of him, in terms of skills and experience, because of Wilshere’s prolonged injuries.

    If Wenger plans to use Wilshere as a No. 10, this means he is preparing Arsenal to proceed without Sanchez and Ozil. I don’t think Wilshere would be able to replace Sanchez, Arsenal have to get another attacking midfielder that has learned from Messi for several years, like Rafinha or Thiago.

    1. Who said Arsene can't do grime? says:

      Why buy someone when we already have exceptional talent like Nelson?

    2. jon fox says:

      gotanidea, For writing your sensible , clearly truthful post, you have got eight dislikes(right now) from the many fools on here who would not recognise the truth even when it bit them. But I have liked your comment since I value truth. Some of the idiots and immature children on this site sicken me with their stupidity.

  2. HA559 says:

    Wenger gone bonkers again.

  3. Sue says:

    Totally off topic but thank god it’s nearly Saturday! Been so lost without my Arsenal

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    Wenger won’t do it, but I’d like to see a Coquelin, and Elneny partnership, with Wilshere behind the striker.

    1. haule jrr.. says:

      Elneny is suspect, better play xhaka ,coquelin and Wilshere at the middle of the pitch

      1. ThirdManJW says:

        Xhaka is, and has been, way more suspect. Elneny may not be spectacular, but he’s consistent, and he doesn’t make big errors like Xhaka, and Ramsey do. Xhaka has been poor this season, and should be dropped.

  5. Tony says:

    wenger is trolling wilshire

  6. Ox says:

    Of course he can he’s way better than Henderson and I hate Eric dier (not a spuds thing)? I just hope the lil magician stays fit

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