Arsenal manager; Arsene Wenger has continued to show great support to youngster – Jack Wilshere as he continues to give the 22-year-old more game time in other to get the Englishman back to full fitness and to the level he once was before he had that devastating injury that kept him out for about a year and half.
Wilshere has started all the match for the Gunners so far this season in his bit to get back to the form which once had him tipped to anchor the Arsenal midfield following the departure of former midfield anchorman – Cesc Fabregas. And although many have questioned the 22-year-old’s performance so far, Wenger still believes the midfielder can still make a huge career for himself in Arsenal should he stay injury-free.
Arsène Wenger believes that Jack Wilshere can have a “huge career” if he manages to steer clear of injury.
The England international missed the entire 2011/12 campaign with foot and ankle problems, and has had to deal with a series of minor issues since then.
Now back to full fitness, Wenger expects Wilshere to prove his quality this season – despite the heightened expectations he must deal with.
“Before he was in Calum Chambers’ position, then suddenly when you get to 22 the expectation level comes on you,” the manager said.
“Wayne Rooney has gone through that, now it goes through Wilshere.
“I believe at the moment he should not respond to it, just focus on his game. If Wilshere can maintain physically to be fit then he will make a huge career.
“At the moment, I believe he should just focus on that – being fit, present and to improve physically. The rest will come along. I told him the target is for him to have a whole season of being available to play.
“I think he is on target of where he should be. He is not as far as everyone expected him to be from when he was 18. But he’s not as far because he was injured, not because he doesn’t train seriously.
“He is a guy who when he goes out there, he wants to play, he works hard but he was out for one-and-a-half years.”
However the summer transfer window still remain open and Wenger has continually revealed his intentions of adding more dept and quality to his team (a defensive midfielder, centre-defender and possibly another forward).
Should these transfer(s) go through coupled with the already highly competitive place in the Arsenal midfield, the chances that Wilshere would get a place at the starting line-up for Arsenal would be far-fetched that is should the midfielder remain in his current state of form.