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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has rarely featured for Arsenal this campaign, but he is a player expected to achieve begin the game in the next few years. He was playing in the lower leagues of English football only a few years ago. Now, he is starting to learn from his much illustrious teammates according to manager Arsene Wenger. The star performed admirably well in the 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich at the Allianz arena. Wenger says that Oxlade-Chamberlain has been learning a lot in training from midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is currently out injured.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought from Southampton in a £ 10 million deal three years ago. He came through the youth system at Southampton just as Theo Walcott did several years ago. Wenger said that the player has been demonstrating immense potential in the last few weeks. He says that the England international is capable of becoming one of the best in world if he manages to learn well. Wilshere is regarded as the next big thing for England, while England captain Steven Gerrard recently stated that Wilshere has all the capabilities to become the next captain for the English national team.
Wenger used Oxlade-Chamberlain in a much more central role against Bayern Munich and he was Arsenal’s main threat at the Allianz arena. Arsenal scored a goal through Lukas Podolski in the second half.
“He has the sense of positional play and he has the qualities which you want to see in the modern game. He has that capability to break through because there is a lot of pressure in the modern game. So those players who have the ability to get out of that pressure are of course very important, he has good vision. He has similar qualities to Jack, I am sure he has observed Jack as well,” said Wenger.
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Arsenal’s only signing of the month of January was Kim Kallstrom as he made his way from Spartak Moscow and arrived to the Premier League but despite not having a busy transfer window like some other teams, Jack Wilshere believes that Arsenal can still win the league despite not having many new arrivals.
“People keep saying we need a new striker but Olivier Giroud has been great and Lukas Podolski can play there. Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla have scored a few. Even I’ve got a couple! We know we can create chances and score goals’’.
“We have to work on our team shape in terms of winning the ball back and getting into better positions. The next two months are really important and if we come out of those unscathed, we will have a real chance.
“It would mean a lot to win something. Everything, to be honest. To win something for the first team would be amazing, not just for us but the fans. I grew up watching Thierry Henry winning everything, the ‘Invincibles’ and all that.
“This season we have a bigger squad. When one goes out another comes in. It has happened many times. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has come back and is looking good. He is like a new signing, going into the last few months of the season. Podolski is getting fitter’’.
Jack Wilshere also has high hopes for England at the upcoming World Cup but he stated that it is not a very good idea to think too far ahead.
“The World Cup is something to look forward to, of course, but you cannot get ahead of yourself. For example, what has happened to Theo Walcott is terrible’’.
Walcott sustained a season ending injury that will leave him not only out for the remainder of the season but for the upcoming World Cup.
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With the Ballon d’Or edging nearer and nearer, fans, coaches and even players have already said who they believe will snatch it this year. Guardiola recently said that Ribery deserves it more than anyone else meanwhile Bale expressed his opinion by saying that his partner C.Ronaldo is the correct and appropriate candidate on winning it considering his recent burst of success not only for Real Madrid but for Portugal as well.
Jack Wilshere expressed his own opinion about who should win it as he said that Lionel Messi should win it for a 5th consecutive year.
“Some people say Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, but for me but is still Messi,” he said. “He is similar to (Mesut) Ozil in the way he makes it look so easy with the way he glides past players.” Wilshere said.
Even though Messi has been out of the pitch due to an injury for some time and will continue to be out of the playing fields, the Argentine is still a big favorite on winning the silverware once more.
Wilshere spoke in a questions and answers session on YouTube and besides stating that he still considers Lionel Messi to be the absolute best player in the world, the England international also said that he would like to play alongside the Barcelona star.
Jack Wilshere has been featured in almost every single match of this season of the Premier League for Arsenal, despite only being 21 years of age; he is a very player for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. The young midfielder pledged his future with Arsenal on a number of instances as he wants to become a legend for the squad of Arsene Wenger.
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed that people often forget that he is extremely young at just 21 years of age. Wilshere is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in England right now. England captain Steven Gerrard has himself stated that Wilshere will be the future of the England national team. The youngster has said that simply because he is the father of two kids mean that people often forget his age. This is because it is not usual for a 21-year-old to have two kids, but Wilshere also reckons that the perception may come from the fact that he has been playing first-team football for a long time.
Wilshere has been a first-team regular since the last few years while he made his debut for Arsenal as a 16-year-old. He also made his debut for the England national team at just 18 years, which is one of the lowest figures for any player at international level. Wilshere has recently been suffering from injury problems, which have kept him out of the first-team. The midfielder only made a comeback last season after spending more than a year on the sidelines. He is happy to have made more than 35 appearances last season, while he has been a first-team regular this time around.
“Yes, I do think (people forget my age). Not just because I’ve been around for a long time, but people hear I’ve got two kids and it’s not often you hear about a 21-year-old with two kids. I have been in the (Arsenal) first team since I was 16, so that is five years and that is quite a long time in football terms. I made my debut when I was 16 and the aim was to play for England and it came pretty quickly – when I was 18,” said Jack Wilshere to Arsenal’s official website.