November 22nd, 2013 by admin
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.
August 29th, 2013 by admin
Despite being one of the promising young talents in world football right now, Wilshere has made only eight appearances for the international team. This is due to the numerous injuries he has suffered in the past few years. In the season before last, he did not make any appearance for Arsenal at all. Last season, though, was better for the 20-year-old as he made 30 appearances in all competitions. He is not only returning to his former self, and he wants to leave the friendly match against Scotland without suffering any new injuries.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has always been against his players being called up for meaningless friendly matches, and the match against Scotland is exactly that. The match has little consequence on the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign, while the friendly will also miss out on the preparations for the new Premier league campaign, which will start during the weekend. Arsenal have a home match against Aston Villa and they will be looking to get off to a good start. Wilshere has said prior to the Scotland match that Wenger’s instructions were to not get injured.
This will definitely be on his mind when he steps out onto the pitch to win his ninth cap.
“Three days after this game the Premier League starts and every manager is selfish in that way. He wants his players fit and ready for Arsenal. The boss at Arsenal, he speaks to you before an England game, maybe he tries to calm you down, but I’m playing for England, he’s not going to stop me. His last words? ‘Come back fit’. I haven’t contributed anything to this qualifying campaign and I’m anxious to do so. We have four big ones coming up and I want to be involved in them,” said Wilshere.
May 14th, 2013 by admin
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has said that he expects his international teammate Jack Wilshere to be a major influence on the game when Manchester United take on Arsenal on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have already been crowned as the champions of England for the 20th time in their history. Manchester United will also be getting a guard of honour from Arsenal, but that is unlikely to prevent Arsenal from wanting to beat their old archrivals according to Carrick. Carrick has been one of the six players nominated for the PFA awards this season.
Even though he did not win the award, which ultimately went to Gareth Bale, Carrick has proven to be a crucial part of the United team in recent seasons. He has been especially important in their title winning performance this season. Wilshere is widely regarded to be one of the best in midfielders in the world, and Carrick thinks that it will be only time before he starts to dominate English football. The midfielder has missed the last few matches due to injury, but he is expected to regain his first-team spot during this weekend.
Carrick has not been in the United team in only one of the Premier league match this season.
“I’ve played against Jack a couple of times and you can see he’s a big talent with a great chance of doing really good things in the game. He’s still young and still learning but he has a lot of pressure on his shoulders because people expect big things of him. The big thing about this season is that everyone has played a part; everyone has contributed to us winning the league. We can enjoy it and play with confidence, whatever team the manager picks,” said Carrick ahead of the match on the official site of United.