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.
February 22nd, 2013 by admin
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has praised the performance of the Arsenal team in the second half against West Ham United. Arsenal came into the encounter on the back of the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea during the weekend. The manager Arsene Wenger said that the team cannot afford any more dropped points in the league if they are to have any hope of finishing in the top four. The team is already seven points behind the fourth placed Tottenham, although they do have game in hand against West Ham. They managed to win that game is quite stunning fashion 5-1.
However, the result could have easily been wrong for the Londoners after they were trailing in the match following a goal from James Collins early in the first half. The equaliser came minutes later in the form of a goal from Lukas Podolski, but Arsenal could not get into the lead before half-time. However, a stunning performance in the second half – especially from the German striker Lukas Podolski – ensured that Arsenal finished the match with a 5-1 victory that pushed them closer to Tottenham and Chelsea in the table. Oliver Giroud, Theo Walcott, and Santi Cazorla were the other scorers for Arsenal in the match.
“It was a tough first half for us. We knew what West Ham bring, they’re a physical team and they get behind the ball and defend. They got a good goal so we had to come out and play and in the second half for 15 minutes we really upped our game. It was a good game for us and we’re happy with the three points,” said the midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is slowly starting to influence the game more often than not after returning from more than a year on the sidelines.
January 17th, 2013 by admin
The Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has said that he will certainly repay the faith of the manager Arsene Wenger, who has always regarded the 20-year-old to be the greatest prospect for England. Wilshere came through the ranks at Arsenal, thus becoming one of the few English players to do so in recent years. The 20-year-old recently signed a five-year contract with the club, despite only recently returning from a long-term injury that kept him out for almost 15 months. The Arsenal manager Wenger has repeatedly stated that he has lot of faith in Wilshere, while he expects him to become one of the best in the world.
Wilshere has revealed that Wenger has always his faith in him. He made his debut for the club as an 18-year-old and has been one of the prominent players in recent seasons. The departure of players like Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri has helped him hugely, but he still has a long way to go according to the midfielder. Wilshere has also said that there needs to be a lot of unity between the players at Arsenal if they are to overcome the trophy drought that the club has been experiencing since 2005. Wilshere has also committed that the club’s transfer policy has changed in recent seasons.
“The manager has always been there for me. He showed faith in me when I was 18, and he stuck with me throughout the whole time I was injured. He knew the only thing that would get me better is games and he stood by me. I need to thank him for that, and yes, he was a big part of why I signed. This is my home, my family are 20 minutes away from the training ground, and my friends are all around here,” said Wilshere.
December 21st, 2012 by admin
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has confirmed that he will be signing a new contract with the club over the next few weeks. The 20-year-old midfielder has revealed that negotiations have been going on for quite a while now and they are extremely close to reaching an agreement. Wilshere has been one of the best players in England since coming through the ranks at Arsenal. Due to the fact that the club has lost several important players having failed to negotiate their contracts earlier, Arsenal are determined not to make the same mistake in the case of Jack Wilshere.
The negotiations over the possibility of the midfielder signing a new contract have begun many months ago and it is closer to being achieved according to the midfielder. Even though Arsenal have been unable to compete for major trophies, Wilshere believes that it will be only a matter of time before they are successful once again. Wilshere has said that the fans and the players are extremely disappointed at the fact that they have gone out of the League Cup, but due to the fact that they still remain in contention for the trophies, there is reason to be positive over the rest of the season.
Wilshere recently returned from a long-term injury that kept him out of action for more than a year. “I am talking to the club and I probably will be committing my future to the club in the next couple of weeks. I know the team are going through a bad stage at the moment but that is like any team. We have to know our season is not over. It was the Capital One Cup. It was not one of our main targets. We were all disappointed,” said the Arsenal midfielder after the Bradford City match.
December 14th, 2012 by admin
November 21st, 2012 by admin
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the Manchester United defender Patrice Evra simulated the injury after the challenge from Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in a recent match between the two clubs at Old Trafford. Arsenal have always been one of the main adversaries of Manchester United, but the Red Devils have been able to comfortably beat the London club at Old Trafford in recent years. They once again managed to achieve a victory during the weekend to go to the top of the table. The 2-1 victory was extremely painful on Arsenal because they played with 10 men following the red card to Jack Wilshere.
The England midfielder received his first booking of the match after just 13 min on the clock following a rash challenge on a Manchester United player. Now, the Arsenal manager has criticised Patrice Evra for making too much of the challenge from Jack Wilshere, who received a second yellow card shortly afterwards. Wilshere will now be suspended for the match against Fulham during the weekend. As a result of this defeat, Arsenal remain in the sixth position behind the likes of Tottenham and Everton. This is the worst start they have made to a Premier league season.
“I thought it was very harsh. I was surprised that the referee gave him a second yellow card. He went for the ball and Patrice Evra made the maximum of it. What is unbelievable is how naive the referee can be when he says in front of the other players. Yes, of course. He has many years in the Premier League,” said the Arsenal manager after the match. Arsenal will be hoping to put behind their recent bad run of form in the Champions League encounter against Schalke. They lost the home match against the German club at 2-0 recently.