Arsene Wenger was not surprised that Jack Wilshere took his Arsenal form on to the international stage and was voted Man of the Match, but he is a little concerned that too much responsibility and expectation will be heaped on the young man’s shoulders. It is up to the coaching staff at Arsenal and England to help him in this respect says Wenger, but if he is managed right, then there is nothing to stop him becoming one of the all time greats for club and country.
Arsene Wenger only used Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sparingly last season as he was obviously worried about causing the same burn-out that affected Jack Wilshere the year before, and it looks like Arsenal are still being cautious with The Ox this season as well and he has only started 15 games so far.
But Alex is more than happy to wait for his chances and hopes to grab them when he can. “I’m only 19 years of age and I’m at Arsenal Football Club,” he said. “I know I’ve got to bide my time, and maybe this is one of those times. Just to get a start was really important to me, and I know that when I get the opportunity, I’ve got to make sure I try and take it.