Jack Wilshere is just the kind of player that Arsenal needs. Not only is he one of the most talented players of his generation, but his attitude is fantastic and he is an inspiration to his team mates. The worry for Arsenal fans is that some oil rich billionaire will come along and poach him, but the England international has stated his intention of staying with Arsenal for a very long time.
“I’ve been at this club for 10 years, and to come through the academy at Hale End and break into the first team is a great story. It’s a dream.
“To have my family 20 minutes from the training ground and an hour from the stadium is perfect for me. Cesc wanted to go home. Home for me is Arsenal.
“I’ve played 39 games in the Premier league, which is nothing when you look at players like Tony Adams and how many appearances they made. That’s something I want to do.”
Jack reminds you of how football used to be, even his name sounds like a character from a black and white film, and it is great that he is a Gunner. There are a few cases of players loyal to clubs these days, like Stevie Gerrard at Liverpool, but they are few and far between.
Knowing that Wilshere will be at Arsenal for years to come allows Arsene Wenger to build a team around him without having to worry if he is going to do a van Persie. It would be nice if the board was to repay his loyalty by trying to help him win some medals. If you give Wilshere the chance, he will drive Arsenal on to success, and he is determined to do so.
“We know we can’t afford to drop points. We know we need to be in the top four. We know we need to win a trophy and get in the Champions League again.
“We do it every year and there’s no reason why we can’t do it again.”
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