Jack Wilshere says he is ‘pleased’ with his form this season but believes there is room for improvement in his game. Wilshere has had a solid start to the season after fully recovering from an ankle injury that disrupted his development for the last two years.
Wilshere hasn’t been Ramsey-esque yet in terms of his impact but surely there are signs of him getting back to his best. Arsene Wenger too acknowledged his development early this season and said this was down to his improved physical condition and a good run in the side.
Wilshere has already put in some fantastic performances this season, he was brilliant against City both in the Shield and in the league and was instrumental in the game against Besiktas.
Wilshere told Arsenal.com:
I’ve been very pleased. I said at the start of the season that it was going to take me a few games to come back to the level I was at. When you miss time at this level you lose a bit of pace, a bit of form and it takes you time to get back. I’m very pleased. The main thing that got me back is my pride. I never wanted to stop – I was never satisfied with the level I was playing at. I always knew that I could come back to a level that I wanted to be at and be able to dominate games. I’m happy at the moment but I still think I can do a little bit better.
Wilshere also admits that goals is something that he should add to his game to become a complete midfielder
I’ve said before that my goalscoring record has never been good enough and that I always want to add more goals. You look at the top midfielders in the world like Lampard and Gerrard who were getting 15 or 20 goals a season back in their day. I’m not saying I can get that many because they were specialists at that, but I could definitely get into double figures.
Wilshere isn’t quite the finished product yet. His final balls leave a lot to be desired, his lack of tactical nous and more importantly his staggering inconsistency frustrates people. For every Man City game, there is an Anderlecht one, also personally I believe goalscoring is not one of his strengths, he is more of a creator of moves than a finisher. We have that ideal goal scoring player in Ramsey and Wilshere should concentrate more on his ball retention and controlling games. He is potentially up there with Ozil and Silva but potential doesn’t always translate into reality.