Arsenal hero Liam Brady held a Q&A session while out in Singapore and named Jack Wilshere as the player in our current squad who is the most similar to him during his playing days, Arsenal Player reports.
Wilshere was likened to Brady when he broke into the first team in 2010, with the two sharing very visible similarities and the latter seems to agree.
Playing in a deep midfield role, the Arsenal have both specialised in gliding past opponents with their silky left foot and Brady is comfortable with the comparisons.
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“If there’s a player that I can liken myself to, it would be Jack (Wilshere) without a doubt,” Brady told fans in Singapore.
“Especially in the games where we saw him at the end of the season, playing for Arsenal and England, I would say he was very much like I used to play.”
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Wilshere scored a penalty against Singapore Select XI and was only one of a few players to feature in both of our fixtures while on the tour ahead of what is set to be a crucial campaign.
The midfielder must hold down a regular berth in our set-up with the likes of Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey all competing for those two midfield slots behind Mesut Ozil.
Staying fit is definitely central to the 23-year-old’s plans and should he do that, his undoubted talent will shine through with a whole nation counting on him ahead of the European Championships in 2016.