Jack Wilshere may not have played much football this season, but he’s still a role model for the Arsenal youngsters, and has even had a skill move named after him, according to Arsenal.com.
Speaking to the club’s official website, teenage Arsenal star Alex Iwobi spoke of how inspirational Wilshere has been to the youth teams, and claimed they used to get together and practice the “Jack Wilshere turn”.
“He’s brilliant on the ball, he’s able to find space and he’s the master of the no-touch turn,” Iwobi said.
“He doesn’t even need to touch the ball, he just shields it with his body and turns away from defenders with ease.
“It’s something that us youth team players used to watch and then try in training.
“He’s a big inspiration for us. A couple of times in training we used to get together and practice the ‘Jack Wilshere turn’, but nobody can do it as well as he can!”
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Wilshere’s injury problems continue to destroy his career, with his first minutes of the campaign coming against Sunderland last weekend. He made a cameo appearance after replacing Mesut Özil, but looked to settle straight back into the groove.
Many Arsenal fans are growing tired of Wilshere and his constant injuries, feeling like it’s pointless relying on a player who struggles to stay fit for any length of time whatsoever. He’s clearly still well respected at the club though, and his talent is appreciated by those closest to him.
If he can get over his injury problems then he could still blossom into a top quality player and an Arsenal legend.
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He’ll definitely go down in the history books if he actually has a skill move named after him, but it will have to spread to more than just his fellow Arsenal players for that to happen.