Arsene Wenger has told midfielder Jack Wilshere to “master his life” amid the latest smoking furore the Englishmen finds himself in.
Wilshere was pictured holding a shisha pipe, resulting in a smoking debate surrounding him for the third time in two years. The 22-year-old’s commitment cannot be questioned as he continues to come back from a series of injuries with added motivation, but his image off the pitch isn’t being helped by such controversy.
Wenger on Wilshere shisha photo: "Jack is not a smoker, it is down to him to master his life."
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) February 6, 2015
Closing in on a first team return following three months out with an ankle injury, Wilshere was threatening to return to his peak form before that awful tackle from Paddy McNair.
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Arsenal have an abundance of midfield options to cover Wilshere’s absence, with our academy product’s place in the starting XI in considerable doubt. Wenger has seemingly settled on a midfielder trio of Francis Coquelin, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.
It has been a long time since one of our own made it to the very top of the game and Wilshere has the potential and quality to do exactly that; however he must be dedicated to his profession and hopefully steer clear of injuries.
Just imagine, Jack Wilshere, all the way from Hale End academy, captaining Arsenal to Champions League glory – ah, we can dream.