Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta gave an emotional backing to the stricken Jack Wilshere at a press conference ahead of our opening Champions League fixture against Dinamo Zagreb, the Daily Mail reports.
Wilshere was playing close to his full potential since the backend of lasts season and his latest setback is a frustration for everyone connected to our club.
His background, considering that he’s arguably the biggest success story of our academy over the past decade, give Wilshere a special tie to the club.
Arteta recognises this and believes that our players have a duty to convince Wilshere than he can be a success.
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“He has an enormous talent and support from every department of the club, and from the players because we feel sorry for him,” Arteta told the gathering media.
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“We know we cannot waste his talent because he has an amazing career ahead of him. We are responsible for putting that into his head every day.”
Wilshere has previously been viewed as a future captain for us and with Arsene Wenger intent on playing with a deep-lying playmaker alongside Francis Coquelin, the England midfielder seems like a natural replacement for Santi Cazorla.
Wilshere’s injuries have all been traumatic ones and should he overcome future accidents, hopefully, he can go on to have the career many predicted for him when he broke onto the scene.
Get well soon, Jack!