Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he is encouraged by the quality of player being target by the club this summer.The England midfielder reckons the Real Madrid hitman is exactly the right kind of player Arsene Wenger needs to be targeting if the Gunners are going to mount a serious title challenge to Manchester United.
The Gunners reportedly have a £70m transfer kitty and have been linked with a host of summer signings, including Everton’s Marouane Fellaini, Brazil international Julio Cesar and, most recently, Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen.
Arsenal are thought to be closing in on the signing of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, a move that excites playmaker Wilshere.
According to Espn ,he said :
You look at the type of players like Higuain we’re trying to bring in and you’ve got to be encouraged.
I’ve never played against him but anyone who plays for Real Madrid and Argentina has to be quality.
I think we need a few more, not to step right into the team but to add to the squad. We need our squad to be as deep as United’s and City’s.
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They can change their back four completely and still win. There’s no way United would have won the Premier League trophy with 18 players.
Wilshere also gave Gunners fans a boost by confirming he’s fully fit and raring to go for the new season.
When asked about his recovery progress from the ankle injury which restricted his first team appearances towards the end of last season, he said :
100 percent. I’m really looking forward to having a solid preseason.
I haven’t had one in two years and once you miss it, you’re always playing catch-up.
It’s a chance to show the manager that you deserve to be in the team and I think there’s going to be competition for a few spots.
But that’s a good thing. If you’re going to challenge for trophies, you need a big squad. You can’t expect 11 players to do it every week.
Wilshere made his comeback this season from 15 months out of action with an ankle injury, only for history to repeat itself at the end of the campaign, with the midfielder missing the Gunner’s late charge to reclaim fourth spot.
Wilshere began playing regularly, starting week in week out and becoming once again in Wenger’s eyes ‘undroppable.’The reasons for this have been two-fold, firstly Wilshere’s superb talent, and more so a lack of quality competition in Arsenal’s midfield.Wilshere will now be fit for the start of the season and hopefully he can make a menace at the start of the season.