The plaudits are rolling in thick and fast for Jack Wilshere at present who has returned to his all action best after a man-of-the-match performance against Brazil.
Now it’s Bacary Sagna’s turn who believes his 21-year-old team mate has the mindset to cope with the huge amount of pressure placed on his shoulders – he’s been labelled the messiah for Arsenal and England football.
The French international was also on international duty during the week but contacted Wilshere after news of his inspirational performance against the former World Champions at Wembely.
And Sagna believes his meteoric rise to stardom will continue because of his hard working dedicated attitude and is someone that takes his task day by day while ignoring the thoughts of the media.
The Frenchman told Arsenal Player:
I heard he played well. I texted him and he replied to me and was quite happy. It’s good for him and I’m happy because he totally deserves it.
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He can deal with pressure. The way he wants to play [is with] power. He doesn’t think too much about his future, how well he will do, and how people will think about him.
He’s a hard worker and is always first at the training ground.
At only 21 years old, that’s not common. Usually young players leave quite early and they come in quite late. Jack is working really hard, on his body first, because he realised he needed to care about himself, and on the pitch as well.
The praise for the 21-year-old is immense and something that has not been seen since perhaps the early days of Rooney’s career – and he has hardly been an outstanding performer on the world stage.
Wilshere’s raw ability is something that has been nurtured by Wenger and under the tutorship of the Frenchman he can be the new Mr Arsenal! His commitment to the club is second to none and with his mentality he will continue to progress.
Hopefully his attitude is rubbing off on the likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jenkinson who have the ability to be important players for club and country too. The former seems to have dropped off the pace recently after a rapid rise to fame during his first season.