Arsene Wenger has claimed that Jack Wilshere will get some time on the pitch in Premier League matches before long (via Arsenal.com).
Arsenal racked up a hugely satisfying win on Thursday night but many fans will have been most pleased with one particular aspect of the match.
Jack Wilshere put in an inspired performance for the Gunners against BATE Borisov, even finding the net for the first time since returning to the club.
Now that the Europa League group matches are over, many Arsenal fans are calling for Jack Wilshere to play more of a role in the Premier League, arguing that Wilshere is coming back.
“I would not even say he is coming back – he is back,” Arsene Wenger has said.
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“The next step is for him to be competitive in the Premier League and to fight for his place in the team. He will get games, he will get the opportunity to show that Jack Wilshere is back.
“I would say this is the most mature Wilshere I have seen, in the game and outside the game. He is not excessive, he has taken a distance from the pressure that was always around him.
“He is a special talent and since he was 17 all the attention in the country was on him. He has gone through huge disappointments, but now he is a father and a happy father.
“You can see he thinks with a different perspective and I personally feel this is the most mature, balanced Wilshere I have seen.”
The vast majority of Arsenal fans are delighted that Jack Wilsher is back fit and playing well for the Gunners. The midfielder has been inspired at times this season and it’s only a matter of time before we see him in the Premier League.