Saturday, March 2, 2013

Can Jack Wilshere be the saviour for both club and country?

Every team that wants to achieve constant success require quality and consistent players. These players are often the ones that can single-handedly win a game with one moment of magic. Arsenal Football Club have been lacking this kind of a leader for a long while now. With Jack Wilshere putting together some great form since his return from a long-term injury Arsenal are hoping he is their leader. 

What went wrong for Jack?

Before his injury Jack was dominating games and showing that he can have an impact on every aspect of each game he participates in. Once Jack started to suffer one serious injury after another both Arsenal and Jack's country England both began to worry that they would indeed have a world-class player, but also one who spends most of his career injured. However Jack has been back for a few months now and has already proven he can be a dominant player at every level.

Before his injury many will remember him showcasing his talent against Barcelona in which he performed better than world-class players Xavi, Iniesta and Messi. With many other great games, but most notably this one, both Arsenal and England's fans began to generate huge excitement for their new star.

How much difference can he make?

Jack Wilshere has instantly shown his importance to the Arsenal team and proven he can become their key player. Soon after his return from his injuries he played for England against Brazil in which he was the star of the show and selected as the Man Of The Match. A game against Brazil is not usually one England would win but with Jack in form they were able to grab a 2-1 win, in which they gave one of their best footballing displays in recent years.

With Jack proving his importance to both his country and club many are wondering how far can he take the pair? To most it would seem that Jack is capable of almost anything achievable in the world of football, but he will need to remain healthy, focused and motivated in order to reach his full potential.

Many of the games elite stars have complimented his ability and recently Arsenal star Santi Cazorla said "He can do great things. As such, it's normal that England and Arsenal see him as a great hope, because he's very young, he has a brilliant career ahead of him, a lot of potential." The pair have only been on the same team for a matter of months and have both only been in the first team together for a short while, yet Santi understands the capabilities Jack possesses and knows that he has all of the necessary tools to be one of Arsenal and England's greatest talents.

The hype around him is indeed justified, but some are getting carried away and putting too much pressure on him. It is hard to remember that the boy is only twenty-one and has a long career ahead and the pressure should at times be eased so he is able to achieve the greatness we all see he is capable of. Will Jack Wilshere be one of the worlds best players in years to come? Only time will tell but it is looking good for one of footballs most exciting youngsters.

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