Arsene Wenger willing to offer Jack Wilshere a new contract. But there’s one stipulation. He has to prove to Wenger that Wilshere’s fitness is good enough to fulfill Wilshere’s dream.
Wenger showed us his eagerness by telling us that it would be a “dream” for 25 year old Jack Wilshere to reach his full potential.
Jack Wilshere has been at Arsenal since he was 9 years old. And I can’t say that he’s had a good run at Arsenal. His career has been disrupted and ruined by injuries. Time and time again, whenever we saw the midfielder in good form, he’d be injured.
Wenger believes the Englishman who previously was “impulsive” has now quiet improved. And Arsene believes that he is quiet mature now.
He made his first start for Arsenal after a year in the Europa League tie against FC Koln which ended 3-1 with Arsenal emerging as the winners. Tonight’s fixture against Doncaster Rovers could be Wilshere’s chance to make his way back into the first team and then possibly, earn a new contract.
Wenger believes the 25 year old can still reach maximum potential, after all, he was the most sought out talent in Europe when he was just 17.
Cesc Fabregas called him the future of Arsenal football club. Xavi dubbed him the greatest English talent ever.
Furthermore, here’s what Wenger had to say about him in a recent press conference:
“It’s a dream for all of us,
I gave Jack his start at 17 years of age. You have to be convinced to play a boy at 17 that he is a special player. He is a special player, but we are all the same in that you need health to work.”
The right attitude is also clearly critical and, following some disciplinary lapses in his earlier years, Wenger now sees a different character.
“He is absolutely determined to get his place back in the team,
He got a few knocks and bruises that build a man and at the start it was all very easy for him. Jack has gone through some tough times so he has that density, that fitness now of a man who knows that life is not only easy.
“He had always common sense Jack, but he had an impulsive character. I would say he’s a much more mature man today.”
We’d love to see the maturity on the pitch soon. He truly is a great talent and nothing would make us more happy than seeing him reach his full potential.