Jack Wilshere – The New Iniesta?

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Friday, February 18th, 2011
 

Alright, here’s the scenario. An English footballer, who’s talented, determined, driven to succeed in football and doesn’t mope or hang around in the dark. With the way English footballers are managing the game, this scenario exists only once our eyelids drop and we’re in the dream world. However, Wenger’s search has transformed that dream into reality by discovering the new Iniesta: Jack Wilshere from Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Like Wilshere himself said, ‘I have been watching them for years now. I watched them in the World Cup and many of them are World Cup winners.’ Now, he ended Wednesday’s match as he departed from the Emirates with the shirts of two top Barcelona players– Xavi and Andrés Iniesta – in his bag.

Some might think why so much excitement and exaggeration when it comes to Wilshere? Excitement perhaps, clearly at the prospect of an English footballer with obvious potential. Exaggeration? Hardly. When it comes to Wilshere’s performance during Arsenal’s victory over Barcelona, the 19-year-old displays what it really means to be an excellent footballer. He demonstrated pace, skill, fluidity and adventure and offered a promising performance to the viewers. Looking back at his academic history, let’s face it – he made his debut at the Premier League at age 16 and won his first England cap just two years later at age 18, not to mention he had already played forty-eight times for Arsenal.

In light of all this, it’s clear and fair to say that Jack Wilshere is the player we have all been waiting for. It’s no wonder why Barcelona is entertaining the idea of bidding for this promising young man. With such a striking performance and stealing the spotlight off the other players, it is crystal-clear how this young man stands out from the others letting Arsenal raise their heads higher than before. The ultimate threat put ahead for Barcelona.

It was worth watching when it appeared that Wilshere was in a tussle with Barcelona’s Xavi, tugging hard on each other’s shirts. Seeing this, it makes such a huge change from when I saw English players trailing behind the ball (during the World Cup, for example) and throwing away good chances of actually scoring a goal. This lad managed to do what some of the guys on the other teams fail to do. With a sharp player amongst the rest, it feels as if Wenger found a flame burning in a room full of darkness. Finally, a bright future – in the form of a young player – seems to have arrived for us.

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  • Rob

    Let’s just hope Crapello doesn’t mess him up with the nonsense of him being a holding midfielder. Jack is clearly much more than that.

  • Wizzerd

    He’s not the ‘new’ Iniesta. He’s Jack Wilshere, Arsenals number 19. Why keep comparing players to others?

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    he has a lot of similarities with Iniesta, i feel Jack could become one of the greats if he does not sustain too many injuries. He is at a club perfect for developing talent and playing with Nasri and Fabregas means he has great experience to learn from. His technique, close contol, skill, passing, vision and creativity is incredible and the best part, he is English

  • Arnold

    This article is so poorly written…

    e.g. – ‘Looking back at his academic history, let’s face it – he made his debut at the Premier League at age 16 and won his first England cap just two years later at age 18, not to mention he had already played forty-eight times for Arsenal’ – Let’s face what?

    e.g. – ‘It’s no wonder why Barcelona is entertaining the idea of bidding for this promising young man’ – You don’t need ‘why’ and ‘is’ should be ‘are’.

    Honestly, if you are going to go to all the ffort of wrighting something you may as well go to the trouble of doing it correctly…

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