Jack Wilshere: Arsenal's best player already?

The Arsenal youngster is already considered the driving force of the squad

Richard Grainger
Published 03/30/2013 10:00 by Richard Grainger, read by 6,304 people.

The news that Jack Wilshere will return to action within two weeks will be welcome news for Arsene Wenger and all Arsenal's supporters. 

Wilshere has fast become Arsenal's most prized possession after a string of impressive performances in a side that has under-achieved this season.

Arsenal are looking to achieve fourth place in the Premier League at the expense of their rivals Tottenham Hotspur and must do so without midfielder Abou Diaby who has been sidelined for up to nine months with a cruciate ligament injury. This has made the return of Jack Wilshere an absolute must for Arsenal.

Wilshere has made a very good start to both his Arsenal and England career and Arsene Wenger must be applauded for his role in Wilshere's rise to prominence, not least the faith he has shown in the youngster by deciding not to buy a replacement for the departed Cesc Fabregas. 

Despite only seven England caps so far Wilshere is becoming a prominent part of the team and was clearly missed in the recent World Cup qualifying draw against Montenegro. His impressive man-of-the-match display against Brazil showed the exciting times that lie ahead for the youngster at international level.

Wilshere is a fantastic footballer - he has a very low sense of gravity and is capable of gliding past tackles at will. He has a drive that is second to none in the Arsenal side and his commitment to the cause is unrivaled. 

The 21-year-old is improving all the time as a footballer but if there is one criticism about his play it will be that he should be scoring more goals to complement his all-round ability. Unfortunately Wilshere has been plagued by injuries but hopefully those days are now behind him.

There is no doubt that Wilshere has the potential to be a great Arsenal and England player and if continues to develop he will become one of the most important players for England over the next decade. He also has the potential to be a future England captain and the leader of a new wave of English talent.

The challenge for Arsenal will be to keep him happy by strengthening their squad and challenging for major trophies. Arsenal's recent policy of selling star players and not replacing them in the transfer market has arguably aided Wilshere's development but now Arsenal must be more ambitious to hang on to their quality players.

Arsenal are crying out for a world class midfielder and they have been exposed in this area when Wilshere has not played. Fellow midfielders such as Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey have seriously been lacking in form and this lack of form has highlighted just how important Jack Wilshere has become to the North-London club.

Arsenal must now look to build their team and their future around Wilshere because his potential is there for all to see. Arsenal will hope that he can lead them to a major trophy, which has been seriously lacking over recent years.

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