Wenger backs Arsenal’s Wilshere to add scoring touch to his game

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger believes Jack Wilshere will soon start finding the net more regularly for the Gunners

The Sport Review staff
By    
jack wilshere
Jack Wilshere missed the whole of the 2011-12 season through injury Photo: Nike

jack wilshere

Arsène Wenger is backing Jack Wilshere to begin finding the net more regularly after the midfielder’s goal helped Arsenal beat Montpellier on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old’s strike four minutes after half-time gave the Gunners the lead against the Ligue 1 side, before Lukas Podolski’s volley made the three points secure and sealed Arsenal’s spot in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Wilshere’s goal at the Emirates was just his fourth for Arsenal but Wenger believes it is an attribute the England international will gradually add to his game.

“It [Wilshere’s scoring record] will get better,” said Wenger, whose side travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.

“In his first season he became obsessed, well that is a big word, maybe a little bit disappointed that he didn’t score more goals.

“He focuses on what is important for a midfielder: defend well, make the team play well and then he will get on the end of things. He showed that last night.”

Wenger admits he is thrilled to see Wilshere gradually getting back to his best after his 17-month spell on the sidelines.

“It’s fantastic,” added the Gunners boss. “I always said if we have Jack back in January, we [would] have done well. He has done much better than expected.

“What is good to see as well, is that he can absorb games now. I don’t forget that he has been out for 17 months and that we still have to be a bit sensible.”

MORE: Seven reasons why Chelsea must keep Cesc Fabregas

MORE: 20 Chelsea targets Conte could sign to replace Terry

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Watch: Man United’s David De Gea embarrassed by Chelsea star’s wonder-goal
The Sport Review
Miami WTA Preview: Kerber and Pliskova head field, but Vesnina and Kuznetsova on a roll
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
20 Chelsea transfer targets Antonio Conte could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Miami Open 2017: British hopes rest on Konta, as Edmund, Evans, Watson, Bedene lose openers
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Man United exit
The Sport Review
Alan Shearer predicts where Man United and Arsenal will finish this season