Penny has dropped for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, says Man Utd legend

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says the penny has dropped for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Scholes believes “the penny has dropped” for Jack Wilshere since the Manchester United legend criticised the Arsenal midfielder last season.

The 22-year-old has impressed for England during the international break, producing eye-catching displays in wins against San Marino and Estonia.

I would go one step further than that and say that at the moment he is England’s best player

Paul Scholes

Scholes claimed that Wilshere had not progressed since the Gunners midfielder emerged as a promising talent at the north London side in 2010.

However, the decorated former United midfielder has reversed his opinion on Wilshere, hailing the Arsenal man as England’s best player.

“Jack Wilshere had two very good games for England over the last week,” Scholes wrote in his Evening Standard column. “I would go one step further than that and say that at the moment he is England’s best player.”

Wilshere added: “I think the penny has dropped and he has added another dimension to his game.

“He has always been capable of intricate passing. Now he can play the ball long, too. The quality of some of those passes into Wayne Rooney in Estonia was high.

“You cannot underestimate the importance of eye contact between a midfielder and a striker in those situations. With the great forwards I played with it was often the case that you did not need a call or a signal.

“Often it was just a look and it was enough to know where they were going. Wilshere and Rooney seemed to have that.”

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