Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere ready to sacrifice himself for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger heaps praise on Jack Wilshere for the midfielder's willingness to switch positions for Arsenal

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere made 33 appearances for Arsenal last season Photo: Nike

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Jack Wilshere for the midfielder’s willingness to switch positions for Arsenal in recent weeks.

The 21-year-old England international has been deployed on the left side of midfield since Mesut Ozil’s arrival at the club at the end of the summer transfer window.

And Gunners boss Wenger has been delighted with the professional way in which Wilshere has adapted to a new position so impressively.

“Jack is always ready to sacrifice himself for the team and that is absolutely fantastic,” Wenger told Arsenal Player ahead of Sunday’s clash with Stoke City.

“It [the left flank] is not his best position, we all know that. But he has a lot of freedom to move inside and he plays a little bit in the Cazorla role. He does that well.

“I think he will benefit from that transitional period there and physically he will become much stronger. He needs that.

“Overall, he is very disciplined as well. He can do the physical job on the flanks. It’s the hardest job today in the modern game and he does that very well. I’m very pleased with his performances.”

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