Jack Wilshere hails Arsenal’s best-ever dressing room atmosphere

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says the current atmosphere in the Gunners dressing room is the best that he's ever experienced

Jack Wilshere
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Photo: Nike

Jack Wilshere believes the current Arsenal dressing room boasts the “best atmosphere” that the Gunners midfielder has ever experienced.

Arsene Wenger’s men are currently two points clear at the top of the Premier League table despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Manchester United in their most recent outing.

The Gunners had put together a nine-game unbeaten run before their Old Trafford defeat, and Wilshere lifted the lid on the different personalities in the dressing room at Emirates Stadium.

“At the moment I would probably say it’s the best atmosphere I’ve ever been in the dressing room,” Wilshere told Arsenal’s website.

“There are some real characters in there, some funny guys and some serious guys, there are professional guys who want to get things done and don’t like people being late, so everyone’s disciplined.

“From the team that I first broke into a lot of them have gone so I’m one of the few who’s been around, there’s Bac [Sagna] as well but I’m one of the only midfielders who has been around for a while.

“Mikel [Arteta] came in, he was the captain at Everton and he’s the vice-captain here and you can tell by the way he is off the pitch, even when he was injured he was in the dressing room and giving us support. I do feel a bit of responsibility but I have players around to help me.

“I’ve grown up at this club and I have captained the Club at under-16 level, under-18 level and last season as well I got the armband for 20 minutes or so [against West Ham in January] which was a nice feeling. I want to do that [be a leader] for this club.”

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