Jack Wilshere: How Arsenal have proved their critics wrong

Jack Wilshere believes that Arsenal are finally starting to prove their critics wrong with their recent form

Jack Wilshere believes that Arsenal have silenced their critics from recent seasons following their recent return to form.

The north London side ended their nine-year wait for a trophy last season when they beat Hull City to win the FA Cup after securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The Gunners are the in-form side in the Premier League, having won their last eight successive games to move them up to second place in the table.

And midfielder Wilshere feels that Arsene Wenger’s men have underlined the progress they have made in recent years with their eye-catching form.

“Not just over the last season, I think it’s over the last few years [that we have made progress],” Wilshere told Arsenal Player.

“We lost a lot of players from when I started in the first team, a lot of people said Arsenal would never come back but we didn’t listen to them.

“We kept going, added real quality, world-class players to the squad and the main thing here is the team ethic.

“You can see that we have a great atmosphere around, everyone wants to work for one another and we go into every game knowing we can create chances if we stay strong defensively.

Wilshere played 88 minutes for Arsenal’s Under-21 side against Reading on Monday night and will be hoping to be involved when the Gunners take on Reading again in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The midfielder has not featured for Arsenal’s first team since suffering an ankle injury back in November.

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