Ian Wright: This is my advice for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere
Ian Wright says Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere needs to be 'more mature and wiser'
Ian Wright says Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere must be “more mature and wiser”.
The Gunners star was caught up in his latest off-field controversy over the weekend which prompted criticism of the England international from some Arsenal supporters.
Wilshere hasn’t made an appearance for Arsene Wenger’s title challengers this season after spending the 2015/16 campaign sidelined with a fractured ankle.
England manager Roy Hodgson has suggested that there could still be a place in his Euro 2016 squad for Wilshere if the Arsenal man can return to first-team action before the season’s conclusion.
And former Gunners striker Wright urged Wilshere to make smarter decisions away from the pitch if the Arsenal midfielder is to realise his talent.
“[Wilshire has to be] more mature and wiser,” Wright told ESPN.
“You just want that maturity to start to kick in because at some stage he’s got to focus on being a top footballer.
“He wants to be a great footballer and leave a legacy, rather than having people talking about his off-field activities. For Jack, at some stage that has to kick in for him. And I’m sure it will.”
The 24-year-old England midfielder has scored 12 times in 154 appearances over eight seasons for the north London side.
Wilshere has netted two goals in 28 appearances for the England national team since he made his debut in 2010.