Gary Neville tells Arsenal how to get the best out of Jack Wilshere
Gary Neville delivers his verdict on Jack Wilshere's best position at Arsenal
Gary Neville believes that Jack Wilshere is at his best when playing in a three-man midfield for Arsenal.
The England international has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Gunners in recent weeks after breaking into the first team.
Wilshere returned to Arsenal following a season-long loan spell at Bournemouth last term and has been fighting for a first-team spot at The Emirates.
The 25-year-old’s improving form has not gone unnoticed, with Wilshere having started both of Arsenal’s last two Premier League games.
The midfielder will be hoping to hold down a regular spot in the first team at The Emirates as he aims to win a place in the England squad for next summer’s World Cup.
And former Manchester United defender Neville believes that Wilshere is at his best when playing inside a midfield three.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: [Wilshere’s best position] has to be central midfield.
“My view is he needs two more in there with him to allow him to have the flexibility to move into different areas of the pitch.
“He is better when is freer. He is better when he moves forward and beats a man.”
Wilshere will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action on Thursday night with a trip to Crystal Palace.
The north London side are aiming to break back into the top four this season after ending up fifth last term and having to settle for a Europa League spot.
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