Arsene Wenger: 'Jack Wilshere can play in advanced role'

Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Jack Wilshere can grow to play in an advanced role for his team.

Arsene Wenger believes that Jack Wilshere can develop into playing a more advanced role in the Arsenal side.

The 21-year-old is not renowned for his goalscoring ability having netted just twice in 25 games this season for the Gunners.

"I believe it's part of his development to play a bit more advanced," said the Arsenal manager. "You can always come deeper. He likes to come deep. In some games, he's more comfortable deeper.

"He's a bit in a situation like [Cesc] Fabregas was for a while. He said 'But I cannot score goals' but you could see it would come.

"He's more a team player than a goalscorer. He'll never be a goalscorer but he can be capable of scoring."

Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday to take on Tottenham Hotpsur in the North London derby.

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