Arsene Wenger: 'Wide role has helped Jack Wilshere'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Jack Wilshere has rediscovered his form after playing in a wider midfield role.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that playing Jack Wilshere out wide has brought the best out in the midfielder.

The 21-year-old has been forced to play in an unfamiliar role from his favoured position in the centre of midfield, due to the form of Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini.

Wenger believes that playing in a more advanced role than he is used to has helped Wilshere's game and is allowing him to rediscover his form after his recent injury problems.

"It does [bring the best out in him]," he told reporters. "It depends always on the collective performance because Jack is an intelligent player who finds little holes on the pitch where he can use his ability to turn the ball forwards.

"What is good for him now is that he also starts to find goals. Then he will be naturally attracted to play in a more advanced position."

Arsenal visit Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere scores his second goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille at the Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2013
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