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

Wenger: 'Wilshere can play in advanced role'
© PA Photos
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.


Bayern players celebrate after Toni Kroos gives them a 1-0 lead over Arsenal on February 19, 2013
Read Next:
Redknapp: Arsenal were "crippled with fear"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account