Once again, full 90 minutes for Jack Wilshere in Arsenal’s game at BATE Borisov, a 4-2 victory in the Europa League, in which the 25-year-old was among the best.
He had an outstanding first half, and he did fight until the end. I think he is on a good way back to his best. He has shown that tonight
Arsene Wenger told reporters after the game in Belarus. Wilshere assisted Theo Walcott in Arsenal’s first goal, and almost got a second assist to his name a little later, when he fed Walcott again, only for his cross to hit the post.
He is at an age where a player normally gets to the best of his career. He is on the way up, and he has only been stopped by a series of injuries
the Arsenal manager said, confident that if his player stays fit and healthy, he will finally fulfill his true potential.
Hopefully, I just pray that he is not hampered anymore by any problems and then we will see him getting stronger and stronger. He has shown again tonight that he has not lost his football
Wenger said. The Frenchman dedicated a line to Olivier Giroud well, who scored his 100th goal for the Gunners.
I just congratulated him for his remarkable achievement. He is in good company, when you look at the number of goals he’s scored
were his words, referring to Thierry Henry and Ian Wright among others, also members of Arsenal’s ‘century club’.