#EnglishMarcelo - Arsenal midfield star says he could fill in at left-back

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere reckons he could play at left-back if it ever became necessary.

Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund tomorrow with confidence coursing through the veins of the North London outfit, especially when they take a look at the Premier League table. The Gunners are undoubtedly the form team in the Premier League right now, and sit at the summit of the table, five points clear of their nearest rivals.

However if there is one venue that can subdue and tame the fiery belief such domestic form can produce it has to be Signal Iduna Park - otherwise known as the Westfalenstadium, home of Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal must face the Bundesliga powerhouse in their own backyard tomorrow night, and are currently facing even more injury problems ahead of the crunch Champions League fixture.

The club are seemingly without Kieran Gibbs for the game, after he sustained a calf strain against Liverpool at the weekend.

It is a bitter blow for the Englishman after a season that had seemingly seen him put his injury problems behind him.

But it seems one player believes he could fill in for his team-mate.

Jack Wilshere posted this tongue-in-cheek Tweet this afternoon - suggesting he could fill in the role if need be:

It interested me as I have often believed the same thing! Wilshere has all the attributes to be a very good left-back, but his other functions obviously see him used as a central midfielder - and with good reason.

But as much as admiration for Wilshere’s confidence in his positional dexterity should be exercised - for a big game like this, maybe just stick with the Spanish international Nacho Monreal.

Plus, the England international also missed training today after suffering a knock to his poorly ankle last week.

But one day who knows, Wilshere might become the #EnglishMarcelo.

Do you think Wilshere could play at left-back?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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