Scholes says that Arsenal star is England's best player

Jack Wilshere

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is England's best player at the moment.

Paul Scholes appears to have had a drastic change of opinion about Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.

Last season Scholes' cutting analysis of Wilshere's game was well documented, but the Gunners' midfielder's form over the international break appears to have caused him to have a re-think.

The former Manchester United man now believes that the 22-year-old is England's best player and was the Three Lions star performer against Estonia and San Marino during the most recent Euro 2016 qualifiers.

"I thought Jack Wilshere had two very good games for England during the last week. I would go one step further than that and say that, at the moment, Wilshere is England’s best player," he wrote in the Independent.

"The penny has dropped and he has added another dimension to his game. He has always been capable of that intricate passing game. Now he can play the ball long, too. The quality of some of those passes into Wayne Rooney in Estonia was very high."

Wilshere has been given a pivotal role by Roy Hodgson in the England set-up and he seems to be thriving.

Wilshere plays at the base of the diamond and dictates the pace of the game, meaning there is a lot of importance put on his performances.

Against Estonia and San Marino, his passing range was on full display, but Wilshere will know that he will have to show this sort of quality against better opposition before he fully wins over his critics.

Last season, Scholes said that there had been a lack of progression in Wilshere's game, but he seems to have reversed this opinion now and the Arsenal man will be looking to continue winning plaudits after facing much scrutiny recently. 

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