Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lauds 'magic' Arsenal teammate Wilshere

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has praised Arsenal and England teammate Jack Wilshere in light of his performance against Scotland

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain couldn't speak highly enough of Jack Wilshere, following the 22-year-old's performance against Scotland.

England dominated a jaded-looking Scotland side in a performance that looked far too comfortable for the Three Lions, largely thanks to the Wilshere's hard work in the middle of the pitch. In fact, the Arsenal star's impact was magnified half an hour into the match when his pinpoint ball found Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to give England the lead. 

Wayne Rooney made it 2-0 to England in the opening stages of the second half before the hosts caused a scare when the influential Johnny Russell set up Andrew Robertson to make the score 2-1. 

However, not long after, Wayne Rooney sealed the win for England and ensured that the performance earned the result it deserved. 

After the match, Oxlade-Chamberlain was understandably ecstatic with his fourth international goal but decided to deflect the praise onto his provider, Wilshere. 

''As long as he can get on the ball as much as possible, it is good for him and good for the team because the more he is on the ball, the more magic that happens,'' Oxlade-Chamberlain was quoted in the London Evening Stantard as saying.

''He is always capable of playing those long balls over the top - there is always a lot of quality from him in that respect - so as forwards we have to keep making runs and I am sure he will keep finding us.'' 

Only James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne made more touches than Wilshere in the match for England, and his intelligence off the ball also aided him in making the joint most interceptions in the team.

The praise, on top of being named Man of the Match for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Slovenia, means the international break has been hugely successful for Wilshere, who continues to step up to the plate after the retirement of the experienced Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. 

It was the Arsenal midfielder's 26th cap for England overall and, barring injury, he seems destined to join the likes of Gerrard and Lampard in the select few that have got into triple figures for England appearances. And on his current showing, it would be no less than his talent deserves. 

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