Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praises Jack Wilshere, but hints he still isn’t at his best

Jack Wilshere

Arsene Wenger praised Jack Wilshere following Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Hull City on Monday night, commenting: ‘he’s got his burst back’.

Arsene Wenger admitted he was delighted with Jack Wilshere’s impact after Arsenal disposed of a relegation-threatened Hull City side with ease.

The 23-year-old midfielder was the main talking point after the game and it wasn’t only the supporters that were full of praise for the England midfielder as Wenger told Arsenal.com that he had got his ‘burst back’.

‘’He [Wilshere] is full of energy and he has found his burst back,’’ explained Wenger.

‘’I’m not surprised how he played. I brought him on at 3-1 where it was not obvious. If I had any doubt I would not have brought him on.

‘’I said in the press conference on Friday that it’s the first week where he has found his acceleration in training. You could see that tonight. We still have to be patient. He’s been out for five-and-a-half months.’’

How big can a fully fit Jack Wilshere be for Arsenal?

The Gunners academy product is one of Arsenal and England’s most talented players when fit, but that doesn’t seem to be that often.

He is influential on a football pitch when at his best and had it not been for constant injuries, then the midfielder’s career could have been very different.

At 23, he still has years of football left in him and needs to look at the bigger picture.

If he can’t get up to 100% match fitness this season then he should concentrate on getting into the shape of his life for next season, in order to help his boyhood club try and claim their first Premier League title in 12 years.

If he can achieve that goal then the years of injury disappointment won't seem as bad and he will have rightfully put himself in the Arsenal history books. 

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