Arsene Wenger comments on Jack Wilshere’s performance for Arsenal against Sunderland

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere started Arsenal’s Premier League game against Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club’s official website that he was pleased with Jack Wilshere’s performance against Sunderland on Wednesday.

Wilshere made his first start since November against the Black Cats in the Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium in North London.

The midfielder played for 67 minutes, and Wenger was pleased with the shift put in by him in the goalless draw.

“He (Wilshere) did alright,” the Frenchman told Arsenal’s official website. “He had a good change of pace, he gave a good chance to Mesut Ozil in the first half and he worked very hard for a guy who has not started since November. He was good.”

Against Sunderland, Wilshere took three shots, had a pass accuracy of 75%, created three chances, attempted six dribbles and made three blocks.

It was not a great display, but it was good enough for a player who has been ravaged by injuries over the past several months.

The England international made his return from a long-term ankle injury earlier this month, and there is a long way to go before he gets back to his best.

The draw with Sunderland leaves Arsenal third in the Premier League heading into the final round of matches on Sunday.

The Gunners have picked up 72 points from 37 games, three more than Manchester United, who are fourth in the standings at the moment.

Arsenal are effectively guaranteed of finishing third in the league this season, as their goal difference is much superior to that of United’s.

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