Alex Iwobi hails inspirational Jack Wilshere as Arsenal return nears

The Arsenal youngster says the returning midfielder in an inspiration in the youth ranks.

Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi has hailed teammate Jack Wilshere as an inspiration to the club’s youngsters, in comments to the club’s official website.

The midfielder has missed the entirety of this season so far having gotten injured before the campaign kicked off.

He is now back in full training though and eyeing a return to the Arsenal first team before the end of the season as he looks to head to Euro 2016 with England.

At one stage he was the latest young Gunners starlet to break into the first team set up, with Hector Bellerin and Francis Coquelin having followed his path in recent years.

And Iwobi says that the midfielder is definitely an inspiration for the club’s youngsters.

“He’s helped me out massively. He’s brilliant on the ball, he’s able to find space and he’s the master of the no-touch turn,” Iwobi told

“He doesn’t even need to touch the ball, he just shields it with his body and turns away from defenders with ease.”

“It’s something that us youth team players used to watch and then try in training. He’s a big inspiration for us.”

Whether Wilshere can get back into this current Arsenal midfield though, remains to be seen.

Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin have formed a strong partnership in recent weeks, and although the Gunners have struggled in general, both have impressed.

His chances for England are much better, with the injury to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson opening up a slot in the squad he will be keen to fill.

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