Arsene Wenger was pleased with Jack Wilshere’s impact in Sunday’s late win over Burnley.
The midfielder made just his third Premier League appearance after coming on as a second half substitute against Burnley. He showed flashes of ability and looked to drive at the Burnley defence whenever he got on the ball.
Arsene Wenger was happy with the contribution he made, and believes he’s getting stronger with every game he plays. “I feel he did alright when he came on because he has little burst to be dangerous,” Wenger said, reports the Islington Gazette.
“I think he’s focused, determined – and that’s what he want from him. We play so many games he’s getting stronger in every game.”
The issue Wilshere has is that the odd appearance off the bench won’t be enough to get him back into the England squad. He hasn’t complained about his game time too much, and has been very professional about waiting for the opportunities to come his way.
Sunday’s cameo should help him get closer to more first-team action. Wednesday’s game against Huddersfield could give him another opportunity should Arsene Wenger opt to rotate his squad.
If not then, Wilshere could very well question if he has any future at the club. Talks about his long-term future are set to take place in December.
If he doesn’t get another Premier League appearance, his next outing will likely be against BATE Borisov in the final game of the Europa League group stage.