Arsenal's Samir Nasri hails Jack Wilshere after Carling Cup victory over Tottenham

22 September 2010 07:46
Wilshere was outstanding in midfield as Arsenal won after extra time at White Hart Lane, where Nasri scored two penalties in the additional 30 minutes. [LNB]"He's a really good player," Nasri said. "Last year when he went (on loan) to Bolton it helped him because he played a lot of games with Bolton. [LNB] Related ArticlesTottenham Hotspur 1 Arsenal 4; aetGibbs suffers suspected broken metatarsalTottenham misfire in the battle of the young gunsCarling Cup third round: live scoresArs? Wenger accepts ban for misconductWenger facing touchline ban"Now he's ready to play and be a good player for Arsenal. And I think England need a player like him. Jack is a wonderful prospect for the future." [LNB]Nasri also revealed he had agreed with manager Arsene Wenger that he would take the spot-kicks, after Tomas Rosicky missed from 12 yards against Sunderland on Saturday. [LNB]"I provoked the foul and then I didn't take the penalty," Nasri said. "But after I talked with the boss and said, 'Next time I will take the penalty', and I scored." [LNB]Wilshere is hoping Arsenal can go all the way to Wembley in the competition, but said: "We don't want to get ahead of ourselves. In the last couple of years we fell short. [LNB]"Hopefully we can concentrate on each match as they come and hopefully we can win it."[LNB]Wenger also hailed Wilshere's display, adding: "We know that he's an outstanding football player. [LNB]"But he can get tackles and give tackles, he's tough. I believe he has an outstanding future. He just needs to keep well, humble and enjoy his game." [LNB]Wenger admits 18-year-old Wilshere is ahead of where he expected him to be in his career progression. [LNB]"He's much ahead," Wenger said. "But I believe as well that talented players play early. All the big players play early, at the age of 18 they start to play at the top level. [LNB]"He can handle it. If he can handle it mentally what happens to him there is no problem, he will be a great player."[LNB]

Source: Telegraph