Jack Wilshere eager to learn from Arsenal team-mate Cesc Fabregas

16 September 2010 04:18
The 18 year-old, capped by Fabio Capello for the friendly against Hungary, continued his impressive start to the season as Arsenal swept past Champions League newcomers Braga 6-0 at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, with Spain World Cup winner Fabregas netting a brace. [LNB]Wilshere was left on the bench by England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce for the recent European Championship qualifying win over Portugal, amid concerns the player's focus was not right following his arrest and subsequent bail after a late-night fracas in Kensington. [LNB] Related Articles'Fabregas in another dimension'Wenger: we must not get carried awayArsenal's Diaby set for spell on sidelinesArsenal 4 Bolton 1Arsenal's new Invincible?Walcott faces mental battleHowever, the teenager, who spent a loan spell at Bolton last season, has since shown he is very much capable of competing at the highest level. [LNB]Wilshere, who set a new record as the youngest Arsenal first-team player in the league and Europe during September 2008, declared: ''It is good to get games and hopefully I can push on from here. [LNB]''I am just trying to break into the Arsenal first team. [LNB]''Last year, I had to go out on loan to get some games because there were some world-class players at Arsenal, but I have come back with more experience and the boss thinks I am ready to challenge for a place. [LNB]''All I can do is challenge and show them what I can do.'' [LNB]Wilshere continued: ''It is perfect playing with Cesc and Alex Song in midfield. [LNB]''Playing with people like Cesc Fabregas makes it easy for you.He will talk to you and talk you through games. [LNB]''You saw what Cesc could do against Braga - it is perfect for me to learn from him.'' [LNB]The comprehensive victory over the Champions League newcomers continued Arsenal's impressive start to the new season - netting 12 goals in their three home games. [LNB]While Wenger maintains none of his squad will get carried away on their early promise, Wilshere sees no reason why the young Gunners cannot stay on course to deliver success. [LNB]''This year we are ready to go on,'' he said. [LNB]''It gives us an incentive with the final at Wembley. [LNB]''Hopefully we qualify from the group and then we see what happens.'' [LNB]Wilshere was a constant menace in and around the Braga penalty area last night, while also helping break up play in midfield. [LNB]Indeed, but for a fine save from busy keeper Felipe, he could have got on the scoresheet himself. [LNB]Wenger believes the 18-year-old has matured a lot in the past 12 months. [LNB]''The loan spell was important because it accelerated his career by being confronted in the Premier League and having tough games,'' the Arsenal manager reflected. [LNB]''Jack has been educated here and he was already an outstanding player when he left for Bolton, but this is the final part of the education of a player - to be integrated into the first team and play under pressure. That was important for him.'' [LNB]Wenger, though, admits he did not expect Wilshere, who has three Premier League starts already, to feature so prominently at this early stage of the campaign. [LNB]''Football teaches you one thing - be open-minded and never have a definite opinion,'' he said. [LNB]''You need to have opinions sometimes, but you always have to have an open mind on players because you can never predict how quickly they develop.'' [LNB]Midfielder Abou Diaby is set for a spell on the sidelines, having been ruled out by an X-rated tackle from Bolton's Paul Robinson, which went unpunished by referee Stuart Attwell, but centre-half Thomas Vermaelen could return at Sunderland on Saturday following his Achilles problem. [LNB]Arsenal will face another test of character at the Stadium of Light, where they went down 1-0 last November just after the international break. [LNB]Defender Gael Clichy maintains this time, the Gunners must show their true championship credentials. [LNB]''We know how difficult the Premier League is so we have to recover quick because we know Saturday will be a battle,'' he said. [LNB]''They are good at home and we just want to show that we can perform week in week out.'' [LNB]

Source: Telegraph