Wilshere is the benchmark

11 May 2011 06:30
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has set a benchmark for the club's youngsters to emulate, according to team-mate Emmanuel Frimpong. The 19-year-old has been in imperious form this season and has flourished in the Gunners' midfield, leading to him being named the PFA Young Player of the Year last month. Academy graduate Wilshere came through the ranks with midfielder Frimpong, who believes those on the periphery of the first-team squad can learn a lot from the England international. "The thing that is different between Jack and most of the Arsenal reserve players is that he is very consistent," he told Arsenal TV Online. "You hardly ever see him have a bad game. "We`ve got lots of players in the reserves that are very good players, in my opinion even as good as Jack on their day. But they don't have that day as often [and] that is where the difference is. "To get into the first team you have to be playing good all the time. We have to keep working hard if we want to get where Jack is. That is where we all want to be."

Source: PA