Gunners manager speaks glowingly about young midfield player’s talents.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on the shoulders of midfield player Jack Wilshere, however, he has also warned against over playing the England international.
The 21year-old has only just returned to first-team action after a lengthy layoff with both knee and ankle injuries, however, the playmaker is set to start in the North Londoners’ FA Cup third-round replay with Swansea City at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
“Let’s not set any limitations. What is important is the day he will have made his career and thinks: ‘I have been as good as I could have hoped to be,’” Wenger told Arsenal Player.
“I have managed many great players in my life, the one common thing in their career is that they always wanted to improve. Every day they had 100% focus, they had that basic attitude right.
“You want a player of such a young age to give him time as well. I believe the most important thing is that he has talent and loves football. As long as he loves football, he will improve.
“Let’s keep that kind of important ingredient in the development of a player right, and not make them feel that they have nothing to grow for.
“In England the way to protect the players is to just let them develop naturally and not put too much pressure on them.
“Here, the expectation level is so high individually on players that they are not in a normal development, sometimes there is so much focus on them that I feel it is a handicap.”
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