Paul Scholes has claimed that Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is now England’s best player after a string of impressive performances from the 22-year-old in an England shirt.
The former Manchester United midfielder has stated that Wilshere impressed him in England’s recent Euro 2016 qualifying games against San Marino and Estonia.
Scholes wrote in The Independent about the Arsenal midfielder’s contribution to Roy Hodgsons’s side.
“I thought Jack Wilshere had two very good games for England during the last week. I would go one step further than that and say that, at the moment, Wilshere is England’s best player,”
“The penny has dropped and he has added another dimension to his game. He has always been capable of that intricate passing game. Now he can play the ball long, too. The quality of some of those passes into Wayne Rooney in Estonia was very high.”
The young Arsenal midfielder had previously been critised by Scholes for not improving his game, the 39-year-old claimed in March that Wilshere had not improved since he was 17.
“Jack Wilshere, he came on the scene and what a really top young player he looked but he’s never really gone on,” said the 39-year-old.
“Injuries haven’t helped him, no, but his development from being 17 years of age… he doesn’t look any better a player now than he did when he was 17.”
However, the young Arsenal midfelder is now beginning to prove the doubters wrong and has impressed recently for the Gunners and has now carried that form over to the international scene.
Arsenal welcome Steve Bruce’s Hull City to the Emirates on Saturday and Arsene Wenger will be hoping for more accomplished performances from the 22-year-old who seems to have upped his game this year and become an influential figure for the Gunners.
Dan Dalton, Pundit Arena.