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Wilshere is the Future – Capello

Wilshere has became a regular for Arsenal this season

19-year old Jack Wilshere has been labelled ‘the future’ of England by manager, Fabio Capello.

The youngster has now played for England at every level and managers Arsene Wenger and Owen Coyle have already made themselves obvious admirers of the midfielder.

This season Wilshere has featured regularly within the Arsenal first eleven. He has made 29 appearances, scored 2 goals and made 8 assists in all competitions.

Fabio Capello has revealed that a new tactical masterplan revolves around the Arsenal starlet who made his international debut in an August friendly win over Hungary.

“Wilshere will be one of the new players for the next game,” he said. “I’ve monitored him for five months. He has improved a lot from the start of the season and he’s a really, really, interesting player.

“Now I want to try to put him in this position – in front of the back four, to be the fulcrum of the team.

“I have to decide, because he’s so young, if he should stay alone in midfield. If he is the only one there, it could be dangerous.

“We have to decide on that in the two days we stay together before the game. But I think he’s one of the most interesting players in this moment. I think he’s mature enough to play this role.

“When he started, on some occasions I saw that he played without big confidence. He was timid, shy. Now every game he improves a lot, he plays with confidence, without fear. He tries to win. He’s very important.”

Wilshere made 14 appearances under Owen Coyle on loan at Bolton Wanderers last season and was praised by Coyle due to his ability to “tackle and take a knock” despite his height issues.

England’s defensive midfield role has been in shambles since the long-term injury of Owen Hargreaves has occurred many times.

Gareth Barry tried to fill the hole during the World Cup but was unsuccessful.

Now Capello is confident that Wilshere can step up to the plate and develop into one of England’s greatest ever talents.

Wilshere will be looking to put in a good performance for his side against Huddersfield in tomorrows FA Cup clash at the Emirates, and undoubtedly we’ll see much more of him in the future.

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About Tom Bennett

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