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Midfielder: Arsenal’s technique best in PL

Confident Wilshere looks to live up to expectations

By | 17th December 2012
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Jack Wilshere believes that his Arsenal side remains the most technically astute in the Barclays Premier League despite being eighth in the standings ahead of tonight’s match away to Reading.

England starlet Wilshere, who recently returned from a long spell on the sidelines, has improved his fitness and contribution levels with every passing match but the Gunners are yet to to put together a decisive winning streak.

The recent League Cup elimination didn’t help either but Wilshere feels that if the squad can stay strong and retain the belief, their supreme skill can once again elevate them to compete near the top.

“I think technically we are probably the best team out there. We keep the ball well and that’s what we have to try to do against Reading. We need to try to create chances, outplay them and also remember our defensive duties,” Wilshere told the Gunners’ official website as he looked forward to winning all three points at stake.

The 20-year old added: “We have to get the result, that’s the main thing. We know it won’t be easy, especially having just lost at Bradford.

“They [Reading] can play football as well, they are desperate for a win too, down the bottom of the league. So we need to roll our sleeves up, put our foot in and do what we are good at – keeping the ball. When we create chances we know we have to take them.”

Back to the basics

Although Wilshere understands that the pressure is mounting on Arsene Wenger and will continue to shift towards the club’s players at the current rate, he simply wants his teammates to remember the basics that create chances for a win.

“A lot of people are criticizing the manager at the moment, but there will be a time when they look at the players and ask questions of us. We don’t want that, so we have to stepĀ up and be counted.

“As soon as we lose the ball we have to win it back. As long as we have possession, the opposition can’t score. That’s where we start from, and then when we create chances we’ve got to score them,” he concluded.

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