There is no doubt that Jack Wilshere has the potential to become one of the top young midfielders in the world but there may be numerous factors preventing him from reaching the top.
Wilshere has been tipped by many pundits to be England captain. Alan Shearer spoke in this matter when questioned about Wilshere’s future. Quoted in the Daily Mail, he said: “I think he will be the England captain.
"He has everything about his game that a midfielder should have; he scores goals, he creates and he can be strong in the tackle if he wants to."
This shows how successful Wilshere has been since breaking into the Arsenal squad, but he has been riddled with numerous numbers of ankle and knee injuries in the last couple of seasons which has disrupted his development on and off the field.
A top young footballer that is trying to establish himself in the Premier League needs a solid amount of consecutive games to adapt to the demands of the best league in the world.
Although Wilshere has earned sixty-nine appearances for Arsenal, he has struggled to put a run of games together in the last couple of seasons.
Another reason why Wilshere may struggle to grow into his full potential is that with the recent form of Aaron Ramsey and the arrival of their marquee signing Mesut Özil in the summer, Wilshere has had to adapt to the left- midfield position in his last couple of games.
This could hinder Wilshere’s development as he will have to adjust to a whole new unfamiliar position and won’t be able to express his full ability. In Arsenal's 1-1 draw with West Brom Albion, Wilshere had a quiet and quite unproductive game.
Until in the second half, Wilshere was designated a more central role which had a huge impact on the outcome of the game, as Wilshere picked up a lay off from Tomas Rosicky in the sixty-third minute and hit a sweet strike on the half volley that nestled in the bottom right hand corner.
With Santi Cazorla soon back from injury to fill that left midfield role and Ramsey and Özil in inspiring form Wilshere will struggle to find a shirt for their clash with relegation battling Norwich city next Saturday.
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