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Jack Wilshere eager to score more goals

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Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has declared he wants more goals for the Premier League side.

Much has been made of Wilshere's ability since the player's emergence.

Critical comments have been few and far between as pundits and fans have focussed on the player's knack for keeping possession and being able to distribute the ball to his teammates in a way that few players can rival.

However, one of the few weaknesses in Wilshere's game is his poor scoring record - he has scored a grand total of seven goals in his career.

The latest came at the weekend, in the 1-1 draw with West Brom.

During the game, fans had been chanting 'he smokes when he wants,' paying homage to the emergence of a photograph showing the player drawing on a cigarette outside a nightclub. In response.

Wilshere said in the Telegraph; "I'd prefer them to change it to 'he scores when he wants'" The player was illustrating his desire put the ball in the back of the net more often.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, reportedly responded with the word "no" when he was asked if he thought Wilshere could become a regular goalscorer.

However, Wilshere was quick to point out that "I think he said the same thing about [Aaron] Ramsey last season and look at him this season, he can't stop scoring. Hopefully I can prove him wrong."

Indeed, Wenger's lack of faith in Wilshere's scoring ability may go some way to explain why he invested a club record £42.4m in Mesut Ozil, a player of similar abililty to Wilshere but also someone who carries a significant goal threat.

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