Arsene Wenger has claimed that only injuries will prevent the England youngster from fulfilling his potential and having a successful career, following recent reports of a nightclub bust-up that were ‘blown out of proportion’ according to the Arsenal boss.
Wilshere, who was filmed in an altercation at around 2:15 on Sunday morning, has been backed by his manager who has reiterated that the 24-year-old had not broken any club rules and will not face any sanctions for his behaviour. The outside England Euro hopeful will be returning to U21 action against Newcastle on Friday with a view to return to first team squad before the end of the season. Speaking at his weekly press conference Arsene Wenger said the following,
“I’ve spoken to him, it looks to be taken out of proportion a little bit. You know as well that he can be provoked. It’s not easy when you’re well known today to go out anywhere, without creating some provocations. Even if you’re well known you have the right sometimes to go out.”
Despite his return to U21 action, Wilshere is not expected to contend in the first team for at least another warm up game with the youngsters, Arsene Wenger is trying to maximise the youngster’s chances of making the Euros and that requires patience. Arsenal have a fairly easy run in compared to their title rivals and their form is in decent shape, current Arsenal Stats show that the Gunners might fancy themselves to take all of their remaining Premier League games, something they will surely need to do to have even the smallest chance of beating Leicester to the finish line.
Speaking on Wilshere’s fitness misfortunes the Arsenal boss said the following,
“At the moment, he is a real football brain, he loves football. He is very serious and very dedicated. The only thing that could stop him having career he could make is injuries. I hope he can get rid of that and then he will make the career he deserves.”
Wilshere will be a welcome addition back into the Arsenal fold for the run in and with any luck the 24 year old might find himself on the plane to France come the summer.