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Arsenal boss Wenger: ‘Mature’ Jack Wilshere isn’t on his way back – he is back

PUBLISHED: 11:59 09 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 09 December 2017

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is hoping to start against Huddersfield Town. (pic Peter Byrne/PA)

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is hoping to start against Huddersfield Town. (pic Peter Byrne/PA)

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed Jack Wilshere after another superb performance this in after he also scored his first goal for the club for two years in the 6-0 Europa League rout of BATE Borisov.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

Wilshere has been in excellent form during the Gunners European campaign this term after they topped Group with four wins, one draw and a single defeat in Cologne when they had already qualified for the knock-out stages.

With the clamour growing for the Hitchin-reared 25-year-old creative midfielder to start a Premier League match a delighted Wenger praised his player, saying:

“You will see more of him – now I would not even say he is coming back – he is back.

“The next step is for him to be competitive in the Premier League and to fight for his place in the team. He will get games, he will get the opportunity to show that Jack Wilshere is back.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION

“I would say this is the most mature Wilshere I have seen, in the game and outside the game. He is not excessive, he has taken a distance from the pressure that was always around him.

“He is a special talent and since he was 17 all the attention in the country was on him. He has gone through huge disappointments, but now he is a father and a happy father.

“You can see he thinks with a different perspective and I personally feel this is the most mature, balanced Wilshere I have seen.”

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