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Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Future Of English Football – Xavi

Reports are out claiming that Barcelona legend Xavi hopes Arsenal crock Jack Wilshere can get beyond his injury woes.


The Spain World Cup winner reckons Arsenal midfielder Wilshere can still go on to become one of the best players in Europe.

“If he had a career that had been injury-free we would already be talking about him as one of the top central midfield players in Europe,” the 35-year-old Xavi told the Mirror.

“I have played against him, I have watched him carefully, and if he can overcome injuries, then he can still go on an be one of the best midfield players in the world.

“With all respect, he doesn’t play the English way.

“He has an excellent passing range, an ability not to lose the ball, it is clear that he has had his education at Arsenal.

“For many years now the one position England have not struggled with is world-class midfield players. Scholes, and then more recently Lampard and Gerrard.

“Now I see Wilshere as the future of English football, that is why it is so important they keep him fit.”

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