Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has praised the efforts of manager Arsene Wenger in the transfer market.

The Frenchman secured the signatures of Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla last summer after losing Robin van Persie to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

With only the Spanish international truly impressing so far, Wenger’s spending has come in for some criticism, but Wilshere believes that this is not fair and all of the players who have joined are extremely talented:

“It is strange because last time I played was with Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Alex Song and Robin van Persie, ” He told Arsenal Player.

“Now there’s the likes of Podolski, Giroud, Cazorla and Mikel Arteta.

“The boss has done excellently. He’s bought well. These players are proper footballers – they understand the game and they’ve been around.

“You look at someone like Lukas Podolski, he’s got over 100 caps for his country.

“They’re top players and it’s easy to come into a team where they understand football so well.”

He also singled out Cazorla for special praise:

“To play with someone like Santi Cazorla is so easy.

“He understands football, even little things like the pace of the pass he gives you, and his movement is outstanding.”

Wilshere is just returning to first-team action following a 17 month absence due to a succession of knee and ankle injuries.



  • edward owen
    3 years ago

    Im starting to go off wiltshire,he sounds like wengers puppet.

  • chris from Cambridge
    3 years ago

    Yes Jack but Wenger has made some bloody bad signings too. He has backed some of the wrong players and he has played otherwise good players out of position. Add the luancy of his flat wage structure and you end up where we are now. Struggling.