Arsene Wenger on Carlos Vela, winning trophies and Jack Wilshere
Written by Jeffrey on September 16, 2010 4:00
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted by his side’s performance in the Champions League as he is convinced this is the year in which the Gunners will end their silverware crisis.
Speaking right after the game, the Frenchman declared he believes his squad is well-equipped to win trophies, though he joked how apparently not everyone is taking his mission seriously. Wenger added how getting off to a flying start is always a must as it means building the right confidence ahead of a long season.
Wenger also answered questions on two of Arsenal’s most amazing talents: Jack Wilshere and Carlos Vela. On the 19-year old, Wenger said how loaning him out to Bolton was a very good decisions as it accelerated his progress and made sure he returned to Arsenal ready to play with the regular team.
The Englishman also enjoyed his first senior International game under Fabio Capello as he is enjoying one of the most impressive spells of his career. On the Mexican, Wenger concluded by saying how he is a fabulous finisher, revealing how he worked incredibly hard during the summer in order to fight for a regular place.
After Braga, Wenger said:
I am convinced [we will win trophies]. I have problems convincing you but that is normal! It is the start of the season and I think it is important that we take encouragement from what we are doing at the moment and we keep feet on the ground and a good concentration.
[Loaning Wilshere out] was important because it accelerated his career by being confronted in the Premier League and having tough games. But, of course, Jack has been educated here and he was already an outstanding player when he left for Bolton. But this is the final part of the education of a player – to be integrated into the first team and play under pressure. That was important for him.
[Carlos Vela] is an outstanding finisher who worked very hard this summer and he continues to improve. He is 21 years old and it is a fantastic quality.