Andrey Arshavin: Why I like to play alongside Jack Wilshere
Written by Renzo on December 13, 2010 4:30
Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin revealed he loves to play alongside Jack Wilshere because the 18-year old is not afraid of playing the ball even in Arsenal’s own half.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the Russian explained the Englishman is very talented which is the reason why he was so close to make a return to Bolton Wanderers in the summer on a loan. The 29-year old believes it happens with all talented players but it just takes one second for things to change as it was the case for his team mate.
In October, the Russian explained how the two may be similar in their physical built but how football-wise they are different with Arshavin adding how Wilshere is already a better player.
The Gunners travel to Manchester this evening in their attempt to consolidate the first position in the English Premier League with Chelsea only managing a draw on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur.
On his team-mate, Arshavin said:
He is very good, a very talented player. I like to play with him because he is not afraid to play even if it is in our own box.
He just tries to play. I don’t like players which have fear. I like his brain, that’s why I like playing next to him.
It happens with every talented player [to be wanted by other teams]. Just one second and he’s the best player in the team.