Jack Wilshere: Gervinho? Impressive, he can hit 10-15 goals a season
Written by Renzo on July 24, 2011 19:30
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was delighted with yesterday’s win over Cologne, in Germany, as he was full of praise for new arrival Gervinho.
Speaking to Arsenal Player after the game, the Englishman confessed that the friendly game was a much tougher test than the two games the Gunners played in Asia adding that they started well, scored an early goal and put pressure on the local side, just what they wanted to do in the early part of he game.
Asked about Gervinho’s two goals, the 19-year old said that he was very impressed with the winger’s debut, a good addition to the squad as he can time his runs to perfection and score goals.
On what the Ivory Coast International can add to the squad, Wilshere concluded by saying that he is a player similar to Theo Walcott as he can can cause all sorts of trouble to the opposition and capable of scoring between 10 to 15 goals in a season.
After the 1-2 win, Wilshere said:
It was a good work out against a stronger team that those we played in China, no disrespect but these were a top team.
It was a good workout on the goal, good win today. We were unlucky with the own goal, we don’t see as many own goals as good as that but we’re happy with the fitness and the result.
We started off well, that was the idea to get on top of them, get an early goal and keep the pressure. We are working on defending hard on the pitch and I think we’ve done that well today, I hope we can continue going into the season.
[Gervinho?] Very impressed, the timing of his runs and even when he got on the end of the ball, he had a finish, I’m very impressed, he’s a good addition to the squad and I hope he can do it.
I think his first touch was a goal, if he can keep carry on that form this season we have a new player who can get in 10 or 15 goals a season.
It’s a midfielder’s dream when you get players that run in behind like that. The timing of his run was perfect and really [it was] an easy pass where I had to chip it over the defender and he was on to it and it was a good finish.
[What he can add?] He’s similar to Theo [Walcott], obviously each one of the wingers is different and he can score goals as well and that’s what we need, goalscorers and players who are dangerous for the opposition.