Jack Wilshere Ready to be a Leader!

Jack Wilshere the leader

Jack Wilshere has stated that he is ready to take responsibility and take a real leadership role for the Gunners. The Jack wants to help the likes of  Thomas Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta in the dressing room and on the field. Jack despite being injured for an entire season has played 113 games for the Gunners and lets's not forget he is only 21.

He feels that he has grown as a player and more importantly, as a man as well. He is after all already the father of not one, but 2 kids.

He had this to say to Arsenal.com:

"Yes, 100 per cent," "When you become a father, not for just the first time but the second time as well, and you have a little girl, it makes you think about life. "You put them first. Before I was an 18-year-old doing what I wanted. I would get home from football and I would sleep and do what I want. I would go round my friends for dinner and stuff.

"Archie came along and things changed, you put him first, you want to see him and when the second one comes round it's the same. It's so busy now with two kids, you don't have time for your friends - you go to football and you go home, you see your kids and then you're in bed by nine o'clock. A lot of things change and you do a lot of growing up."

Wilshere also realises that he is learning from some of the very best leaders on and off the pitch.

"At the moment I would probably say it's the best atmosphere I've ever been in the dressing room," he said. "There are some real characters in there, some funny guys and some serious guys, there are professional guys who want to get things done and don't like people being late, so everyone's disciplined.

"From the team that I first broke into a lot of them have gone so I'm one of the few who's been around, there's Bac as well but I'm one of the only midfielders who has been around for a while.

"Mikel came in, he was the captain at Everton and he's the vice-captain here and you can tell by the way he is off the pitch, even when he was injured he was in the dressing room and giving us support. I do feel a bit of responsibility but I have players around to help me.

"I've grown up at this club and I have captained the Club at under-16 level, under-18 level and last season as well I got the armband for 20 minutes or so which was a nice feeling. I want to do that for this club."

Good to see that the Jack is again giving indications that he has no plans of leaving Arsenal. He wants to be captain and I feel he has a few seasons until that will happen.


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