Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere admits that he needs to add more goals to his game if he is to emerge as one of the game’s leading midfielders.
Following an injury plagued few years, the England star now appears to be getting back to the type of form that saw him ranked amongst some of the game’s brightest stars, featuring 18 times for both club and country so far this term.
However, despite playing regularly, he has only managed to score once, netting in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City back in September and has some way to go if he is to reach his target of 10 for the season.
Growing up, Wilshere idolised the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard and always hoped to emulate their ability to both create chances and finish them off.
With Arsenal seemingly lacking a truly top class striker in their ranks, extra emphasis inevitably falls on those behind Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck to produce extra ammunition as they go hunting silverware, with them currently 25.00 to win the Premier League and 26.00 to claim the Champions League.
The 22-year-old knows that to be ranked amongst the best in his position he needs to score more goals and is confident he can start firing on a more regular basis.
“I’ve said before that my goalscoring record has never been good enough and that I always want to add more goals,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. “You look at the top midfielders in the world like Lampard and Gerrard who were getting 15 or 20 goals a season back in their day.
“I’m not saying I can get that many because they were specialists at that, but I could definitely get into double figures.”