Young midfielder happy with squad rotation.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he is not concerned to have started last night’s win over Napoli on the bench, according to Sky Sports.
The 21-year-old, rated as one of the best prospects in English football, has been a key player for Arsenal since returning from a long-term injury last season, though he was not included in the starting lineup in a superb display from the Gunners to overcome visitors Napoli 2-0 in their second game of the season in the Champions League.
With the signing of Mesut Ozil and the fine form of Aaron Ramsey, Wilshere could start to find increased competition for places in the Arsenal squad as the likes of Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla come back from injury as well.
However, Wilshere is not concerned about losing his place, as he feels happy to have the occasional rest and for Arsenal’s strength in depth to show.
He also added that competition is something he’s used to and that it actually brings the best out of him.
“It was just a formation thing. I am feeling fine, (Tomas) Rosicky is coming back from injury and needed a game,” he said.
“I have played a lot of games recently, so I was just happy to get on and help at the end.
“We still have Santi Cazorla to come back, so we are going to have a great squad.
“When I (first) broke into the team, it was similar – there was (Cesc) Fabregas, (Abou) Diaby, (Alex) Song, players like that.
“It brings the best out of me and it will bring the best out of the other players as well.”
Since becoming a regular for Arsenal in 2010, Wilshere has amassed over 100 appearances for the club, as well as becoming a regular for the England national team, winning 10 caps for Roy Hodgson’s side.