WTTGT Writer: Simon Bourne (Site Editor)
PFA Young Player of the Year, Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal need to take on a nasty streak if they are to win trophies. Wilshere, who recently pulled out of the England U21 squad due to fatigue, is also quoted saying that Manchester United are the best at it, and a key element of that is because ‘they get around the referee.’
Wilshere also told the Daily Mail: ‘We have to be more of a team, be more aggressive, show more authority and take control a bit more. I think we can be a bit too nice at times and some of our players would be the first to admit that.
‘We’ve been too nice in defending. I’ve heard Bacary Sagna say this year we’ve been too nice and we have to be a bit more nasty, especially on set-pieces, because we’ve conceded too many goals from set-pieces.’
The 19 year old also believes that losing Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas this summer would be a major blow for the club. He conceded: ‘He’s our best player. In some of our games he has been our best player by a mile, and we need to keep our best players if we want to win things.
‘He likes Arsenal, and I’m sure he wants to be at Arsenal. I’m sure if they can reach an agreement then he’ll want to stay. He’s the club captain and he needs to stay.
‘He’s been over in England eight years, but Barcelona is his home. It’s hard for him so I can understand where he’s coming from. He’s been great this season and we hope he can be great next season.
‘We know we need to keep up with the top four. We need to stay in the top four and push on for a trophy. We were so close this year.’