DREAMING OF STEVIE G
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed that he wants to be the Steven Gerrard for the club. The 32-year-old Liverpool midfielder is regarded as the heartbeat of the Liverpool team, while he has been responsible for helping them get out of several troubles over the last decade. He is also regarded as one of the best in the world. The 20-year-old Jack Wilshere has revealed that he considers Gerrard to be his inspiration so much so that he wants to be the Gerrard for Arsenal. Arsenal have been missing a driving force in the midfield since the days of Patrick Vieira.
The former midfielder Cesc Fabregas came close to replacing him, but he has since departed for Barcelona. Even though Wilshere is not in the mould as Vieira, he has managed to dominate games recently. After scoring in the 1-0 win over Swansea in the third round replay of the FA Cup, Wilshere said that he wants to dominate games and score many goals like Gerrard does for Liverpool. The England international has also compared his goal against Swansea to the one scored by Gerrard in the 2006 FA Cup final. Gerrard almost single-handedly helped Liverpool the trophy back then. Wilshere regards Gerrard as someone he looks for inspiration.
“I remember Gerrard scoring a similar goal to mine in the final against West Ham and the one in the Champions League game against Olympiakos. He is a great player, I think I’m a bit different. His long passing is better than mine. He is a great role model. He’s been the heartbeat of Liverpool for years. He has also been the stand-out performer for England as well. He is a great role model for me. If I can get anywhere near as good as him and drive the team forward like he does, then I will be happy,” said Wilshere.