Scholes lambasts against stunted Wilshere and Arsenalís clueless midfield
Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has criticized Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere for not becoming the player he once promised to be. Scholes believes Wilshere could have done better talents and evolved into a better midfielder under the watchful of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Scholes sees Wilshere performing at the same capacity as he used to when broke into the team at the age of 17 years. Scholes, who was a Sky Sports pundit after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Swansea, insists the England international should have become a stronger midfield character.
Wilshere is expected to be a hot topic of debate in England and Arsenal circles. Wilshere is considered to be the future of England’s midfield and the heart of Arsenal’s current midfield. Therefore, Scholes’ scathing attack on Wilshere is expected to capture attention quickly.
Many pundits have suggested that the 22-year-old English midfielder, Wilshere, is the most talented midfielder England has seen since Scholes was in in his prime for Manchester United and England. Scholes, who has won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United, believes calling Wilshere the best cannot be a fact.
“When Jack Wilshere came on the scene, what a top young player he looked,” Scholes said. “Injuries haven't helped him, but his development from 17 years of age, he doesn't look any better player now than he did when he was 17.
“He needs people like [Patrick] Vieira, characters like that, to take him on to the next level. Characters and leaders are important. You play Arsenal now, get stuck in about them and you've won the game.”
Scholes show no mercy in using his tongue against Wenger as well. The Manchester United legend believes Wenger and his team have put forth abysmal form in a week which has seen their team face a 6-0 thumping from Chelsea and then a 2-2 draw to Swansea City at home.
“It's probably a typical week for Arsenal really,” said Scholes. “They capitulated at Chelsea and it seems to be a similar theme that happens when they play the top teams. It happened at Liverpool, they conceded six at [Manchester] City and for one reason or another, players just seem to go missing.”
Scholes further criticized Arsenal’s other midfielders suggesting that it appears they have get “on the pitch with no discipline”. Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Mesut Ozil came under fire for being unable to control the tempo of the game and not being on the pitch where they were needed the most.