Arsenal: Fabregas departure hurt more than RVP’s-Wilshere.
Friday, November 29, 2013-Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere, has revealed that the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona in 2011 left him devastated.
The Gunners have seen their top players leave in recent seasons such as Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie who joined Manchester United, but Wilshere says he was most upset when the Spanish playmaker left.
Speaking to the club’s official website the 21-year old said: “The one I was really upset about leaving was Fabregas, I learned so much from just watching him.
“He’s similar to me starting at a young age.
This summer things were different at Arsenal, instead of losing another top player, they broke the bank to secure the signature of Germany playmaker, Mesut Ozil and Wilshere is enjoying playing alongside the 25-year old.
Wilshere added: “I was the most upset about him leaving. But to arrive I’m excited about Ozil, he’s settled in nicely. His first game away at Sunderland he got an assist and was man of the match.
“He plays the Arsenal way and I think there’s a lot more to come. He’s so comfortable on the ball, right foot, left foot.
“If you look at his stats he runs the most, he makes it look easy but that only masks how hard he works.”
Wilshere however owes his career to Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman gave him a chance to train with the first team at the tender age of 16 years.
He continued: “He’s been the main person in my career: he gave me a chance when I was 16.
“He gave me special care, put his arm around me, he picked me out and gave me the chance to train with the first team every day and that helped my career massively, just learning from the way they play.
“Sending me on loan to Bolton, learning to play the Premier League way that was important too. Some games I didn’t play well but he still stuck with me when I made mistakes. If you make mistakes he sticks with you, and that’s huge.
“I feel like I’ve been around for a long time now, I should be used to playing week in, week out. I’m 21 but in football ages I’m a bit older than that. I’ve got a few years’ experience and hopefully that can help me, so I’m looking forward to the next three to four years.”
Wilshere scored a brace in Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League win over Marseille on Tuesday.