• Posted on: 20 December 2012

The England national team manager Roy Hodgson has said that he feels that the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is the kind of player who is necessary for every time.

The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder is regarded as the next big thing in English football. He was one of the major absentees from the squad at the Euro 2012. However, he has been included in the squad for the friendly match against Sweden much to the annoyance of the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. This is because Wilshere has just returned from a long-term injury that has kept him out for more than 17 months.

Roy Hodgson has since made peace with the Arsenal manager by saying that he plans to use the midfielder only on a limited basis. He has praised the player by saying that he is the type of the midfielder that would make any team great. Jack Wilshere is close to achieving his full fitness after the taking part in two Premier league matches from the start. Even though he has not been able to complete 90 min, he is not far from being match fit once again. Roy Hodgson has praised the pace, mobility, and athleticism within the midfielder by claiming that he is the complete package.

"It's good to see [Wilshere] back and he is, in my opinion, the type of midfield player that all the teams are looking for today - a lot of energy, a lot of ability with the ball, capable of running with the ball, very tenacious in his play, and has got the necessary pace. One thing that becomes more and more obvious is that, the higher the level you play, the more pace, athleticism and mobility plays a part," said Jack Wilshere. England lost the match against Sweden 4-2 after an impressive four goal display by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.