Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack cross over, score a goal with a sizzling kick.
Fabio Capello sees a bright future and if all goes well and Arsene Wenger plays him more and more, Wilshere could see action in the 2010 World Cup. He dazzled in the Emirates Cup and has carried that form forward in all the other preseason friendlies.
Wenger sees a bit of Rooney.
“I believe what is good in Jack’s case,” said Wenger, “[is] he reminds me a bit of Rooney when he started”
Capello on Wilshere.
“He plays without fear, with confidence,” said the Italian. “And the other players passed the ball always to him. This is not normal to be so young and so good.”
Brian Eastick, England’s U20 coach.
“Jack Wilshere is a real talent and we think he’ll be knocking on the door of the U20 and Under-21 teams this year.”
Wilshere will get a chance to further burnish his chances as he gets a U21 call up for today’s today friendly against the Netherlands. He made it to the team following Patrice Muamba’s injury. Next month he will see action as part of the U20 squad that contests the 24 team World Cup in Egypt.
Not bad for a lad who turned 17 earlier this year.