Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shown his thoughtful side by saying that he understands the workload on Jack Wilshere but he will not rest him at this stage.
Wilshere has recovered from an ankle and knee injury this season after staying sidelined for almost 14 months. However, his form has been excellent recently, especially against Manchester City in a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates.
“Maybe [I won't rest him] in this period, but at some stage I will do it,” the manager told Arsenal Player.
“At the moment I don’t think he is overloaded because he just came back very recently, and you get the feeling that he gets stronger.
“We have a good approach taking the physical analysis and statistical analysis between what the player feels and what the medical department thinks, and you have to come to a conclusion on that.
“At the moment, all these three are positives so I don’t think at the moment I will rest him immediately. But it will happen.”
Wilshere’s exceptional performance against the champions has caught Wenger’s attention and he understands that the midfielder was subjected to some untimely challenges.
“He has a low centre of gravity, he uses it well and gets in front of people,” said Wenger. “When you provoke people, sometimes you get hit. That can happen.
“I trust my eyes on [Wilshere's burst of speed] and I would say that if you have seen the game against Man City, you are confident that he can pass people.
“One month ago you could see he would have to fight with his body to get past people. Against Man City he looked comfortable doing that.”
Compiled by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)