Jack Wilshere reminds Wenger of Rooney



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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has compared 17-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere with Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney.

Both players has hit the headlines at an early stage of their careers and Wilshere has now even been linked with England’s squad for the 2010 World Cup.

“What is good in his case is he reminds me a bit of Rooney when he started, in his belief and his positive attitude to go forwards,” said Wenger.

“For the rest, he has still a lot to learn, relations with other players team-wise, but there are some great basics there.”

He added: “As a manager you do not want a guy to be a star before he has delivered, and maybe here that is more difficult than anywhere else.”

source – skysports news