Jack Wilshere is a superstar ‘approaching the levels of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’, according to ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown.
Recent reports have suggested that the England international is now a vital part of Arsene Wenger’s plans, with a new deal in the pipeline.
This is after he found himself on the fringes last season following injury troubles, including being sent for a loan spell at Bournemouth.
“Jack [Wilshere] proved against Chelsea on Wednesday that he is well and truly back, and a force to be reckoned with,” former Gunners defender Keown says.
“He is a superstar approaching the levels of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil but, crucially, he wants to play for Arsenal.
“The uncertainty surrounding the futures of Sanchez and Ozil has created a flat feeling at Arsenal.
“Much was made of some Arsenal players not celebrating with Sanchez when he scored at Crystal Palace but that was not the case when Wilshere fired Arsenal into the lead against Chelsea. You could see how much his goal meant to everyone, including the substitutes.
“Wilshere is the figurehead in this dressing room and does not take any nonsense.
“He has taken those fighting qualities which have seen him battle back from injury and is displaying them to great effect. He is the dynamo in Arsenal’s engine room.”