Robson: Wilshere's nowhere near the finished article... he needs to score more

By Andrew Warshaw

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Jack Wilshere, trumpeted as the future of England’s midfield, is nowhere near the finished article, according to Bryan Robson.

Arsenal’s 21-year-old star has been ruled out of Wednesday’s fixture against the Republic of Ireland and next Sunday’s friendly against Brazil because of an ankle problem that requires surgery.

But when he returns, says former England skipper Robson, he must start scoring more goals and being more influential in order to emulate the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

Not yet: Jack Wilshere (right) is nowhere near the finished article, claims Bryan Robson (below left)

Not yet: Jack Wilshere (right) is nowhere near the finished article, claims Bryan Robson (below left)

Bryan Robson (left)

Bryan Robson (left)

‘Jack is more or less an attacking midfield player but he doesn’t score enough goals,’ said Robson, who scored 26 times in his 90 caps.

‘So he has either got to get his timing right to get into the box to score more or he has to practice on the training pitch how to actually finish how Steven Gerrard would. Gerrard can play in a sitting role and still score you a cracking goal from 25 yards. I don’t see Wilshere doing that.’

 

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This guy will never be as good as people think, hes a standard above average player. Media have hyped him up too much and that expectation doesnt match up to his quality. Personally i dont see him getting into Utd, chelsea or man city's first team squad yet hes 'the future of England'. Just let him play well consistently for a season being the main influential player like Lamps and Gerrard and then start talking.

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Robson you're a waste of space, please keep your opinion to yourself - Alejandro Sanchez, Londres Inglaterra If Bryan Robson, a Manchester United legend and captain of England for almost ten years, is a waste of space, what does that make you, sitting behind the safety of your computer screen insulting him?

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The only thingng the 2 have in common is that they tackle recklessly. Robson's determination caused him so many injuries. With Wilshire he just seems to lunge in - and thats going to be his downfall. He's going to get injured lots - or get sent off lots. Although I think he's a decent guy and very articulate etc. Footballing wise he has miles to go before he even gets close to Robson. He carried an average MU team through the 80s yet in my opinion he's the best English midfielder in at least the last 50 years. Nowadays he would be selling for 100 million if he was say 23.

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Maybe a spell as gareth bales boot boy would help . come down to the lane sonny jim, givgareths boots a good polish for him lol

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Wilshire needs the doner kebabs, i know thats hard at arsenal but if the lads to suceed and all that. maybe the odd shish or mixed kebab no chilli sauce will help lol come on you spurs,

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England fans gotnto face itv...Overhyping ur players leads to low performance ..and if someone comes out to say it how its ...some keyboarr geniuses will be first to trash em out...... Wilshere is a good player no doubt, but the media got to keep it cool

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needs to lean to kick with 2 feet go and spend a couple years in Germany.............they have about 5 or 6 so called Jack Wilshere's............... media hype.

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well you just can't match one of the greatest of all time (Gerrard) overnight. Give him some time

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Needs to score? I thought he had a girlfriend already? Wont she be upset?

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Needs to score? I hardly think illegal substance abuse will help him here?

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