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Jack Wilshere played the full 90 minutes of Arsenal’s 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Arsene Wenger praised ‘brave’ Jack Wilshere after he shone on his first Arsenal start in 493 days as they eased past Doncaster in the Carabao Cup.

Theo Walcott scored the only goal of the night as the Gunners dominated large periods without adding to their 1-0 lead.

But it was Wilshere, who completed 90 minutes for Arsenal for the first time in almost three years, who drew plenty of plaudits for his performance.

“It was very good to have him back out there,” Wenger said.

“You can see that he’s getting more comfortable with his position now. He’s brave now and he trusts his body. That’s the most important thing, that he’s capable of playing 90 minutes.

“He will just grow with that and he was vocal as well, which was important for us, especially at the end. He kept the ball well in tight situations and to come out of that is vintage Jack.

“That’s what we want to see from him in the future here at Arsenal.”


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