Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that he is better suited for an attacking role than as a defensive pivot, a position in which he played against Aston Villa on Monday.
The midfielder scored one and assisted the other for Olivier Giroud as the Gunners scored two goals in under a minute to go 2-0 up in the second half. However, the Gunners slacked off in the second half, allowing Aston Villa to come back into the game and the Villans made for a nervy end to the game with Christian Benteke halving the deficit for the hosts with 15 minutes left on the clock.
The Gunners dug deep and managed to grind out a result, which takes them back to pole position. Wilshere had a great game overall, beside Mathieu Flamini but insists that he would prefer a more advanced position in the field which will allow him to play more freely and unearth his true talents.
The 22-year-old has been used in a variety of positions this season, including been shunted to the wide regions to make way for the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla who have been the architects of Arsenal's season thus far.
When asked if an advanced role is his best position, Wilshere said: "I think it is. I spoke to the manager a few times about it, and he thinks it as well. In this team we've got great competition, I think as well, and it's important we rotate a lot. We've done that this season."
"Sometimes I have to play wide, sometimes I play in the middle, but as long as the team is doing well and getting three points that's all that matters. I'm not really a defensive midfielder, I'd say I was an attacking midfielder, but if you're going to be one of those, you're going to have to create goals and score goals," he concluded.