Jack Wilshere

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes Jack Wilshere can become the complete midfielder for the Gunners.

The England international has shown glimpses of his potential this season, which led to media and TV pundits in England labelling him as the brightest prospect in English football, when he was just 16-years-old.

But Wilshere has suffered a spate of injuries in the last couple of years, which has curtailed his progress and that led to the same people criticising the England midfielder for the lack of progress from a prodigious talent to a top class footballer for club and country.

However, the Arsenal midfielder has started the current season well and made some telling contributions for his club and with England's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign gathering steam, he will hope to stake a claim for a permanent starting role in the Three Lions midfield.

The midfielder is confident that with regular playing time and minutes under his belt, he will get back to his very best, and now with midfield partner Aaron Ramsey injured, he can take his chance and prove all his critics wrong.

And teammate and close friend Szczesny feels that despite the competition for places in the Gunners squad, Wilshere has done well every time he got a chance.

"He has done well. Obviously there is a lot of competition for his spot because you have Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, plus Mikel and Mathieu playing that bit deeper," Szczesny told Arsenal's official site.

"So it's hard for him but every time he has come in and got his chance he has done very well. He got a good goal against Man City - I'm not sure he meant that! - but I'm very happy with him."

The Polish international believes that Wilshere's ability to go past players in midfield is a quality that suits Arsenal's style of play.

However, Szczesny is still not convinced that he is the complete midfielder yet, but is confident he can become one if he just adds a few more goals to his game.

"He can go past players in midfield, which is a very important quality. We are all about passing the ball and moving it quickly, but sometimes if you can get past players in midfield it gives us a massive advantage - and Jack is very comfortable doing that," the Polish stopper explained.

"That is one of his biggest qualities. If he can just add a few more goals to his game then he will be pretty much a complete player for us," the former Legia Warsaw player remarked.