German wonderkid Marco Reus has called Jack Wilshere ‘perfect’ and waxed lyrical over the Arsenal midfielder’s technique.
“A perfect player,” he said of Wilshere. “Boy, he’s fucking good. He’s so quick and skilful with the ball at his feet.”
And having grown up at Dortmund, Reus cites Tomas Rosicky as his inspiration and idol, claiming that injuries have robbed him, and Arsenal, of a truly great player.
“My idol was always Tomas Rosicky,” he said. “He used to be phenomenal. He had such a good eye for an opening and knew where his team-mates were, and he was so quick.
“Rosicky had great technique and was so intelligent and mature even though he was still young at Dortmund. I copied everything about him – right down to his sweatbands.
“He was so unlucky he had bad injuries at Arsenal because, otherwise, he would be one of the world’s best players.”
With Arsene Wenger looking more and more at Germany for his transfer business, and with the Gunners long linked with both Reus and teammate Mario Götze, perhaps he could play alongside Rosicky and see first hand just how good Jack is.
Hey, it costs nothing to dream.