Friday, March 12, 2010

Coyle - Wilshere's transformation is complete

Owen Coyle is adamant he has added the finishing touches necessary for
the graduation of Jack Wilshere into the Gunners first team.

Jack Wilshere who joined Bolton on loan from Arsenal, to gain
experience by playing regular football, could just be the pioneer of Arsene
Wenger's upcoming generation of young and talented players, if Coyle's
words are to be taken into full consideration.
The former Burnley and currently Bolton manager believes Jack's
performance for Bolton is simply outta this World and admits the
youngster has finally overcome obscurity, and he's happy that Wilshere
didn't pass through the system at Bolton, rather he allowed the system
to pass through him which should ensure his eligibility to stand-up and
be counted when it matters at Arsenal.
The gaffer said he's glad that Jack has learned this much and
attributed it to the player's wisdom and patience.

"I think he has the ability to play in their team. That is easy for me
to say, but I also think Arsene Wenger believes that or he wouldn't
have let him come here.

"Arsene did the same with Nicklas Bendtner, he wants his young players
to go and test themselves at the highest level.
They can go back as bona fide first-team players," Coyle enthused.
"Playing games is the best thing for anyone's development.

"Jack is playing against the best players around and showing he is
mature beyond his years. He is so clever on the ball and desperate to
do well.

"I am happy to furnish him with that opportunity. He will go back to
Arsenal as a better player," Coyle concluded.

Owen Coyle also expressed frustration at his inability to sign James
Mccarthy, when he was still running the show at Burnley and believes
the younster shares a lot of similarities with Jack Wilshere, and
blamed the youngster's price tag for his failure in his bid to capture

"I made an offer for James but he was out of our price range.

"Wigan have to be congratulated for helping him come on. I saw him get
rag-dolled on his debut but he has come back stronger and looks

"I have known him since he was 16 and coming from where he does in
Glasgow he is going to have real passion - I love that type of