Jack Wilshere gave passionate speech after first win as Arsenal coach against Tottenham Hotspur
Wilshere, who was a product of Arsenal’s famous Hale End academy took his first steps into management when he was appointed as the coach of the under 18s side on the back of his retirement from playing professional football.
In his third match, he finally tasted victory, and the victory will taste extra sweet as it came against the Gunners’ arch rivals, Spurs.
16-year-old Omari Benjamin scored a hat trick as Arsenal thrashed Spurs 4-1.
After the game, Wilshere gave a passionate speech to his players.
Wilshere was heard praising his players’ attitude and mentality. He also told his players to shout as loud as they can at the end to make sure their opponents know how much the win meant to them.
Fans were quick to jump on social media to express their delight.
One fan said: “Super Jack, Arsenal through and through.”
Another tweeted: “That’s why it’s important to have Jack in the system he knows what’s it’s about to play for Arsenal.”
A third fan added: “Now we all know that Jack is more than a wonderful player. He is also a great coach who is carrying the Arsenal spirit. Well done Arsenal.”
The 30-year-old showed great quality as a player and that quality is starting to come through as a coach.
Wilshere later revealed that he roped in former team mate, Cesc Fabregas to do the pre match team talk.
He said: “I think it is important that the boys know what this means to the club and I think it is important to tell them that now so when they get to the first team they know what it means to play against Tottenham.
“Cesc was someone who taught me a lot about this game [North London Derby]. I wanted to show them that.”
🗣 “Cesc was someone who taught me a lot about this game [North London Derby]. I wanted to show them that.”— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) August 28, 2022
Jack Wilshere tells https://t.co/X71k4UP2tJ that he arranged for Cesc Fàbregas to do a pre-match team talk with the under 18s before their 4-1 win over Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/eC0Iyqdc6N
When he was appointed an academy coach at his boyhood club, Wilshere labelled the opportunity as a ‘huge honour’.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s a huge honour to have this role. It’s no secret that I love this club. I love what we stand for and you know a big part of my life was spent in this academy, some of the best days of my life.”
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