The Hawthorns

Next Game

W Brom v Arsenal

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 2 - 0 B Dortmund

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group D

Flamini backing for Wilshere

Mathieu Flamini expects Jack Wilshere to learn from his recent 'mistake' and is confident his Arsenal team-mate will continue to improve.

Last Updated: 08/10/13 at 12:22 Post Comment

Mathieu Flamini: Has offered his backing to Jack Wilshere

Mathieu Flamini: Has offered his backing to Jack Wilshere

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wilshere was pictured smoking outside a nightclub last week and the England international has subsequently confirmed there will be no repeat of the incident.

Arsene Wenger has discussed the issue with Wilshere and the midfielder went on to score the equaliser in Sunday's 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Flamini, who returned to Arsenal in the summer, has backed Wilshere following the issue and believes the matter is now behind the 21-year-old.

"Things like that can happen," Flamini is quoted in the Daily Star. "Jack was focused for the game. He is still young, he has to keep working hard.

"He is learning. I don't think that was a problem. The manager talked to him and it is behind him now.

"Jack is a very talented player with a lot of quality and he plays in a great team. He has everything to be successful.

"He has proven that to everyone, he has done well game after game and, of course, he will improve."

After the draw with West Brom, Wenger complained about the number of times Wilshere was fouled, but Flamini feels his team-mate can cope with any extra attention on the pitch.

He added: "He plays that kind of game. He gets kicked from behind or they try and jump on him.

"It is not easy when you are talented and trying to make the difference. He is a technical player, so every time he has the ball he has one or two players against him.

"Of course it is sometimes difficult to keep your calm but I think he did it well on Sunday. It was important to score that goal and he did it."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk defends Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Swansea manager Garry Monk has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League: West Brom manager Alan Irvine sees a defensive weakness in Arsenal

West Brom manager Alan Irvine hopes Arsenal's gung-ho attitude will be their undoing at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property