Wednesday, 27th November, 2013

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere feels that he has a new-found maturity in front of goal after he scored both his side's strikes against Marseille in the Champions League last night.

That doubled Wilshere's goal total for the season and also left Arsenal in a strong position in their Champions League group with 12 points from five games.


And Wilshere, who had scored only six times in his entire career before this season, feels maturity has played a big part in seeing his finishing improve.

He said via his club's official site: "As you've seen with Aaron [Ramsey] this year, you grow up a little bit and you relax in front of goal.


"There's something that clicks when you grow and learn.

"When you're 19 and you're just getting into the team you want to do well and you're too busy trying to impress, to keep the ball, don't lose the ball and trying to fit in the team.

"Once you get older and [more] comfortable, players around you trust you.

"You get a little bit fitter as well, you can get forward a bit more and when you’re in front of goal you've watched players in the past and you’ve learnt from your past mistakes. You relax and that's the only way you're going to do well."

Wilshere also explained that he has come up with a goal target for this season: to reach double figures.

"It's hard to put your finger on it but I've set myself a target of 10 goals this season and I'm only at four so hopefully I can keep going."

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