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The Arsenal star, who has been afflicted by injury in the last year or so, has been in fine form recently and appears to be getting back to his best

When Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey were flying earlier this season, it appeared for a moment that Jack Wilshere would have to wait patiently for his chance at Arsenal.

The midfielder, who has long been regarded as one of the best youngsters England have produced, was struggling for form after returning from a lengthy injury, even as new signing Ozil was pulling the strings in midfield alongside a resurgent Ramsey.

But class is permanent and the 22-year-old has grabbed his chance after injuries to Ramsey and Mikel Arteta recently, in particular turning in match-winning displays in recent games against Cardiff and Aston Villa.

Manager Arsene Wenger certainly believes Wilshere is returning to top form as he praised him after their 2-1 win over Villa on Tuesday morning.

"Jack has got his change of pace back and his penetration," said the Arsenal manager.

"His game is about that. He's not only a passer, he's a guy who's incisive with the ball. That's his strength and for that you need to be at the top of your game physically. You can see it when he's training well physically. He's coming back to his best."

And with Wilshere himself stating that an attacking role is one he is more accustomed to instead of a defensive one, the majority of Goal Singapore readers did not disagree with his view. 73% believe that Wilshere should be played as an attacking midfielder more often, instead of being burdened with defensive duties.

With his vision, creativity and goal-scoring ability, it certainly appears that an offensive position suits Wilshere most. If he is played there regularly and gets back to the peak of his powers, as well as stay clear of the treatment room, Arsenal and England will have a world-class player back on their hands again.

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