Former Arsenal midfielder turned youth coach Liam Brady has backed Gunners youngster Jack Wilshere to feature in the first team next season.
"He is a special kid. He has got great awareness with his passing ability and he can run with the ball," Brady told Setanta Sports.
"He just needs to keep on learning but he is the kind of kid who’ll want to learn and do better.
"I think he has a tremendous career in football ahead of him."
After an impressive campaign in the youth ranks, Brady believes that if Wilshere makes a good start to the pre-season, he will have a greater chance of first team action.
"Jack is going to have a rest now and he’ll be stronger when he comes back," added Brady.
"What he does in pre-season will dictate whether the manager feels he is ready to be in his team from the start, but I think it won’t be long before he will be."
Stephen Crawford, Goal.com