Jack Wilshere was influential as Arsenal recorded a thrilling 2-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona three weeks ago.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi were on show but it was the 19-year-old midfielder who also caught the eye.

Ahead of Tuesday’s second leg, Wilshere spoke exclusively to TV Online.

He discussed:

  • his take on the first leg
  • his performance at Emirates Stadium
  • being compared to Xavi and Andres Iniesta
  • what he learnt from those players
  • what he makes of the Nou Camp
  • taking the game to Barca in the second leg
  • the fitness of the Arsenal team
  • a great team camaraderie

Subscribers can now watch this interview ‘on demand’.

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