By Giuseppe Muro

Tomas Rosicky has heaped praise on Jack Wilshere after the teenager produced a man-of-the-match performance against Tottenham on Tuesday night.

Wilshere has played an important role during the opening weeks of the season and was influential in the 4-1 win at White Hart Lane, setting up the opener for Henri Lansbury and the final goal for Andrey Arshavin.

The qualities possessed by the 18-year-old have impressed Rosicky and he is confident Wilshere can play his part this season.

“He is great talent. For his age he has a great brain and he has a great future,” said Rosicky.

“When he has got the ball he is very calm, that’s something that sometimes younger guys don’t have – they panic a little bit or something.

“With him you don’t see that though – he is very comfortable with the ball. That’s the first quality you are looking for and he has got that.

“Obviously we want Cesc in our line-up but all players who started [at Tottenham] showed that they are ready.”

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