Arsene Wenger believes Jack Wilshere is gradually rediscovering his efficiency and power in the final third following his ankle injury last season.
The England midfielder was outstanding in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday, scoring the Gunners' equaliser and setting up Alexis Sanchez's stunning volley in the second half.
Wenger has never doubted Wilshere's potential to be a goalscoring midfielder and thinks the 22-year-old just needed time to regain his confidence after a long spell on the sidelines.
"I've always told him the best way to answer your critics is on the pitch and he did it"
"When you have his talent, the most important thing is to go on the pitch every week and show how good you are," Wenger said.
"He works on it [his finishing] and I believe for a long time he didn't kick the ball well because of his ankle.
"Now in training he kicks the ball well and he works on his finishing. Not excessively because first he's a midfielder and you want him to give good balls.
"He looked dangerous in the first half as well because he has found his pace back. That for a while was not the case so I'm very happy.
"I've always told him the best way to answer your critics is on the pitch and he did it."
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