Arsenal playmaker Wilshere full of praise for Liverpool captain Gerrard

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has hailed Steven Gerrard after he won his 100th cap for England in Sweden. The Liverpool and England captain an inspiration for the young pretender.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has hailed Steven Gerrard after he won his 100th cap for England in Sweden.

The Liverpool and England captain an inspiration for the young pretender.

"Any young English midfielder would look up to someone like that, especially his long passing and his vision," said Wilshere. "For me, he is one of the best midfielders in the world. He still is, and he has been at the top of his game for eight or nine years. He is definitely to look up to and it's great to have him around the squad.

"He talks to me, on and of the pitch, and Sweden was the first time I've played with him. So it's a pleasure to play with someone like that. You can see he is naturally fit. He has got a good build and he is still running 12-13 kilometres a game, he's box to box, and if you ask him to play 90 minutes or 120 minutes, as you saw in the Euros, he can still do it. What he has managed is a great achievement."

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