While the 22-year-old accepts manager Arsene Wenger currently prefers to utilise his natural attacking qualities further up the pitch, Wilshere is determined to improve all aspects of the position.
"The main thought behind analysing players [like Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta] was to try and improve in the deeper role I play for England, so I am watching the best players in the world in that position and trying to pick up things from them," Wilshere told Arsenal Player.
"In the position I play at the moment everyone knows I want to pick up the ball and run with it, but if I do that in this new position and lose it, the whole team's in trouble.
"The best players in the world know that and they know when to dribble.
"You can still dribble but you have to make sure. There is also the range of passing - in that position I have to start attacks so I can play short or long."
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