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Wilshere Wants To Be Like Stevie G

After Jack Wilshere’s dynamic display against Swansea this week, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claimed the Gunners star is the “complete midfielder.”

But 20-year-old Wilshere does not think he is the finished article just yet, and admits that he has some way to go to attain the status of his midfield idol.

That player is none other than Liverpool and England skipper, Steven Gerrard, who Wilshere says he aspires to be like.

"Steven is a great role model," Wilshere told Arsenal’s official website.

"He has been the heartbeat of Liverpool for years. He has also been the stand-out performer for England as well. He is a great role model for me.

"He was someone I looked up to when I was younger. He has 100 caps for England. For any young midfielder he is someone to base your game on and try to be like him.

"If I can get anywhere near as good as him and drive the team forward like he does, then I will be happy."

If Wilshere wants to emulate Stevie G, he can start this weekend when Arsenal visit Chelsea for what is sure to be a fiery London derby.

Gerrard has won Merseyside derbies more often than not during his storied Liverpool career, and this weekend, Wilshere has the chance to add another derby scalp to his own collection.

"Chelsea is a big game for us," Wilshere said, looking forward to the clash at Stamford Bridge.

"We won there last year so we know we can do it. We have to take our game to them and play our football. We know they got great players, great individuals who can change the game, but we have as well.

"Chelsea don't like playing against us. We play football and so do they. If you can take the game to them, get in behind them, get Theo Walcott to use his pace and get Santi Cazorla in the holes, we can do well."

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