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Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott can inspire Arsenal to greater things.
The English core that Wenger has laboured to produce will reap rewards during the 2013/14 season. The quartet of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere can inspire Arsenal to greater things.
Each player is maturing into a key figure within the squad. Gibbs is rapidly developing into the country's finest left-back and the natural successor to Ashley Cole at international level.
It should be an insult to Arsenal fans everywhere when Leighton Baines is selected to represent England ahead of Gibbs. The former Wimbledon prodigy has blossomed into the very model of a Wenger left-back.
His defending has improved considerably and Gibbs is displaying greater confidence going forward. It says a lot that he managed to keep £8.5 million signing Nacho Monreal mostly confined to the bench.
Chamberlain is a mercurial talent with the ability to emerge as a key central midfield presence. The talent is there, now it is time for some authority and consistency.
The other half of Arsenal's homegrown quartet figures to define their trophy-winning hopes for years to come. Walcott and Wilshere have now become essential to Wenger's plans.
Walcott finally emerged as a true game-winner last season. That is not faint praise from one of his biggest critics.
To his credit, the speedy forward at last produced the 20-goal season he should always manage. Walcott now seems primed to become a reliable performer.
Wilshere's return to full health can only be a big boost. His drive and tenacity are invaluable traits. The next step for Wenger has to be identifying his best role.
Wilshere could be this team's halfway line metronome. Or he could be developed into a true advanced, creative ace.
Whichever option Wenger chooses will determine most of Arsenal's transfer plans this summer. Either way, there is no disputing Wilshere is ready to prove his worth.