Jack Wilshere says that cutting out dairy and eating a gluten free diet has made him sharper and leaner over the last few weeks.
On a fresian cold night at the Emirates, the midfielder’s prowess was on display with a fine performance and a cracking goal which put the Gunners 1-0 up against Chelsea, in a game which finished 2-2.
Speaking to Standard Sport afterwards, the 25 year old was bullish, crediting a change in his diet for making him as potent as he is in an Arsenal jersey.
“I have been dairy and gluten free now for six weeks,” he said. “My kids have always been dairy and gluten free since birth.
“I didn’t have much dairy but the few times I did in the team hotel, I had an upset stomach. So I have just cut it out completely.
“I feel that I look better, I have certainly lost a bit of weight, and am leaner.
“I am probably fitter as well. I know my body well, I know the right foods to eat and the best way to recover.
“I’m also getting the right amount of sleep. I’ve learned that over the years, and I think I’m in the best shape I have ever been.”
The 25 year has been the cream of the midfield crop in recent weeks, his goal was udderly sensational, and such is his form that many fans wish he could sign a new deal and stay for heifer.
Ok, it got less subtle as it went on, but hey.