Thursday 26 September 2013

Wilshere names his Match Attax 'dream team'

Arsenal player reveals his favourite players as he helps launch new season of popular game

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has named Steven Gerrard, Santi Cazorla and Wayne Rooney in his Topps Match Attax "dream team".

The England international, who will be part of the all-new 2013-14 season for Topps Match Attax, the official Barclays Premier League trading card game enjoyed by 1.25m children each season.

"Out of all the current Barclays Premier League players, Santi Cazorla has a great ability to read the game, and when it comes to possessing the greatest strength and stamina on the pitch, I'd say Steven Gerrard is definitely at the top," Wilshere said. "Wayne Rooney is the most skilled Barclays Premier League player on the field and Theo Walcott definitely has the best speed!"

The latest Match Attax collection comes with a new look alongside a brand new game-play format and promises to be the best yet.

"I'm really excited to be supporting the launch of the new season's trading card game," Wilshere said. "It's a great way for children to get involved in football, particularly in developing the tactical side of the game. Having played it myself, it really makes you think about which players you field to win a match.

Every Match Attax card in the 2013-14 collection features player star ratings and a range of statistics, so collectors can rank the Barclays Premier League stars according to power, skill, passing, shooting, speed and tackling, alongside attack and defence categories, making it more exciting than ever. There are also the very latest players’ photos featured on the brand new look cards.

For the first time, each player card also features a player value, allowing collectors the chance to build their own £100m super-squad. The values will also act as an aid to help collectors trade cards fairly in the school playground.

"This takes the game to a whole new level, as fans are now able to choose their very own 'dream team'," Wilshere said. "I just hope they pick me!"

Key Points

  • The all new Topps Match Attax 2013/14 collection launches today
  • Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is brand ambassador for the world's most successful football trading card game
  • Wilshere has included Steven Gerrard, Santi Cazorla and Wayne Rooney in his Topps Match Attax 'dream team'