Jack Wilshere is an England international football player who currently features for the English and European giants Arsenal. He plays as an attacking midfielder and, despite his age, he has already made a huge name for himself. He is expected to be a huge star in the coming years.
Wilshere is essentially a creative midfielder who prefers to play in the ‘hole’ behind the striker. But he is versatile enough to play as a right or left-sided midfielder. He joined the Arsenal youth academy in October 2001 and progressed very smoothly through the ranks and actually earned some good names for his performances.
In February 2008 Wilshere made his debut for the Arsenal reserves against Reading and scored for his side too. His development and performances at the junior levels impressed the club manager Arsene Wenger and he decided to take the schoolboy in his pre-season matches. His first team debut came against Barnet as a substitute and played his first home game for the senior side against Juventus.
Wilshere made his Premier League debut for Arsenal against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on September 13, 2008 and came on in the 84th minute of the match for Robin van Persie. He then became the youngest ever league debutant for Arsenal at 16 years and 256 days and scored his first goal for the Gunners against Sheffield United in the Carling Cup.
Wilshere had a phenomenal 2010-11 Premier League campaign and established himself as one of the best young players in Europe. However, in the summer of 2011 he suffered a stress fracture ankle injury for which he underwent a surgery on September 26. He made a full recovery by the start of the 2012-13 campaign and has once again made himself an integral part of Wenger’s team.
Wilshere made his international debut for England in 2010 and has played in over 10 matches for the Three Lions.