Jack Wilshere is one of the brightest prospects in English soccer today. His presence in the midfield is crucial to Arsenal. He has great talent at his young age and will undoubtedly be a superstar in the years to come.
Jack Wilshere was born on January 1st 1992. Wilshere was born in Stevenage and currently lives in Hitchin. From an early age it was clear Jack had a talent that was going to be picked up by a top club sooner or later. It was at a very early age he got picked up, though.
Jack Wilshere signed for Arsenal at the age of nine after a short spell at Luton Town youth program.
By the age of fifteen he was named Captain of the Under 16 youth team and was already making a name for himself by making some appearances for the under 18 squad. The Under 18 Manager decided to give Wilshere a chance and featured the youngster in eighteen games. Young Wilshere scored 13 goals in these games all at the age of fifteen.
Now things were looking very bright for Jack; he was rapidly climbing the ranks. At the age of sixteen he was playing in the Reserve squad for the U18's.
In the season of 2008 Jack Wilshere would no longer be playing with boys; he was now competing with men. Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, named Jack in the first team squad.
At sixteen years and 329 days old, Jack Wilshere became Arsenal's youngest player ever to make his debut on the senior team. The record was previously held by former Arsenal star, Cesc Fabregas.
In the season of 2010 Arsenal wanted Jack to gain experience, so they loaned him out to the Bolton Wanderers. Wilshere played in 14 games for Bolton and impressed Bolton Manager Owen Coyle who tried to sign him for an extra year. He failed.
The following season Wilshere secured a regular starting spot among the Arenal senior squad, making 35 appearances for the season.
Sadly, he started the 2011/2012 season by receiving a bad injury which took him out for the whole season.
He came back stronger than ever, however, in the 2012/2013 season. He has signed a new six-year contract with Arsenal and is already controlling the midfield in the Premier League at the age of 21.
On 9 February 2011 Jack made his full England debut when he started in a friendly against Denmark. He played well, despite playing in an unfamiliar role (just in front of the defence), and received praise for his performance.
On 6 February 2013, Wilshere made his first start for England since 2011 due to injury. He was named man of the match as England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.
He has, so far, made seven appearances for the senior England squad. There is no question that this number will rapidly increase. He is the brightest talent in the Premier League right now.
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