Despite his off the field shenanigans, England international, Jack Wilshere is one of the most talented players to have donned the colours of Arsenal. After making his debut for the Gunners back in 2008 in the Emirates Cup against Juventus, the midfielder has become one of the most important members of the starting XI for both club and country.
And after achieving quite a lot in his career so far, Wilshere says that Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger played a huge part in making him the player he is today.
“The boss was clever because he put me in for some games, took me out, made me train some games and then put me out again.
“Then he put me in the [team in the] Carling Cup and I thought, ‘This is the real thing, we’re playing in front of 60,000 fans against proper teams, proper men, at just 16’.
“I owe a lot to the boss and I’ve learnt so much since I was 16 that it’s scary.
“I’m only 23 now but it feels like I’ve been playing for years, and I’m still learning with every game I play.”