Jack Wilshere is a player known to have exceptional ability and some predict he will become a football great for both club and country.

Wilshere is a player known for his movement, vision, passing and combination play, as well as his leadership on the pitch. His ability, few can rival on the field-of-play.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger describes the lad as having Spanish technique but an English heart. This can be attributed to the huge potential the 21-year-old has shown so early on in his playing career.

However, Wilshere has been blighted by injury to date but the north London outfit's no.10 has always recovered in good stead and continued to replicate his fine form and exceptional abilities.

His all-action style of play puts him at risk of injury and if the prolific midfielder can protect himself some more, his injury days will be all but over.

Robin van Persie is a player who was once thought to be on his way to becoming one of football's greats who never was, due to his consistent romance with injury.

But the former Arsenal player has gradually overcome his persistent injuries and is marching on to join the long list of football legends. 

Some seem to think the time spent on the treatment table will prevent the England international from becoming one of the game's greatest. Although no one disputes the fact that injury can easily mar the career of any promising footballer, there are numerous cases of players who, despite injuries, were able to etch their name on the list of football's greatest.

One which stands out is Brazilian legend Ronaldo Luis Nazaro de Lima. Scoring 34 goals in 37 games for Barcelona, 83 in 127 games for Real Madrid and an even more remarkable 42 in 46 games for PSV - with a career total of 247 goals in 343 appearances - the forward will forever be remembered as one of the world's greatest players, despite his injury woes.

Bryan Robson was also plagued with injury during his playing days but the former West Brom and Manchester United player had one of the most illustrious careers in football history. 

Steven Gerrard will go down a Liverpool and England legend - no doubt about it - but there's also no doubting the fact that the midfielder is seriously injury-prone.

Battling groin issues throughout the past five or six years, Gerrard has consistently been forced to watch from the sidelines and he's missed some serious playing time as a result. Despite that, the England international will still be remembered many years after his playing career for his achievements.

Several players have had their careers plagued by recurrent injuries yet no-one can take it from them that they stand out as great players whose names will still be remembered, many years after they quit.

Ricardo Kaka, Carles Puyol, Michael Owen, Arjen Robben, Cesc Fabregas, even Wayne Rooney fall into this category of players. Wilshere has lots of years in front of him to prove his mettle and no one can predict what the future holds.

Time always ends up being the decider, but I believe Wilshere will become one of football's greatest players.

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