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Jack Wilshere: Arsenal's home-grown talent

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Jack Wilshere has long been at Arsenal, coming through the youth system to achieve his dream of being part of the first team.

The central midfielder, although he does not score enough goals for the team, is always able to split open defences with that killer pass. His main skill, however, is to drive the team forward with bursting runs and is always happy to commit to a challenge.

Wilshere got his breakthrough when he travelled on loan to Bolton Wanderers; the lack of first team football meant that this was the best decision allowing him to transfer his ability, and learn what was expected at the top levels in the Premier League. This spell gave him 14 appearances and also granted him his first league goal.

He then came back to Arsenal, and after a successful pre-season period he broke into the first team in the 2010/11 season, playing Barcelona in the Champions League and being praised for the team's performance and his own in a 2-1 victory against the best team in the world at that time. 

The following season consisted with disappointment for Wilshere, being sidelined for the vast majority of the 2011/12 season because of a stress fracture that just would not leave him alone. This also meant that he missed out on the chance to play in Euro 2012 and was a heartbreaking moment, for someone who had worked so hard to be where he was.

Wilshere has achieved a number of accolades including the PFA Player of the Year award in 2010/11 season, showing his potential. He has also broken into the England first team achieving 10 caps, trying to cement himself as a regular, whilst avoiding injury.

Some people believe that at this moment in time Wilshere is not fully fit and this may be partly true. However, the Gunners' star shows fight even when he is not performing which brings a different gear to Arsenal and he has been influential in recent seasons in helping the club stay in the top four.

He does not score enough goals but after the strike against West Brom, hopefully that fills him with confidence and allows him to follow in the footsteps of Aaron Ramsey to score more goals.


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