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Jack Wilshere targets legendary status at Arsenal

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Jack Wilshere has stated that he wants to become an Arsenal legend, look back on his career, and feel proud of what he's accomplished.

The Arsenal midfielder burst on the scene at 16 in a reserve game against West Ham, where the young talent put in such a mature performance for someone so young.

Since then the Englishman has had a loan spell at Bolton, played 73 times for the north London club, he supported as a boy, along with scoring three goals.

But recently the 21-year-old has stated he wants to become a legend at the club.

Quoted by the Daily Star, Wilshere said: "It would be nice but there is a long way to go, some of the legends at this club have played over 200 times for Arsenal, and I have yet to do that."

Previous stars have included the likes of Ian Wright, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, as Wilshere wants to reach this peak and achieve more with the club.

The midfielder has as well shown much respect to Arsene Wenger who he believes helped Wishere achieve his dream.

"He's been the main person in my career. He gave me special care, he picked me out and gave me the chance to train with the first team everyday. That has helped me massively."

Along with playing for Arsenal the Englishman has played 14 times for England, with injuries halting his progress into the first team.

His stand out performance was against Brazil at Wembley, which England won 2-1, with the Arsenal midfielder making powerful runs through the middle of the park and causing a number of problems for the Brazilians.

With the Arsenal team looking at its best for a while, and having not won a trophy in nearly over eight years, the Gunners are looking in good spirit for a piece of silverware.

Sitting top of the Premier League, and qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League, Wilshere believes he wouldn't see himself as an Arsenal legend until he wins something at the club.

"I would like to win something with the club, then one day, when I look back, I can say I was a legend at Arsenal."

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