I know I could never stop supporting Arsenal, so its more like any support I have for the manager now will go if he sells Little Jack.
Jack Wilshere is one of the best players we have seen come through the ‘youth project’ at Arsenal. Yes Cesc and Clichy are pretty good, but we all know we stole them at an early age, at an age when everyone could see that they had what it takes.
Wilshere is different, he’s English, he’s London born and bred and he is ours – but for how long?
This lad was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and he joined our academy in 2001, he was nine years old. He wasn’t plucked from Barca or any other overseas club…
At 15yrs old he was named captain of the under 16’s team, even then he had the odd game for the under 18’s thanks to Steve Bould
Jack scored his first goal against Aston Villa Under-18s in a 4-1 win, he then went on to score a hat-trick against Watford Under-18s, helping his side to an Academy Group A title.
In February 2008, he made his debut for Arsenal Reserves against Reading.
Wilshere played in the Under-16s victory in the Atalanta Cup, being named as player of the tournament, he also played an important role in Arsenal’s 2009 FA Youth Cup win, scoring goals in the semi final and producing a man-of-the-match display in the first leg of the final against Liverpool, assisting 2 goals and scoring himself.
In July 2008, Wilshere was selected in the first team for the pre-season friendlies. He made his first team debut against Barnet as a half-time substitute for Henri Lansbury, setting up a goal for Jay Simpson. Wilshere scored his first two goals for Arsenal in a 10–2 win against a Burgenland XI, and again two days later in a friendly against Stuttgart.
Jack made his competitive debut in a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in September 2008, he was an 84th-minute substitute for Robin van Persie.
At the age of 16 years and 256 days, he was Arsenal’s youngest-ever league débutant, a record previously held by Cesc Fàbregas. Ten days later, on 23 September, he scored his first Arsenal goal in a 6-0 victory against Sheffield United in the Football League Cup.
Wilshere has been a substitute in in the Champions League and he played in the Emirates Cup last year, helping us to retain the trophy, our only trophy these days it seems!!
This season though he has been at Bolton, playing alongside the tough guys in football. It seems he has bulked up a bit and his attitude portrays that of a player that wants to win at all costs. I don’t honestly believe he cares who he pisses off along the way.
Remember when Cesc made his comment to Mark Hughes? Well I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear Jack Wilshere to ask the same kind of question, he has little fear.
This lad is a footballer, some suggest the ‘new Liam Brady’ – I know we all rate him very very highly, I hope that Wenger does to, for his own sake!! This man is ours, he needs to remain ours, he is the best thing we have seen coming through the ranks at Arsenal for a while…
The next move for Jack Wilshere is to come home in two weeks time, have a break, keep fit and train hard through the summer and then stake your place in the Arsenal first team…. He needs to play, for us, not another team.
Will Wenger think differently???
Sell him to Bolton Arsene and do so at your own peril, I for one will never ever forgive you and I’m sure I speak for most fans out there to…..