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Jack Wilshere Biography

Jack Andrew Garry Wilshere is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Arsenal and the England national team. Wilshere joined the Arsenal Academy in October 2001 at the age of nine and came up the ranks to become the captain at the tender age of 15. In 2007, he featured in the Champions Youth Cup and scored his first goal against Aston Villa Under-18s in a 4–1 win. He 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 against Liverpool. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger gave Wilshere a place in Arsenal's first team squad for the 2008–09 season. On 25 November 2008, Wilshere came on as a substitute in a UEFA Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv, becoming the fifth sixteen-year-old to ever play in the Champions League. On 29 January 2010, he was loaned off to Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season. Wilshere was named Arsenal's Player of The Month for September 2010. In April 2011, Wilshere won the PFA Young Player of the Year award, and was also named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season. Wilshere is a player known for his movement, vision, passing and combination play.

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