Jack Wilshere to be dad with pregnant ex girlfriend

01 April 2011 12:10
England star Jack Wilshere is to become a father at the age of 19. [LNB]The Arsenal midfielder has been told that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant - although the pair recently ended their three-year relationship. [LNB] Jack's the dad: England and Arsenal ace Wilshere (right) is set to become a father [LNB] Wilshere, who is emerging as England's hottest young star, is reported to be 'shocked but delighted' by the news. [LNB]He split with mum-to-be Lauren Neal, 22, at the start of the year but he is already making plans with his former partner. [LNB]A friend of the pair told The Sun: 'They're both delighted. It took time to sink in as it wasn't exactly planned.[LNB] Father-to-be: Wilshire and his former partner Lauren Neal[LNB] 'Although Jack and Lauren are nottechnically together at the moment, they're still close. He has vowedto stand by her and support her. [LNB] 'At the moment they're living apart but Jack's very keen to see as much of the baby as possible when it is born.' [LNB]Lauren, who works as a hairdresser, is due to give birth in August. Her family lives close to Wilshere's in Hertfordshire. [LNB]Wilshere, who earns ?50,000-a-weekat Arsenal has been superb for his club and country since securingregular first-team football this season. [LNB] Star in the making: Wilshere has enjoyed a breakthrough season for club and country [LNB]After impressing in England's friendly draw with Ghana on Tuesday, he insisted he is not feeling jaded after a hectic campaign. [LNB]He said: 'I've been playing Saturdayand Tuesday or Wednesday when we were in the Champions League. Now weare out of the Champions League, to be honest I could have played thefull 90 minutes against Ghana.[LNB] 'I just think the manager will bedelighted I've been picked for my national team. To be honest. I feelbetter than I ever have. I've never played a full season but I feelfitter than I ever have.' [LNB] Wilshere wants Carroll at England's U21 European Championship bidWilshere: I'll talk to Wenger but I must play for England at U21 Euro finalsWilshere, Carroll and co: Sportsmail's guide to PFA Young Player of the Year[LNB] [LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Jack Wilshere Places: United Kingdom, Ghana

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