Wilshere commits to Arsenal
Jack Wilshere, who made his senior England debut against Hungary in August, has committed his long-term future to Arsenal. The midfielder, 18, burst into the Gunners' first-team last season and is considered to be one of the best young English prospects. He has made 27 first-team appearances for the London club, scoring twice. "At this point in my career, when I'm only 18 years old and still learning so much about the game and myself, this is the perfect club, the perfect teammates, the perfect fans, the perfect backroom staff and most importantly, the perfect manager to help continue that," said Wilshere. "I've got a long way to go before I can become the player I dream of becoming and I'm sure I'll keep making the odd mistake, but it is a massive help for me having a special manager like Arsene Wenger and so many quality teammates and the unbelievable Arsenal fans around me. I believe there is a lot more to come from me." The Gunners have not announced the length of his contract, merely describing it as long-term. "Jack is a fantastic footballer with a huge amount of potential, and we have all seen with his performances so far that he is a very gifted player who could be an extremely influential player at the top level of the game," said Wenger, the Arsenal manager. "At still only 18 years of age, there is still so much more to come from him and we're all excited by the fact that Jack Wilshere will be an Arsenal player for years to come." The Gunners have not announced the length of his contract, merely describing it as long-term.
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