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Jack Wilshere Biography

Wed 05 May 2021 | 16:30

In this complete and all-inclusive article, we are going to take a look at a star that had a bright shine in the prime of his career but lost the light as he proceeded through the stages of his professional career; welcome to Jack Wilshere biography.

Biography: A comprehensive article of who the person is/was and what he has/had done throughout his life. In this case, we are going to talk about Jack Wilshere, who was once considered Arsenal’s future but fell shy as he grew older.

Perhaps it is somehow related to his age or his lack of passion, but the fact that his kind heart and legendary personality is still left untouched, indicates that no matter his performance, he still deserves to be called a hero and a champion.

Jack Wilshere didnt have an easy way up. He has worked hard to reach his goals. Although he had managed to keep the spotlight on him for years but unfortunately his huge performance drop, the reason of which is unknown, left him stunned and threw him off of the top of his potential mountain and forced him to become an ordinary player.

Wilshere came through

Arsenal's youth

system and made an impression from the start. Gennaro Gattuso, a former Italian player and current A.C. Milan manager, said of Wilshere: "He's not super-fast, but he's got a lot of skills and is very technical. He knows exactly where to take the ball when he gets it... He thinks like an English player, but he plays like a Spaniard."

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Jack Wilshere biography

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Jack Wilshere information

To begin with, we have listed all of Jack Wilshere's basic information for you to read and prepare your mind to expand its knowledge about this English footballer.

Personal information

  • Full name

    : Jack Andrew Garry Wilshere

  • Date of birth

    : 1 January 1992

  • Place of birth

    : Stevenage, England

  • Age

    : 29

  • Sexuality

    : Straight

  • Nationality

    : English

  • Star sign

    : Capricorn

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Andriani Michael

  • Siblings

    : Tom Wilshere (Brother), Rosie Ann Wilshere (Sister)

  • Religion

    : Christian

Football information

  • Jersey number

    : 11

  • Nickname

    : The future, Super Jack

  • Position

    : Midfielder

  • Market value

    : 2.50m Euros

Currently playing

:

AFC Bournemouth

Body measurement and appearance

  • Height

    : 1.72 m

  • Weight

    : 64 kg

  • Ethnicity

    : White

  • Body type

    : Athletic

  • Hair color

    : Light Brown

  • Eye color

    : Brown

  • Chest size

    : 1.01m

  • Waist size

    : 80 cm

  • Arms/Biceps Size

    : 38cm

In the next section of Jack Wilshere biography, we are going to explore

Jack Wilshere childhood

and his starting point.

Jack Wilshere early life

Jack Wilshere date of birth

is 1 January 1992. He was born in the Hertfordshire town of Stevenage and

Jack Wilshere life story

began in nearby Hitchin, where he captained his school's football team. From Year 7 to Year 10, he captained The Priory School football team to County Cup and District Cup wins, as well as the Under 15s National Cup in Year 8.

He was a lifelong West Ham United supporter, with Paolo Di Canio as his hero. After a brief stay in the

Luton Town

youth system, Wilshere joined the Arsenal Academy in October 2001 at the age of nine.  He progressed through the ranks and was appointed captain of the under-16s at the age of 15; he also made a few appearances for the under-18s.

Wilshere played in the Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia in the summer of 2007, and when he returned to England, Arsenal Academy coach Steve Bould gave him a start in the under-18s' first match against

Chelsea

. In a 4–1 victory over Aston Villa under-18s, he scored his first goal. After that, he scored a hat-trick against Watford under-18s to help his team win Academy Group A.

Jack Wilshere profile

Wilshere came through Arsenal's youth system and his performance convinced his manager that he can be "the future" of the team. The analysis of the factors of his personality and play style which made him famous could be found in the next section of

Jack Wilshere biography

article.

Style of play

Wilshere is well-known for his pace, sight, passing, and combination play, as well as his on-field leadership.

Arsène Wenger

has described him as having "Spanish technique but an English heart.

"Despite his lack of height, Owen Coyle, the manager of Bolton during Wilshere's loan spell at the club, praised his ability to "tackle and take a knock." However, Liam Brady, Arsenal's head of youth development, stated that Wilshere struggled with his anger early in his career.

Wilshere has been very versatile when it comes to choosing the position which he should play as, including defensive midfielder, winger, and, most notably, deep-lying central midfielder. Wilshere is "a box-to-box player, more than just a holding midfielder," as mentioned before by Wenger himself.

Wilshere's style of play has been compared to that of former Arsenal midfielder Liam Brady, who described Wilshere as "the latest in a long line of technically talented English players from Glenn Hoddle to Wayne Rooney," according to Brady.

Reception

Wilshere received praise for his performances and potential following his return from injury in the 2012–13 season from a range of valued players: Former Manchester United and Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger described Wilshere as "one of the best players there is" at his place, while Borussia Dortmund and Germany forward

Marco Reus

praised him as "a perfect player."

Goal celebration

There’s already too much information about Jack Wilshere and his goal celebrations, one of which shouldn’t even be considered a celebration since he forgot how to celebrate. After marking his return to Bournemouth with a brilliant first-time goal, Jack Wilshere admitted he "forgot how to celebrate" as the Cherries progressed to the FA Cup fifth round. The other one was the story of the “A” gesture.

Wilshere's goal celebration was to make an 'A' gesture with his hands after scoring in a match against Aston Villa. It got fans talking on social media about what the ‘A' stood for, with the most popular guesses being ‘Arsenal' and ‘Archie,' while a few seemed to think it was some sort of ‘gangster' symbol seen in hip-hop music videos these days.

Jack Wilshere outside football

Jack has been at the center of smoking debates over the years, as pictures of him smoking have surfaced.

During the launch party of global 10Ten Talent, Jack Wilshere was allowed to interview

Pele

, a three-time World Cup winner.

Jack Wilshere religion

is Christianity and he claims that he is not that religious.

10Ten Talent is committed to safeguarding and cultivating the talent of footballers, leading them on the road to success and handpicking the best opportunities to help them achieve their long-term goals. 10Ten is a nod to footballers who have worn the number ten jersey. Pele and Wilshere are two of the most powerful members.

Along with Wayne Rooney, Wilshere was featured on the cover of FIFA 12 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Jack Wilshere personal life

For this section, we are going to dive deep into his personal life as well as the kind deeds he has done. Besides, we will also explore the dark sides of

Jack Wilshere bio

.

Family, children and relationship

Since 1997, Jack Wilshere has been in a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, hairstylist Lauren Neal. He became the father of their son, Archie Jack Wilshere, on September 29, 2011, when he was 19 years old. Delilah Grace Wilshere, the couple's second daughter, was born on September 26, 2013.

However, in 2014, the duo broke up. Following their weekend in Las Vegas, they allegedly had relationship issues. He decided to pay £80,000 to his ex-girlfriend as part of a settlement after they split up. He stayed in his £1.5 million North London home after breaking up with his ex-girlfriend and regularly exchanged pictures via social networking sites.

In 2015, Wilshere fell in love with his girlfriend Andriani Michael. The couple met at her father's barbershop in North London, and Michael has since shared several photos of the two on his Instagram page.

The pair married on June 17, 2017, in Tuscany, after dating for a couple of years. Currently, the couple is loving their married life and often post pictures from their weekends on social media.

Philanthropy

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere knows a thing or two about overcoming hardship, having spent most of his career recovering from injuries.

So he needed little encouragement to lend his name and support to The Nightingale's Album, a children's e-book about a group of underdogs who, with the aid of Wilshere and a stellar cast of British sportsmen and women, turn into heroes in a time of crisis.

Wilshere was quick to sign up because the money will go to NHS Charities Together and the battle against coronavirus.

Legal issues

Wilshere, regarded as one of England's brightest prospects, was warned by the Metropolitan Police for common assault. "An 18-year-old male has attended a west London police station where he issued a warning for common assault," a Met spokesman said.

"On a night out with friends, Jack intervened as a peacemaker in an altercation to protect a friend," Wilshere's spokesman said. "The police have agreed that Jack's presence was minor enough that he should be charged with a caution."

"No further comment can be made because police inquiries and trials are pending, and Jack may be called as a witness," as the police said.

This event could be darkest part of

Jack Wilshere bio

.

Jack Wilshere career statistics

At the age of 16 years and 256 days, he made his first-team debut for Arsenal in 2008, becoming the club's youngest ever league player.

Wilshere has received several awards, including the PFA Young Player of the Year award, selection to the 2010–11 PFA Team of the Year, and Arsenal's Player of the Season award, which was voted on by fans for his achievements during his first full season with Arsenal in 2010–11.

 Wilshere is an England native who has played for his country at the under-16, under-17, under-19, and under-21 levels. At the age of 18 years and 222 days, he made his senior team debut against Hungary, making him England's 12th youngest player ever.

Let us get down to the details in the next part of Jack Wilshere biography.

Club

He made his Arsenal reserves debut against Reading at the age of 16 in February 2008, scoring the game's only goal in a draw. In March, he scored a memorable goal against West Ham reserves, picking up the ball and curling a shot into the top left corner while first-team manager Arsène Wenger was watching.

At the end of the 2007–08 season, he had two goals and two assists in just three games for the reserves. He was named player of the tournament after helping the under-16s win the Ferroli Cup.

Wilshere was assigned the number 19 shirt by Wenger and was appointed to Arsenal's first-team squad for the 2008–09 season. In September 2008, he made his professional debut as an 84th-minute substitute for Robin van Persie in a Premier League match at Ewood Park against

Blackburn Rovers

.

He was Arsenal's youngest-ever league debutant at the age of 16 years and 256 days, a record previously held by

Cesc Fàbregas

. Wilshere scored his first competitive goal for Arsenal in a 6–0 League Cup win over Sheffield United ten days later, on September 23.

Wilshere made his senior England debut in August, making him the 10th youngest player in the Three Lions' history. He also started all three of Arsenal's Premier League games, drawing 1–1 with Liverpool, winning 6–0 against Blackpool, and coming on as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers, demonstrating excellent form.

Wilshere's fine form continued into October, but his month was cut short by a red card in a 2–1 victory over Birmingham City on October 16. He was sent off for a tackle on Nikola Zigic late in injury time, and he missed the rest of the domestic month.

During the following months, Wilshere was a regular player alongside Alex Song in the Arsenal midfield. He was in charge of protecting Arsenal's back four against Chelsea in this position. The 18-year-old was lauded for displaying great physical strength against the likes of Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel during Arsenal's 3–1 victory.

During January, he made seven appearances for Arsenal, continuing his midfield partnership with Alex Song.

His link was illustrated in the 1–0 victory over Manchester United in the crunch match. After watching the 19-year-old hold down a midfield position for Arsenal during the season, then-England manager Fabio Capello defined him as "the future" and announced his intention to give him the "holding role" for England.

Wilshere ended the season by featuring in all of Arsenal's final fixtures in May, totaling 49 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.

Wilshere continued to put in strong performances in the first month of 2013, appearing in all eight of Arsenal's games and scoring the game-winning goal against Swansea City in the FA Cup. In that match, he received another Man of the Match award for his all-action success against the Welsh team.

Meanwhile, when regular captain Thomas Vermaelen was injured against

West Ham

, Wilshere was given the captain's armband. "Wilshere is a natural leader who is not afraid of anything on the football field," as Wenger stated.

Due to injuries, Wilshere began the season on the left wing, replacing Arsenal's first-team wingers Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Theo Walcott. On the 6th of October, he scored his first goal of the season in a 1–1 draw at West Bromwich Albion. On the 19th of October, he scored his second goal of the season in a 4–1 victory over Norwich City at the Emirates.

In a 2–0 victory over

Olympique de Marseille

in the UEFA Champions League on November 26, he scored his first career brace, the first of which was the fastest European goal scored by an English player in Europe's top-tier competition, clocking in at 29 seconds.

Wilshere signed a season-long loan contract with AFC Bournemouth on August 31, 2016, and was assigned the number 32, which had previously been worn by midfielder Eunan O'Kane. On September 10, 2016, Wilshere made his Bournemouth debut as a 63rd-minute substitute in a 1–0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Following that, Wilshere won Player of the Month awards for Bournemouth in November and December 2016.  After colliding with Harry Kane in a match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on April 15, 2017, Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula.

Wilshere made his Premier League debut for Arsenal for the first time since May 2016 in the team's 0–0 draw with West Ham United on December 13, 2017, thanks to his performances in the Europa League group stage and an injury to Ramsey.

Wilshere announced his departure from Arsenal on June 19, 2018, with his deal set to expire at the end of the month.

Wilshere signed a three-year deal with Premier League team West Ham United on July 9, 2018. On August 12, he made his debut in a 4–0 loss to Liverpool. After two years at the club, his contract was mutually terminated on October 5, 2020, with one year remaining.

Wilshere only made 19 starts for West Ham in just over two years, including 16 in the Premier League. He was injured for most of his time with the club, but according to the player, he was also healthy but not chosen to play. Wilshere said after his release, he believed he could still play at the highest level of English football.

Wilshire returned to AFC Bournemouth on a short-term contract on January 18, 2021. He had been training with the Championship side since December 2020, which led to the move.

He scored his first goal in any game since August 2019 in a 2–1 victory over Crawley Town in the FA Cup on January 26. In a 3–2 win over Birmingham City on February 6, he scored his first league goal for AFC Bournemouth.

International

Considering

Jack Wilshere nationality

, he has played for the Engalnds national team since 2006. Wilshere has competed in an age group above his own in England's national youth teams. Wilshere was just 14 years old when he appeared in the Victory Shield for England's under-16 team in 2006. He started playing for the England national under-17 team when he was 15 years old.

In May, he was appointed to the squad for the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, starting the first two matches and impressing especially in the second match against Germany before suffering an injury that forced him to miss the final match. He was named one of the tournament's ten potential stars after the tournament.

Wilshere was named for the first time to the England senior team for a friendly against Hungary on August 7, 2010. In the match on August 11, 2010, he made his England appearance, coming on as an 83rd-minute replacement for Steven Gerrard. At the age of 18 years and 222 days, he became the 10th youngest player to play for England.

Wilshere made his full England debut on February 9, 2011, when he started a friendly against Denmark. Despite playing in an unfamiliar position just in front of the defense, he impressed and received praise from manager Fabio Capello.

Wilshere debuted for England in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on March 25, 2011. He made one more appearance in the qualifying round, but due to injury, he was unable to play in the tournament finals.

Wilshere made his first appearance for England since 2011 due to injury on February 6, 2013, and was voted man-of-the-match as England defeated Brazil 2–1 at Wembley Stadium. Many people, including manager Roy Hodgson, captain Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard, praised Wilshere's effort.

He was a member of England's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, making his debut against Italy in the 73rd minute as a 73rd-minute replacement. With England already out of the competition, he started the final group match against Costa Rica.

In six of the seven UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches, Wilshere was named Man of the Match. On his 28th appearance, he scored two long-range goals in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match away to Slovenia on 14 June 2015, as England came from behind to win 3–2 at the Stoice Stadium in Ljubljana.

Wilshere was named to the 2018 FIFA World Cup warm-up squad in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in

Russia

. He was left out of Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad for the tournament on May 16, 2018.

Jack Wilshere honors!

For the last part of the

Jack Wilshere biography

, we will take a look at his accomplishments and awards which he managed to amass until this day.

His first award, which he managed to lift in relatively young age, was the FA Youth Cup in 2008-09 with Arsenals youth side. When he was promoted to the senior side, his team managed to get a hold of FA Cup for 2 consecutive years (2013-14, 2014-15).

His individual awards list, on the other hand, will catch your eye. His goals were flawless; thus BBC chose 2 of them to be named as the Goal of the season for 2 years. He lifted player of the year award for Arsenal in 2010-11 and PFA Young Player of the Year award for premier league in the same year.

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