Wilshere extends Arsenal stay

2010-11-01 20:59

London - Arsenal says England midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League club.

The 18-year-old Wilshere, who made his debut for England's senior side in a friendly against Hungary in August, has established himself as a first-team regular with Arsenal this season.

Wilshere was the youngest player to represent the Gunners in the league when he turned out against Blackburn in 2008, age 16.

Wilshere says "to be offered a new contract means everything to me ... this is the perfect club."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger added on Monday that "Jack is a fantastic footballer with a huge amount of potential ... who could be an extremely influential player at the top level of the game."


  • Thami, Kempton Park - 2010-11-02 08:55

    How long is 'long terms'? I hope it is at least five years!

  • Michael Bowery - 2010-11-02 11:42

    This one is really for Arsene Wenger. Wilshere for such a young and obviously talented player is an ugly tackler. Each time I've watched him play for Arsenal he has been involved in ugly dangerous tackling - feet and studs first, often from the side where the real danger of fractured tibias for those tackled is likely to occur. In the last game I watched him play, he was justifiably red carded, something which Wenger admitted was justified. Sign his talent, but straighten this young man out before he really damages someone or someone responds and damages him. Michael Bowery - Gunner fan since 1946...

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