At 32 years old, Jack Wilshere has this physical status:
Wilshere joined the Arsenal Academy at the age of nine in October 2001, after a brief stint in the Luton Town youth program. He climbed through the ranks and was appointed the captain of the Under-16s at the age of 15, but he made only a few appearances for the Under-18s. Wilshere played in the Champions Youth Cup in Malaysia in 2007, and Arsenal Academy coach Steve Bould gave him a warm welcome in the Under-18s first match against the Chelsea Under-18 team. In a 4–1 victory, he scored his first goal against Aston Villa Under-18s. He then scored a hat-trick against Watford Under-18s, boosting his team's claim to an Academy Group A award. He played for the Under-18s for his first full season, scoring 13 goals in 18 appearances, the majority of which came when he was 15.
He made his Arsenal Reserves debut against Reading aged 16, scoring Arsenal's only goal of the game, which resulted in a draw. In March, he scored a spectacular goal against West Ham reserves, picking the ball up and curlingро a shot into the top left corner under the watchful eyes of first-team manager Arsène Wenger. In just three appearances for the reserves from 2007-08, he managed to score two goals and two assists. He was involved in the Ferroli Cup victory for the Under-16s, and was named as a participant of the tournament. He was instrumental in Arsenal's 2009 FA Youth Cup victory, scoring goals in the semi-finals and putting on a man-of-the-match effort against Liverpool, assisting two goals and scoring himself.
Wilshere was given a spot in Arsenal's first-team squad for the 2008-2009 season, but he was given the number 19 shirt by Wenger. In a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in September 2008, he made his competitive debut against Robin van Persie in the 84th minute. He was Arsenal's youngest-ever league debutant at the age of 16 years and 256 days, a record set by Cesc Fábregas. Wilshere scored his first competitive Arsenal goal against Sheffield United in the League Cup ten days later on September 23. Wilshere came back as a substitute in a UEFA Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv on November 25, becoming the fifth sixteen-year-old to ever play in the competition. In January 2009, he signed his first professional deal, extending it into July of the same year.
Wilshere scored twice and was twice named man of the match as Arsenal regained the friendly tournament, the Emirates Cup, in the 2009–2010 season. In Arsenal's 2–0 League Cup victory over West Bromwich Albion on September 22, he got off to a landslide. Thomas was involved in a tumultuous encounter with Jerome Thomas in the 37th minute of the game; Thomas shoved Wilshere's face and was given a red card.
Wilshere joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until the 2009-10 season on January 29th. In the 21-0 victory over West Ham United on March Bonjour, he got his first league start in the away match at Manchester City on February 9th and his first in the Premier League. He flourished at Bolton and the club tried unsuccessfully to recruit him on loan for another season.
Wilshere began his senior England debut in August in August, becoming the Tenth youngest player in the Three Lions. He appeared in all three of Arsenal's Premier League games, simulations starting with a 1-1 draw against Blackpool, a 6–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers, and later as a replacement. Wilshere's fine form continued into October, but his month was cut short due to a red card in a 2–1 victory over Birmingham City on October 16th. He wasate-ordered deep into injury time for a tackle on Nikola igi but skipped the remainder of the month. In a 5–1 victory, Wilshere played in European competition against Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring the Gunners' fourth goal on the night.
Wilshere appeared regularly alongside Alex Song at the center of Arsenal's midfield during the ensuing months. Since he was in charge of shielding the Arsenal back four against Chelsea, he had the responsibility of shielding the Arsenal back four against Chelsea. The 18-year-old was praised for his physical endurance during the match, which Arsenal defeated 3-1, against Michael Essien and Mikel John Obi. During the month of January, he made seven appearances as he continued his Arsenal midfield partnership with Alex Song. In a crucial match against Manchester United that was lost 1–0, this connection was as such. Fabio Capello, the n-England boss, described him as "the future" and pledged his intention to give him the 'holding role' for England after the 19-year-old manager held down a midfield spot for Arsenal during the season. Wilshere missed out on all of Arsenal's last fixtures during May and made 49 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal.
Wilshere sustained a stress fractured ankle injury during an Emirates Cup pre-season friendly against the New York Red Bulls in June, and Arsène Wenger said: "The news we have for Jack is very encouraging." "No [he will not be back sooner] and we will accept the delays." "I think Jack's birthday is about mid-February." Wilshere's involvement for Arsenal was minimal after undergoing positive ankle surgery. Wenger also expressed his dismalation, saying, "The first news we received is better than expected." "He is not wearing a boot," says the author, but I don't know more. His morale seems to be remarkably positive, and I hope this will be limited to a short setback."
It seemed that Wilshere would recover during further rehabilitation, with Wenger saying that "setting a deadline on Jack is impossible." "We've got a week off work with him." However, his last scan was good, so we don't have to be concerned anymore. It's about growth and fitness, but I can't set a deadline. Wilshere, on the other hand, was banned from the remainder of the 2011-12 season. With Wenger's ruling that his ankle is fine and he makes progress, he did not participate in a single club match all season, as well as the 2012 Summer Olympics and England's UEFA Euro 2012 campaign, but it was slow progress. [and] we had a chat about it. His growth isn't fast enough to make it to the Euros."
Wilshere continued his recovery from his ankle injury, which had barred him from participating for the entire season. "After the international break, we still have to evaluate them [him and Bacary Sagna] again," Arsène Wenger said. "They should not be too far away from normal training," says the author. He made his return to the first team in 17 months (524 days), winning over Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League for the first time in 17 months (524 days). The 20-year-old made an immediate impression by putting on a combative show that earned him the title man of the match. Wilshere wrote, "It felt amazing to be back." "All the hard work and long days at the training ground have paid off."
He continued to play for Arsenal and made six appearances in December, culminating in another man of the match against West Bromwich Albion. Since completing a new deal, the young midfielder committed his long-term to the club, to Arsène Wenger's delight: "Jack is certainly the most well-known, the group's leader [of young British players]. We're thrilled that we could get our new contracts done at the same time.
Wilshere continued to put on good showings in the first month of 2013 as a participant in all eight of Arsenal's games and scoring the winner over Swansea City in the FA Cup. fünfsomelty was named in the match for his all-action display against the Welsh side, earning him his second man of the match award. In the meantime, Wilshere was given the captain's armband after regular skipper Thomas Vermaelen was wounded against West Ham. "Wilshere] is obviously a guy who is not afraid of anything on the football field, and that is usually the sign of a leader," Wenger said. "He wants to win, and he wants to win, and he wants Moira to win." Of course, he'll be one of the club's leaders, but in fact he already is. A coach is someone who does everything possible to help his team win. And he does this." He appeared in the entirety of the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur before suffering a knee injury that barred him from participating in the month's remaining games.
He was used as a replacement in all three of Arsenal's games in May, and he appeared at Newcastle United's matches against QPR, Wigan Athletic, and Newcastle United. "Jack will have a small, mild surgery [at the end of the season]," Arsène Wenger told the Wigan game. "It's a very tiny, little one." It is designed to remove a small pin. It will not be a problem. He will need a lot of minor surgery, but we can handle it as long as we can until the end of the season. At this time, we use him only in games where I feel they are truly needed."
Wilshere began the season playing on the left wing due to injuries that kept out Arsenal's first-team wingers, including Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Theo Walcott. In a 1–1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on October 6th, he scored his first goal of the season. In a 4–1 victory over Norwich City at the Emirates on October 19, he scored his second goal of the season. In a 2–0 victory over Olympique de Marseille in the UEFA Champions League on November 26, the first being the fastest European goal scored by an English player in Europe's top-tier competition, which was timedüed at 29 seconds.
Wilshere gave an offensive hand gesture and was banned from playing for two weeks during a match against Manchester City on December 14th.
Wilshere was involved in both Arsenal's goals against Aston Villa on January 13 in a match that Arsenal beat 21-01. Wilshere recovered the ball back from the field and set up Olivier Giroud, Arsenal's second, who scored in the 34th minute. In Arsenal's 2–0 win over Fulham on January 18, Wilshere earned his fourth assist of the season, bringing up Santi Cazorla just around the hour mark. On March 6, Wilshere was playing for England's friendly against Denmark. Wilshere, however, was disqualified for less than six weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in his left foot, soon losing key Arsenal games against Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as missing a FA Cup semi-final against Wigan on May 12th. Arsenal defeated Hull City 3–2 at Wembley Stadium on May 17th as an extra-time replacement in the 2014 FA Cup Final.
Wilshere's win over Norwich on May 28 was named BBC Goal of the Season, with his target receiving 42% of the votes.
Arsenal defeated Manchester City 3–0 on August 10th, starting with Wilshere, who then lifted the 2014 FA Community Shield. He scored and assisted in Arsenal's 2–2 home draw against the same team on September 13th.
Wilshere was out for three months following ankle surgery after fracturing the ligaments in a 1–2 home loss to Manchester United on November 27.
Arsenal beat West Brom 4–1 on May 24th, winning a spot in the group stages of next season's UEFA Champions League. Wilshere came from outside the area. Wilshere is the first player to win the award in consecutive seasons since the Premier League's inception.
Wilshere came on as a replacement in the 2015 FA Cup Final, beating Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium 4–0. He led fans in a chant calling Tottenham "shit" on Arsenal's victory parade after winning the final. He was charged with misconduct after being warned by the FA after a similar protest in the previous season's campaign.
Wilshere suffered his fibula during pre-season training in August, and it was expected to miss a few weeks. However, he underwent leg surgery in September and was out of action for a further three months. Wilshere declared in February 2016 that he was working to regain fitness, but slowly. He admitted to being dissatisfied by his injuries, but that he was also eager to return to the field. Wilshere started for Newcastle United against Newcastle United on Monday and scored his first goal after returning from injury against West Brom U-21 about two weeks later. Wilshere returned to the Arsenal line against Sunderland on April 24 and pitching in the 84th minute, replacing Mesut zil.
Wilshere made the switch to AFC Bournemouth for the 2016-2017 season on August 31, 2016, replacing the number 32, which had previously worn by midfielder Eunan O'Kane. Wilshere played his first game for Bournemouth against West Bromwich Albion on September 10, 2016, his team lost 1–0. Wilshere was named a Player of the Month award for Bournemouth in November and December 2016. Wilshere sustained a hairline fracture in his left fibula after his match against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on April 15, 2017. Wilshere will miss the remainder of the season after making 29 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth and being treated back at Arsenal on April 19. Bournemouth finished ninth in the Premier League this season, their highest ever league finish.
Several clubs showed an interest in signing the midfielder in the summer, but Wenger revealed that he had plans for him that season by mid-August. He made his first appearance for Arsenal since August 2016, as a substitute in the Europa League's second half against FC Köln on September 15th. Wilshere made his first appearance in over 16 months against Doncaster Rovers on September 20th and played for the entire 90 minutes.
In a 5–2 victory over Everton in Goodison Park on October 22nd, he played his first Premier League match of the season as a replacement, as a result of Aaron Ramsey's goal. Wilshere scored his first Arsenal goal in 928 days as the Gunners defeated BATE Borisov 6–0 in the Europa League on Sunday.
Wilshere's appearances on the Europa League group stage and a back injury to Ramsey saw him play in the Premier League for the first time since May 2016 against West Ham United. It was also the first time he had played a complete 90 minutes in the Premier League since September 2014. Wilshere scored his first Premier League goal in his sixth straight Premier League appearance in a 2–2 home draw with Chelsea rivals Chelsea on January 3rd.
Wilshere revealed on June 19 that he would leave Arsenal and that his deal would come to an end at the end of the month.
Wilshere joined West Ham United in Premier League on a three-year deal on September 9, 2018. In a 4–0 loss to Liverpool on August 12, he made his debut on August 12. Wilshere scored his first and only goal for the club in a 2–0 victory over Newport County in the EFL Cup on August 27. After two years with the club, his deal was mutually terminated on October 5, 2020, with just one year remaining. Wilshere made 19 appearances for West Ham in less than two years, including 16 in the Premier League. He was hurt for a large portion of his time with the club, but the player himself says he was fit but not chosen to play. Wilshere said on his release that he thinks he might still play at the top of English football.
Wilshere, who served on a short-term contract in January 2021, returned to AFC Bournemouth on January 18th. He made the switch after being active with the then Championship team since December 2020. He scored in a 2–1 victory over Crawley Town in the FA Cup on January 26, his first goal in any competition since August 27. In a 3–2 victory over Birmingham City on 6 February, he scored his first league goal for AFC Bournemouth. During his brief return to Bournemouth, he was released by the team at the end of the season, making 17 appearances and scoring two goals in all competitions.
Wilshere signed for Danish Superliga club AGF on an initial short-term deal until the 2021–22 season. Wilshere, who had been without a club since his release from Bournemouth, had been training with former Arsenal since October 2021 and had also worked with Serie B team Como 1907 previously.
AGF announced on July 6, 2022, that Wilshere's contract will not be renewed for the 2022-23 season. Wilshere, a footballer who was 30 years old on July 8, announced his retirement from football.
The England national youth teams played Wilshere in an age group above his age when they were first introduced in 2006. Wilshere was 14 when he first played for the England national Under-16 team at the Victory Shield in 2006. He began playing for the England national Under-17 team at the age of 15. He was then named in the squad for the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May, beginning in the second match against Germany before he was forced to leave the team due to a back injury. He was chosen one of the ten top young stars from the tournament after the tournament.
He returned as a replacement for England Under-21's debut against the Netherlands in a 0–0 draw on September 11, 2009, but he came as a substitute for his England Under-21 debut against the Netherlands.
Wilshere was called up to the England senior team for the first time against Hungary on August 7th. He made his England debut in the match played on August 11, 2010, arriving as an 83rd-minute replacement for Steven Gerrard. At the age of 18 years and 222 days, he became England's 10th-youngest player to play for England.
Wilshere made his full England debut against Denmark on February 9th. Despite playing in an unfamiliar position just in front of the defense, he impressed, and Fabio Capello lauded him. Wilshere made his England debut in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on March 25th. He made one more appearance in the qualifying round but did not make it to the tournament finals due to injuries.
Wilshere made his first appearance for England since 2011, recovering from injury, and was named man-of-the-match as England defeated Brazil 2–1 at Wembley Stadium on February 6, 2013. Wilshere's result was widely lauded by many, including boss Roy Hodgson, captain Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard. He was part of England's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, arriving as a 73rd-minute replacement in England's first Group D match against Italy. He began his team match against Costa Rica, with England being booted out of the competition.
In six out of seven UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches, Wilshere was nameduse of the match. He scored on his 28th birthday in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia, netting two long-range goals as the team came from behind to win 3–2 at the Stoljana Stadium.
Wilshere was selected for the 2018 friendlies in Russia's preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad was left out for the tournament on May 16th.
Wilshere was named as the Arsenal's head coach on July 20,22, four days after announcing his retirement from professional football.