Wilshere reveals the two players who helped him the most at the start of his Arsenal career
Jack Wilshere has picked out two former Arsenal players who handed him much help during the beginning of his career at the Emirates stadium.
The 25-year-old has been troubled by frequent injuries ever since he broke into the first team at Arsenal during the 20110/11 season, winning praises for his performance against Barcelona in the Champions League that year.
And after recovering from a serious knee injury he suffered during his loan spell at Bournemouth last term, Wilshere is gradually redeeming his form and fitness.
That has given the England international a chance to reflect on how far he has come under the guidance of Arsene Wenger who kept faith in him as a teenager.
And in the process, Wilshere has revealed that ex-Gunners Kolo Toure and Cesc Fabregas also played a part in helping him settle into the first team.
“When I first got into the squad Kolo Toure was brilliant for me,” the midfielder said.
“But “when I first got into the team, I was playing next to Fabregas, who was captain, and Alex Song.
“Cesc had come through at a similar age to me so he knew the pressure I was under and he was great for me to.”