Jack Wilshere on becoming an Arsenal legend and his Twitter “addiction”
Written by Renzo on January 24, 2011 4:30
It is no surprise he is one of England’s most promising youngsters as Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere revealed his first steps in football were taken at the tender age of four.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the 19-year old revealed football has always been an important member of his family with his father, brother and sister all playing the game. Asked about the comparison with former Irish football player Liam Brady, Wilshere confessed the comparison is an honour but also how he wants to be remembered for what he is as he gets older.
A regular in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven, the Englishman was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers last season, an experience which he took full advantage from as he made his return to Arsenal with more experience, more hunger and ready to make an impact for the Gunners as he admitted how he wants to stay at the Club for the rest of his career.
On his Twitter account and the the 168,000 and counting followers, the youngster joked how it all started with one tweet a day but how it grew at such a rapid pace that it became a very important channel to communicate with Arsenal fans.
On his past and future, Wilshere said:
I think [it all started when] I was 4 or 5, at that age I was kicking the ball around, probably I wasn’t aware of it but I was always kicking the ball around at a young age. My Dad always played football as well when he could and he still plays now. My brother still plays, my sister played so there’s always been like football around the family.
Getting compared with Liam Brady is an honour, I’ve seen videos of him and he was great but as I get older I’d love to be myself.
I’d definitely like to be an Arsenal legend. I’m happy at this Club, just signed a new contract and I want to stay here for the rest of my career.
[Tweeter] started off like one a day then all of a sudden I just kept going and the more followers I got the more I was tweeting. The boys give me stick that I’m always on it but I think it’s important, there are other players on it as well and we all like to stay in touch with the fans.