The 21-year old has had an injury plagued start to his Arsenal career but did manage several appearances playing with Fabregas before the midfielder left for Barcelona in 2011. Despite playing with talents like Santi Cazorla, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, Wilshere still feels the 26-year old remains the best player he has played
“The best player I ever played with is probably Cesc Fabregas.”
“I only got to play with him for a year before he went back to Barcelona but I learnt so much from him – the way he knew what he was going to do with the ball before he got it and his passing – and he scored goals.”
“Also, he grew up at Arsenal – he got in to the first team at a young age, which is something I wanted to do.”
The young midfielder has already amassed over 100 appearances for Arsenal but could have almost doubled that figure had he not been kept out for 14 months between August 2011 and October 2012.
He is currently on international duty as he prepares to help England qualify for the summers World Cup in Brazil. With Ozil now at Arsenal, Wilshere can only get better as he now has a player as good as Cesc to learn from.