Wilshere will come face-to-face with his heroes this week.
He said: “I watch Barcelona playing in La Liga and I watch Xavi and Iniesta just run the games. That’s what I want to do. It will be great to play against them.
“Barcelona are definitely my favourite other team to watch. They play like Arsenal and try to keep the ball, like we try to do. It’s great to watch them as well.
“Players like Xavi and Iniesta are great players. Who wouldn’t try to model their game on them?
“But we’ve got players like Cesc who are great to watch and learn from.”