England midfielder Jack Wilshere has lauded Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's as the driving force behind his blossoming club and international career. "He's been the main person in my career: he gave me a chance when I was 16.
"He gave me special care, put his arm around me, he picked me out and gave me the chance to train with the first team every day and that helped my career massively, just learning from the way they play.
"Sending me on loan to Bolton, learning to play the Premier League way, that was important too.
"Some games I didn't play well but he still stuck with me when I made mistakes. If you make mistakes he sticks with you, and that's huge.
"I feel like I've been around for a long time now, I should be used to playing week in, week out.
"I'm 21 but in football ages I'm a bit older than that. I've got a few years' experience and hopefully that can help me, so I'm looking forward to the next three to four years."
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