Speaking of his desire to emulate legends like Tony Adams, Wilshere believes his bond with the Gunners has been strengthened during his long fitness battle and he has no intention of following Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie out of the Emirates.
The 20-year-old England midfielder said: "I've been at this club 10 years and to come through the academy at Hale End and break into the first team is a great story. It's a dream.
"To have my family 20 minutes from the training ground and an hour from the stadium is perfect for me. Cesc wanted to go home. Home for me is Arsenal. Cesc wanted to go back to his family and friends. My family and friends are 20 minutes away. It's perfect."