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Wilshere not about to do a Fabregas or van Persie to Arsenal

Jack Wilshere has eased the fears of Arsenal fans by committing himself to the club for the long-term.

The 20-year old midfielder is now back from a long injury absence and is keen to become a career player at the Emirates Stadium just like former captain Tony Adams did with the Gunners.

Wilshere is well aware that some key players, such as Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, have departed Arsenal in recent seasons but he has made it clear that he has no intention of following them out the door.

"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," he told the Daily Mail.

"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."

He added: "I've played 39 games in the Premier League, which is nothing when you look at players like Tony Adams and how many appearances they made. That's something I want to do."

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