The Belgian midfielder lit up the Premier League at Fulham and Tottenham.
And Wilshere recalls more than one tough battle in central midfield against Dembele, who was moved on to Guangzhou in China last January.
He said on an Instagram Q&A: "I always hated playing against Dembele from Tottenham.
"Obviously it was a derby and he was always up for the game and made it difficult.
"He was strong, you couldn't get the ball off him and his dribbling was unreal."
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