Jack Wilshere retires from football



By Sports Desk

Ex Arsenal player, Jack Wilshere, has today announced his retirement from professional football.

Wilshere, 30, made the announcement in a statement he released on his social media handles.

Part of the statement reads: “Today I am announcing my retirement from playing professional football. It has been an unbelievable journey filled with so many incredible moments and I feel privileged to have experienced all that I did during my career. From being the little boy kicking a ball around in the garden to captaining my beloved Arsenal and playing for my country at a World Cup. I have lived my dream.”

The ex England international made his debut for Arsenal at age 16 after rising through the ranks from the Arsenal academy in 2008.

Jack went on to play 197 games for the gunners before leaving the club in 2018. He was named 2010-11 PFA young player of the year after having a brilliant campaign.

He also enjoyed lifting two consecutive FA cups for Arsenal from 2014-15.

The 30 year old played for Westham United, Bournemouth and AGF in Danish Superliga after leaving Arsenal.

He was unfortunately sidelined for most of his times as a footballer due to perpetual injury problems he described as out of his control.

In his retirement announcement, Jack expressed thankfulness to former Arsenal manager, Arsene wenger and the Arsenal fans.

“Words will never do justice to the love and thanks I have for the boss, Arsene wenger, Pat Rice and Boro Primorac. Without your belief, support and guidance from the first day we met I wouldn’t have been able to become part of the Arsenal family. I am forever grateful to you all,” the statement read.

“To the best supporters in the planet, all of you Arsenal fans, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. To play for you has been a privilege…………I’ll never forget how you always backed me and I’ll forever be a Gooner.”

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