Jack Wilshere has revealed his ambitions to become Arsenal captain, Sky Sports understands.
The 21 year old, who has appeared in all but one of the Gunners’ league games this season, is one of the longest serving players in Arsene Wenger’s side after breaking through to the first team at just 16.
In making his debut as a late substitute against Blackburn Rovers in September 2008, he became the youngest-ever league debutant for the North London club, taking a record previously held by Cesc Fabregas, and Wilshere hopes he can follow in the Spain international’s footsteps by becoming the permanent holder of the captain’s armband.
The former Bolton Wanderers loanee has captained the club at U16 and U18 level, and did so for the final twenty minutes or so against West Ham United in January, leaving him hungry for more.
Wilshere was a second half substitute in yesterday evening’s 1-0 defeat to Germany at Wembley to win his fourteenth international cap.
Kieran Gibbs also came off the bench to replace former Gunner Ashley Cole eight minutes in to the second half.
Captain for the evening Per Mertesacker scored the only goal of the game, heading in Toni Kroos’ cross on thirty-nine minutes.