By Emmanuel Adeleke
Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, has been appointed as club’s U18 head coach, following his retirement from professional football last week.
Wilshere graduated from the Arsenal academy and went on to make 197 appearances for the club between 2008 and 2018, winning the FA Cup twice.
He announced his retirement on Friday at the age of 30, just a day after ending his five-month stint at Danish club, AGF Aarhus.
Wilshere, who also played for Bournemouth and West Ham during an injury-plagued career, spent time last year working with the Arsenal youngsters, but this will be his first official coaching position.
“It’s a huge honour to have this role.
“It’s no secret that I love this club. I love what we stand for and you know a big part of my life was spent in this academy, some of the best days of my life.
“This is a big opportunity for me and I’m ready. I’m hungry and can’t wait to help these young players thrive and be the best they can be on and off the pitch,” Wilshere said.