Jack Wilshere states his ambition to captain his country.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed his desire to captain England, as he aims to move on from a string of long term injuries.
The 21-year old has been constantly hampered by injuries related to a stress fracture to his ankle in 2011, when he had screws implanted to help repair the damage.
Speaking ahead of England’s friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil, Wilshere told Sky Sports of his long term ambitions for both club and country.
“I want to captain Arsenal and I want to captain England. That definitely appeals to me. It’s my ultimate dream. People say players are no longer bothered about wearing the England shirt,” Wilshere explained
“But for me it’s the pinnacle of my job because club rivalries go out of the window and the entire nation comes together behind you – it’s the best feeling.”
Wilshere must first overcome his unlucky habit of suffering niggling injuries, which has hampered his development with the club.
He has displayed his leadership with the Gunners already, captaining the side during their Capital One Cup run this season, showing that Arsene Wenger clearly sees potential for him to become the long-term leader at the Emirates.