Wilshere admits to having matured since becoming a father.
Jack Wilshere may only be 21-years-old but the Arsenal midfielder is a father of two and the Englishman says having children has helped the player’s career.
Wilshere broke into the first team in 2008 – before spending a period on-loan with Bolton Wanderers – and it’s easy to forget that the England international is still so young.
Yet the midfield ace says that becoming a father has helped the starlet to mature into a top-class player on both the domestic and international stage.
“When you become a father, not for just the first time but the second time as well, and you have a little girl, it makes you think about life,” Wilshere told the Gunners website.
“You put them [my children] first. Before I was an 18-year-old doing what I wanted.
“A lot of things change and you do a lot of growing up.
“I’ve grown up at this club and I have captained the Club at under-16 level, under-18 level and last season as well I got the armband for 20 minutes or so [against West Ham in January] which was a nice feeling. I want to do that [be a leader] for this club.”
To date Wilshere has made 113 appearances for the north London club in all competitions and also has 13 caps for the Three Lions.
The performances of the midfielder have contributed towards the success Arsene Wenger’s men have had this term, with a good Champions League run and a current position at the top of the Premier League.
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