Jack Wilshere called time on his playing days earlier this year after terminating his contract with Danish side AGF Aarhus. After announcing his retirement, Wilshere was appointed as the head coach of Arsenal’s Under-18 side. His former teammate Aaron Ramsey has hailed his calibre to succeed as a youth coach.
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Both Ramsey and Wilshere started their journey together at Arsenal in 2008 and played alongside each other for 10 seasons before they moved away in the hope of greener pastures.
Speaking to the Mirror, Ramsey said: “Jack called it a day, which was very sad to see. [He was] obviously an unbelievable player on his day, very talented. It was a pleasure to play with him. I wish I had the opportunity to play with him a lot more, but he got injured [and then] I got injured [laughs at the irony] – so we didn’t get a lot of time playing together.”
“For him now, I think it’s a great opportunity. He has that passion, that love of the game, where you knew he was going to stay involved and become a coach or a manager. It’s a great platform for him to begin his managerial career, and I wish him all the best. I hope that he can give all of his experience and help [to] players.”
Wilshere is now back home at Arsenal and will hope to develop his youth talents to reach the first-team squad.