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Wilshere confirms retirement from football

Jack Wilshere

Ex-Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, has confirmed his retirement from professional football.

Wilshere only left Danish club AGF yesterday, less than five months after signing for them.

The 30-year-old became the Gunners’ youngest league debutant when aged 16 and 256 days during 2008 after coming through the club’s Academy.

The midfielder, who was hampered by a series of injuries, won the FA Cup twice in successive seasons with Arsenal in 2014 and 2015, before joining Bournemouth and then West Ham.

Wilshere returned to the Cherries on a short-term deal in January 2021 and also had a spell at Danish Superliga club AGF.

After making his first senior England appearance in 2010, Wilshere won 34 caps and was part of the 2014 World Cup squad.

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