Monday, September 11, 2023

Former Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere wows in 5-a-side-match and footage shows his teammates were stunned

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere left his teammates astonished during a five-a-side match that was caught on video.

The 31-year-old is currently Arsenal Under-18s head coach after previously hanging up his boots in July 2022 at the age of 30.

Wilshere is in charge of Arsenal U18s after his retirementGetty

The 31-year-old has proven he still has what it takes on the pitchYouTube @ Shoot for Love

Having previously starred under Arsene Wenger, making 197 appearances for the Gunners, until injuries struck, Wilshere has since proven he still has what it takes.

The midfielder was recently involved in a five-a-side match and showed that he still has the talent.

Wilshere can be seen dribbling, whilst dancing his way past several amateur players with the ball in stunning fashion.

He was taking part in the group Shoot For Love, in a pick-up game in London, with footage since emerging of his tremendous talents.

After dazzling, many lauded Wilshere and were delighted to see him back doing what he loves.

One said: “It’s devastating what injuries did to Wilshere’s career, he was one of the best talent in Arsenal History.”

Another added: “Despite his short career, he’ll always be remembered as THAT kid who bossed the midfield against Barcelona. Nobody can ever take that away from him. we’ll always love you Jack.”

A third wrote: “Watching Wilshere play again even though it’s just with amateur guys really made my day.”

Wilshere can be seen dazzling in a five-a-side game in LondonYouTube @ Shoot for Love

At one point, he even nutmegged a player in fine fashionYouTube @ Shoot for Love

Players were left star-struck at just how good the former England international isYouTube @ Shoot for Love

With another stating: “Unbelievable player! I hope his coaching career takes him to even bigger heights his career was.”

After lengthy spells on the sidelines alongside stints and Bournemouth and West Ham, the former England international decided to call time on his career.

The midfielder was forced to have surgery on his ankle, knee and calfbone while at Arsenal which saw him miss over 100 games.

Then after a move to West Ham, he would miss a total of 59 games in three years at the club.

Wilshere shone at Arsenal, playing 197 times, before he was blighted by injuriesGetty

Though he is now found his new love for the game in his coaching role at ArsenalGetty

Now in charge of Arsenal’s Under-18 side, he claims that coaching has helped to reignite his ‘real deep love for football’. 

“I love it, honestly,” he told The Independent in April.

“It’s given me back the real deep love for football and I didn’t know I’d lost it, to be honest. I came back here last year and I was coaching a bit, training a bit.

“When I came back here, and it might be because it’s Arsenal, I feel like people here genuinely care about me, which is nice.

“Obviously, it was a different world I was entering. The corporate world, all the emails – but now I’m in a place where I’ve worked that out, I’ve structured my day better. 

“The coaching stuff I absolutely love.”

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