Wilshere says he will be at Arsenal forever
Updated: 2011-11-09 10:15
Injured Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere watches from the pitch side during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on Oct 15, 2011 in London, England. [Photo/Agencies]
Wilshere, 19, has been with the Gunners since he was nine years old and began to establish himself in the first team at the start of last season after a successful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers in the second half of the 2009-10 season.
Although he is currently sidelined until at least January or February following major ankle surgery, Wilshere has pledged his career to the club.
"Can I promise I will be at Arsenal for ever? I can promise that, yes," he told reporters.
"I've been at the club since I was nine and I've learned to love it. From the Patrick Vieira days, to Dennis Bergkamp, Cesc Fabregas, I've watched them come through and move on.
"But now there's a crop of new players, Aaron Ramsey, myself, Kieran Gibbs, hopefully we can really create something special. I love the club and I want to be part of its future."
Arsenal have recovered after a poor start to the season and have climbed to seventh in the Premier League table after winning their last four league matches since a 2-1 defeat at arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Oct 2.
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