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Wilshere's birthday present from Arsene is a professional contract

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:45 07 September 2010

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed his first professional contract with the club this week. He celebrated his 17th birthday on New Year s Day – and Arsene Wenger was quick to tie him to the club. Wilshere, who made a big impact on the club s pre-

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed his first professional contract with the club this week.

He celebrated his 17th birthday on New Year's Day - and Arsene Wenger was quick to tie him to the club.

Wilshere, who made a big impact on the club's pre-season tour of Austria, has already become the youngest ever player to represent the club in both the league and European competition this season.

In addition, the Hertfordshire-born star, who has been with the Gunners since he was nine, also scored on his full competitive debut in a 6-0 Carling Cup win over Sheffield United.


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