Wilshere - Fabregas was a real mentor to me

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere

When starting your career as a central midfielder, who better to offer you advice than Cesc Fabregas?

Speaking exclusively to our 'In Lockdown' podcast, Jack Wilshere revealed the help he received from our former club captain during his time in north London.


"Cesc would always give me words of advice," Wilshere said. "Kieran Gibbs was around the team and then Aaron came in. We'd all got close in that pre-season because we were the young players, young players tend to stick together when they come into the first team.


"I was quite quiet at that stage, it sounds mad but I didn't really feel like I deserved to be there. I felt like I was a kid and there was a lot of injuries and I'd got my chance.


"Cesc was good. He would give me words of advice because at that point I was with the first team, then with the reserves. Cesc would always say, 'I watched you the other night in the reserves and you did well'."

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