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Jack Wilshere announces Retirement in Football Amid Appointment as U-18s Head Coach

As we await Arsenal’s first pre-season match against Nurnberg in Germany, we are delighted with the sweet-sour news about one of our very own- Wilshere. With such a turbulent career on the pitch, over regular injuries sidelining him severally, Jack has finally put out a statement indicating his recent move in his career.

Having spent his career at Arsenal, WestHam, Bournemouth and just recently Danish side- Aarhus last season. With the Danish club already announcing his departure from their team, it was unclear what his next move would be. With pleasure, the 30-year-old and former Hale End graduate has now gotten the honor of managing the Under-18s side and succeeding Dan Micciche who recently left for a different challenge at Crawley Town.

Jack Wilshere undertaking his coaching badges. [Photo via Wilshere on Instagram]

It is only befitting with his closeness to the club and having spent 17 years fighting for the badge and later leaving in 2018, taking on other challenges. His appointment is among a number of youth-level positions being finalised by the club. While working with the upcoming youngsters last season, undertaking his coaching badges at Arsenal, it is evident that he left quite an impression after this move.

His former teammate at Arsenal- and now manager for the Arsenal academy- Per Mertesacker is conducting the interviews and involved in the recruitment process of the several gapped positions in the youth-level.