Jack Wilshere is an English midfielder who plays for West Ham United. Wilshere was born on 1st January 1992 and joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine. Constantly mentioned for his talent at youth and reserve levels, Wilshere was awarded his competitive debut in 2008 by Arsène Wenger. Wilshere then went on a half-season loan to Bolton Wanderers in 2009-10 before making his debut for the England senior team in August 2010. Injuries were a problem for Wilshere in the following seasons, although he was a first-choice when fit, his appearances were limited.