Jack Wilshere retires from football at age 30

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‘I have lived my dream’: Jack Wilshere retires from football aged 30

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has retired at the age of just 30.

Wilshere became Arsenal’s youngest league debutant when he featured aged 16 and 256 days in 2008 after graduating from the club’s youth academy.

Widely predicted to emerge as a key figure for both Arsenal and England, Wilshere made a bright start to his career.

But his progress was hampered by a series of injuries and concerns about his off-field lifestyle.

Wilshere made his first England appearance in 2010, winning 34 caps and featuring at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.

Although Wilshere won the FA Cup with Arsenal in 2014 and 2015, he never quite fulfilled his potential in 197 appearances for the Gunners.

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