Jack Wilshere reveals how he got Arsenal’s iconic No.10 shirt after Robin van Persie transfer to Manchester United
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Dennis Bergkamp, Robin van Persie, Jack Wilshere – you have to be good to wear Arsenal’s No.10 shirt, but you also just have to be in the right place at the right time!
Former Gunners midfielder Wilshere – who is currently back in training with his former club – wore the jersey number at the Emirates Stadium until his departure in 2018 and recalled that he was easier than you think to grab it.
He took it from Van Persie, who was a legend in north London before signing for Manchester United from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012 and helped them win a Premier League title with his goals.
There would have been plenty of contenders for the vacant No.10 jersey, but when asked how he managed to get the number in front of his teammates, Wilshere told talkSPORT how simple it was.
“I asked for it,” he said in his niche as Drive co-host on Thursday afternoons.
Presenter Andy Goldstein then asked, “Who had it before you?” [Dennis] Bergkamp, right?
“No, it was Van Persie,” Wilshere replied.
“There were rumors. It was embarrassing actually because there were rumors he was leaving for United.
“I didn’t know what was going on and I didn’t know what was going on.
“But I went to the manager and I said, ‘Look, I’m not sure what’s going on with Robin and I don’t really want to know, that’s not why I’m coming here, but it’s there it goes, could I have number 10? ‘
“He just said, ‘Yes of course’.”
If you don’t ask, you don’t get!
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