PHOTO: Arsenal superstar snapped as a pre-teen… posing in rival kit!

Jack Wilshere is a fans' favourite at Emirates Stadium but here he shows different colours - the famous claret and blue of West Ham United.

Versatile Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is one of the Emirates Stadium match-going collective's favourites.

The 22-year-old has been at the North London club since he was nine-years-old, progressing through the youth ranks from 2001 to 2008, captaining the Under-16 side and scoring hat-tricks aplenty for the U18s before his eventual metaphorical ticker-tape promotion into Arsene Wenger's senior squad.

Since, the player has gone from strength to strength, has fulfilled a number of midfield positions on the field but has been criticised for not bringing his goal-scoring touch at youth-level with him into the Premier League.

His performances this season, though, have been enough to attract the attention of England national team manager Roy Hodgson, who named the Gunner as one part of his 23-man provisional squad who will be tasked with navigating a path past the group stage and deep into the knockout phases, when the FIFA World Cup competition begins next month.

Wilshere will be one of two Arsenal stars, alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, however, he did not always wear the iconic red and white of N5 as, even before his days with Luton Town, he wore West Ham United's uniform (see above).

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