Arsenal's Jack Wilshere names his Ultimate XI: John Terry, Ashley Cole and Samir Nasri feature

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The Arsenal midfielder picked his ultimate team from those he has appeared alongside in his career.

In a video feature on Arsenal’s official Youtube page, Jack Wilshere explained the choices behind his selections.

Unsurprisingly the team is comprised mainly of Arsenal players, but there are places for a few of his international colleagues too.

England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart gets the nod between the sticks, with Wilshere lauding his ‘commanding’ presence in the box.

In a move sure to be unpopular with Arsenal fans, Wilshere names John Terry and Ashley Cole as half of his defence. Cole had left Arsenal for Chelsea in controversial terms before Wilshere’s emergence but the Arsenal midfielder has featured for England alongside him.

He describes Cole as being the ‘best left-back in the world’ during his prime and called John Terry a ‘great leader’.

French duo Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscienly make up the rest of the defence, with Wilshere referencing the centre-back's success in silencing the critics he had upon his arrival in the Premier League.

Wilshere’s team features another player who left The Emirates in acrimonious fashion, current Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri. Wilshere cites the Frenchman’s goal scoring and assist return as he was breaking into the Arsenal side as the reason.

Chelsea schemer Cesc Fabregas partners Steven Gerrard in midfield, and Wilshere describes the Spaniard as a ‘role model’ and the Liverpool legend as a great captain.

Santi Cazorla is referred to as a ‘little magician’ and takes the left midfield spot.

Up front, current team-mate Alexis Sanchez is picked, with Wilshere describing his movement as a ‘dream come true’ for a midfielder.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney rounds off Wilshere’s ultimate XI and is called a ‘great character’ who's ‘football speaks for itself’ by the Arsenal midfielder.

Jack Wilshere’s Ultimate XI:


Sagna   Terry   Koscielny   Cole

Nasri    Gerrard   Fabregas   Cazorla

Sanchez   Rooney

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