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Arsenal morning headlines as Dani Ceballos makes transfer admission, Wilshere and Wenger talks

Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Saturday, October 10.

Jack Wilshere opens up about ‘father figure’ Arsene Wenger

Ex- Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed how former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was a father figure to him during his early career at the Emirates Stadium.

The England international, who spent 17 years at Arsenal after arriving as a nine-year old in 2001, made 197 Gunners appearances in all competitions before joining West Ham in 2018.

However, as a constant stream of injuries damaged his later Arsenal career, Wilshere has thanked Wenger for his guiding hand during difficult times

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“I don’t want to say he was like my dad because he wasn’t my dad and my dad would probably be annoyed – but he was almost like that father figure,” Wilshere told TalkSPORT .

“Even now, when I was going through all this with West Ham, I picked up the phone and spoke to him, asked for his advice.

“He’s just that guy for me in football, almost like the godfather of football where I just listen to his advice and straight away I am like ‘I need to follow his advice’.

Jack Wilshire has spoken about his excellent relationship with former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger
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“He’s guided me through tough times from a young player to a senior player at Arsenal. He was unreal for me.”

Wilshere is currently a free agent after his contract with the Hammers was terminated last week.

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