A centre piece for Arsenal in recent seasons, young midfielder Jack Wilshere will take his place on the World stage this summer for England having been part of the Gunners' first FA Cup title in nine years. Earning the goal of the Premier League season acolade in 2013, Wilshere's long betting odds could profit punters in individual goalscorer markets for this summer's World Cup.
Wilshere joined the Arsenal Academy in October 2001 at the age of nine, after a short spell in the Luton Town youth programme. After impressing in the Arsenal Academy, Wilshere was handed Under-18s starts in 2007, scoring against Aston Villa and then securing a hat-trick over Watford as the side clinched the Academy Group A title.
He continued to impress with numerous crucial goals and assists created within Arsenal's reserve side, including a goal and a pair of assists to beat Liverpool in the 2008/09 FA Youth Cup final before Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger gave Wilshere a place in Arsenal's first team squad for the 2008/09 season.
A 16 he became the club's youngest debutante, scoring his first competitive Arsenal goal against Sheffield United in the Football League Cup and becoming the fifth 16-year-old to play in the Champions League. Voted Player of the Season in 2010/11, Wilshere has since scored 10 goals in 131 appearances, netting the goal of the most recent Premier League season by finishing a superb tiki-taka team goal against Norwich City in 2013.
Wilshere had also joined Premier League side Bolton Wanderers on loan until the end of the 2009/10 season, the club unsuccessfully attempting to keep the midfielder who scored on his debut for the squad against West Ham United in a 2-1 victory.
Wilshere's International career stretches back to 2006 from the age of 14, scoring once in an Under-17s match but not finding the back of the net in his 15 senior appearances since 2010 - which included four 2014 World Cup qualifier experiences.
Jack Wilshere World Cup Betting Tips
Wilshere's goal scoring abilities have been there since his youth days at Arsenal, and the midfielder has endured a strong season despite ending early due to injury. Assists are where Wilshere can pay out for punters in player betting markets, although the 22-year-old offers very profitable individual goalscorer betting odds.