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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reveals Robin van Persie replacement

08:02 18 August 2012

Jack Wilshere is nearing his Arsenal return. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Jack Wilshere is nearing his Arsenal return. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

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Jack Wilshere has been given the number 10 shirt

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Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been handed Robin van Persie’s old number 10 shirt after the Dutchman moved to Manchester United.

Wenger believes the move will give the youngster, who has missed the last 12 months through injury, confidence ahead of his return.

“I feel Jack will be one of the leaders of this club and by giving him the number 10, I want to show I am confident he will be the one who will lead the team one day,” said Wenger.

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