Arsenal hotshot Jack Wilshere had to beg teammate Cesc Fabregas to ask for Lionel Messi’s shirt following Wednesday night’s victory against Barcelona.
The 19-year-old midfielder was the Gunners’ star man putting in a performance well beyond his years at Emirates – holding his own against a crop of world class players.
Barcelona dominated the first half on Wednesday night going ahead one-nil at half-time. At that stage many feared a Barca round.
But Arsenal battled back and pulled off a shock victory against, what is regarded, as one of world’s best ever club teams thanks to second-half strikes from Robin van Persie and Andrei Arshavin.
Wilshere was one of the game’s stand-out players, battling against World Cup winners Xavi and Iniesta.
And he was rewarded with one of the prize assets in football – the shirt of Barcelona’s star man Lionel Messi.
The rising star uploaded a picture of him and his dad holding a Messi 10 and Xavi 6 shirt each to Twitter.
But Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, has revealed Wilshere didn’t have the guts to ask for the shirts himself.
Fabregas tweeted: “Can’t believe I had to go to get Messi’s shirt for u. U were so scared. You were MOTM so next time please ask urself!” (sic)
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