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Sky Sports Scout - Jack Wilshere

We run the rule over Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere

Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.

NAME: Jack Wilshere AGE: 17 (1st January 1992) BORN: Stevenage POSITION: Midfielder CLUB: Arsenal FACTS: Arsenal's youngest ever league player Sky Sports Scout Ratings: 0-10 - No hoper 11-20 - Should look elsewhere 21-30 - Might not make it 31-40 - Has work to do 41-50 - Keep an eye on him 51-60 - Great prospect 61-70 - On his way to the top 71-80 - Already World-class

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Latest under our scout's gaze is Arsenal's young midfielder Jack Wilshere - recommended by Sky Sports reader Roland Smith.

The scout reports...

After a stunning series of performances at the Emirates Cup, it is little surprise we have turned our attention to Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.

A graduate of Arsenal's famed youth academy, the Hertfordshire-born starlet is on the brink of making a big breakthrough at the Emirates.

Comparisons with the legendary Liam Brady say it all. Wilshere possesses a great deal of talent, and his recent performances in pre-season have seen his stock rise again further.

However, suggestions that the 17-year-old could be included in Fabio Capello's squad for next year's World Cup in South Africa are hugely premature.

Wilshere, as his age indicates, is still a raw talent. His recent form in pre-season is not unfamiliar, for he shined similarly this time last year.

The hype surrounding Wilshere is intensified as he is an Englishman. An Englishman that is naturally left-footed.

At just 5ft 7in, the teenager is slight, but will surely bulk-up as he matures. What he lacks physically, he makes up for technically.

Wilshere's ability on the ball is outstanding, and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he sees him in the 'Bergkamp role' in the future.

But it remains to be seen how much first-team action Wilshere will see this term - but he is only 17 and has time on his side.

The scout says...

With the right nurturing, and he will no doubt get that at Arsenal under Wenger, Wilshere does have the opportunity to be a great.

Such quality at his age is hard to overlook.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 8 out of 10

Passing: 9 out of 10

Tackling: 5 out of 10

Heading: 6 out of 10

Pace: 7 out of 10

Vision: 8 out of 10

Current ability: 7 out of 10

Potential ability: 10 out of 10


Current value: £15million

Potential value: £60million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Wilshere - now we want your views. Have you seen Wilshere? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

And if you have spotted anyone you think we should feature, then please get in touch. We will look to send out the Scout to follow up some of your leads.