Viewed by many as not just the future of the Arsenal midfield, but a beacon of hope for the North London outfit as they try to emerge from a period barren of silverware, Jack Wilshere has the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Okay, that world may just be the backing of one of football’s biggest and most widely-supported clubs, but no big deal, eh?
Having gone through a couple of torrid campaigns riddled with injury, the 2013-14 season is the youngster’s next big opportunity to live up to what’s been expected of him for some time now.
And in that pursuit, Wilshere will deliver, more ready than ever to carry the Gunners’ hopes and aspirations. Read on to find out why.