Jack Wilshere: 'I got Cesc Fabregas to nab Lionel Messi's shirt'

Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013
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Jack Wilshere reveals that former Arsenal teammate Cesc Fabregas managed to get the midfielder Lionel Messi's shirt back in 2011.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed that he owns a Barcelona shirt worn by Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.

The England international managed to nab the famous shirt following the Gunners' 4-3 aggregate defeat to Barca in the Champions League back in 2011 courtesy of former Arsenal teammate Cesc Fabregas.

"I asked Xavi for his but he had the hump a bit," Wilshere told Match of the Day magazine. "So he just threw me his shirt and strolled off. I asked Cesc Fabregas to get me Messi's because they're good friends, and he did."

Meanwhile, Wilshere is preparing to go up against Liverpool with his teammates at the Emirates tomorrow.

Messi is congratulated by teammates after his early Copa Del Rey strike against Cordoba on December 12, 2012
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