The England international has struggled to find consistency since returning from a lengthy injury layoff last year, but was quick to point out that he is still learning his trade.
"Yes, I do think [people forget my age]," Wilshere told the club's website. "Not just because I've been around for a long time, but people hear I've got two kids and it's not often you hear about a 21-year-old with two kids.
"I have been in the [Arsenal] first team since I was 16, so that is five years and that is quite a long time in football terms.
"I made my debut when I was 16 and the aim was to play for England and it came pretty quickly - when I was 18. Then the main thing after that was to keep my place in the Arsenal team week in, week out and I did during that season."
Wilshere went on to say that his critics should take his ability to play against more experienced players on a weekly basis into account.