However, the 21-year-old has been keen to stress that he is still learning his trade from players such as England skipper Gerrard.
"Steven is a great role model," Wilshere told reporters. "He has been the heartbeat of Liverpool for years. He is a great role model for me.
"If I can get anywhere near as good as him and drive the team forward like he does, then I will be happy."
Wilshere has scored two goals in 16 appearances for Arsenal this season after making his return from a serious ankle injury.