Upminster lad, 7, meets football star Jack Wilshere

PUBLISHED: 11:44 15 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:44 15 September 2014

Mihnea Alexandru, from Upminster, with England football star Jack Wilshere

Mihnea Alexandru, from Upminster, with England football star Jack Wilshere


It was a dream-come-true for Upminster Arsenal fan Mihnea Alexandru when he took part in an exclusive training session with England footballer Jack Wilshere.

The seven-year-old St Joseph Catholic School pupil was put through his paces at the FA’s St George’s training facility in Staffordshire on August 28.

Topps Match Attax, the official Barclays Premier League football trading card game, organised the event.

Mihnea’s father Adrian said: “Mihnea loves playing football and is a massive Match Attax fan.

“It was a dream-come-true for him to win the chance to meet Jack Wilshere and train with him. He was so excited and hasn’t stopped talking about it since!”


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