The PFA Young Player of the Year is an annual award given to the player aged 23 or under at the start of the season who is adjudged to have been the best of the year across all the professional leagues in England.
There has been no shortage of worthy contenders, however six names have now been short-listed as stand-out performers this season. Arsenal's 21-year-old England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been short-listed for the 2013 PFA Young Player Award.
Jack Wilshere is a product of the Arsenal youth academy and has been described as a player with 'impressive vision'. After 14 months out from football due to a persistent ankle injury, Wilshere made his return to regular first team training with Arsenal in September 2012 and made his first Premier League start since May 2011 in October of last year.
The England midfielder scored his first goal since returning from injury in a 2-0 win against Montpellier in the Champions League. It was subsequently announced that Wilshere had signed a new long term contract with Arsenal.
The fact that Wilshere has been nominated for this award is a testament to the players talent and ability. Coming back from a 14 month lay-off to impress and show how influential he can be on the pitch.