EXCLUSIVE by James Bryce

HE may be England’s brightest prospect for years, but Jack Wilshere has shown he hasn’t forgotten his mates.

The Arsenal ace, who earns 56,000 euros a week, has been on a lads holiday in Spain in a plush five bedroom/five bathroom villa on the Costa del Sol.

The young midfielder was joined by eight mates and a bodyguard in Marbella, having spent 17,000 euros to fly them all out from London.

The dad-to-be, 19, was letting off steam at the 5,900 euro-a-week property in Nueva Andalucia, which has its own swimming pool and garden, following a largely frustrating season for the Gunners.

“It is the perfect party house due to its great location to Puerto Banus,” said a source. “He spent his week in the port and up and down the coast.”

The England star later joined his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Neal for a break in Sardinia, ahead of the start of the new season in August.