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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere surprises nine year-old Gunners fan suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Wilshere dropped in on one of his biggest fans. Photo: PA

A nine-year-old Arsenal superfan was stunned to find a fan of his own waiting for him when he returned home from school - his footballing hero, Jack Wilshere.

Archie Hill, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, impressed the England midfielder after he appealed to Prime Minister David Cameron for help with his condition.

The youngster met the Prime Minister after a breakthrough drug for his condition - which currently means he is unlikely to live beyond 30 - became available in several European countries.

After receiving Archie's letter, David Cameron raised the issue of treatment in the House of Commons, saying he wanted to see vital drugs licensed as quickly as possible.

Archie also met the PM last month. Credit: PA

Attached to the letter was a picture of Archie and his football team and the youngster, whose house is full of Arsenal memorabilia, left an impression on his Gunners hero as well.

Wilshere surprised Archie and his older brother Leyton on their doorstep, before taking them for a kick-about in the garden at their home in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and challenging them on their favourite football video games.

Wilshere said:

It's been fantastic meeting Archie and Leyton. My mum told me about Archie's interview and I was really impressed by how grown up he was to go on television and to write to the Prime Minister like that. They are really great boys.

– Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere