Jack Wilshere given the 'honour to interview the legendary Pele' at the launch of 10Ten Talent and used Twitter questions from fans

Jack Wilshere may rub shoulders with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil on a daily basis but he was left starstruck on Thursday evening when he met Brazil legend Pele. 

Even better for Wilshere, the Arsenal midfielder was given the opportunity to interview the three-time World Cup winner during the launch party of 10Ten Talent. 

Both Wilshere and Pele, along with Glenn Hoddle, are clients and the England international made sure his fans on Twitter knew about their meeting by posting several tweets.

Earlier on Thursday, Wilshere tweeted: 'Looking forward to meeting @Pele tonight. I'll be asking the best questions you sent. #JackMeetsPele.' 

The 23-year-old then followed this up with several tweets about the event, many of which included photos of Pele. 

Meanwhile, Pele has acknowledged that last year's World Cup was a 'disaster' for Brazil but is not surprised how quickly the likes of Oscar and Ramires have bounced back in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Brazil were humiliated by Germany in a 7-1 semi-final defeat and the hosts were then thrashed 3-0 by Holland in the third-place play-off.

Pele scored 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil and won the World Cup three times but the former Santos striker still finds last year's capitulation difficult to understand.

'It was something nobody can explain,' said Pele, who was announcing the Art, Life, Football exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery in London. 

'When we were preparing for the World Cup the two teams everybody, even people who don't know football, expected to be in the final were Spain and Brazil.

'Those were the two teams that were supposed to be in the final.

'But the German team, I saw them play two years before and they were very, very good. They were very well prepared.

'And then of course there was the disaster, it really was a disaster.

'It was something nobody could predict.

'Brazil could lose, 1-0 or 2-0, but to lose 7-1 and the second game (third place play-off) we lost 3-0, it's something only God can explain.'

The five-time World Cup winners have regrouped under new head coach Dunga and Brazil's Premier League based players have shown few ill-effects this season.

Oscar and Ramires have helped Chelsea to a 10-point lead at the top of the table while Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has been shortlisted for both the Professional Footballers' Association Player and Young Player of the Year awards.

'I am not surprised, I follow the league here,' Pele said.

'Of course sometimes what happened to Brazil happens in football.

'You see the team as the best team and they lose.

'It was not a surprise to me (that the players have bounced back).

'I had the pleasure to be in a commercial with Oscar recently and I congratulated him.'

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