In one of the most shocking deals on deadline day, Arsenal fan favourite Jack Wilshere joined domestic rivals AFC Bournemouth on loan. While many fans were sad to see him go, some of them immediately demanded that his Gunners shirt be handed to German midfielder Mesut Ozil.
Wilshere has been the Gunners’ golden boy since making his first team debut for the club as a 17-year-old. However, the performance of Arsenal No. 11 Mesut Ozil last season means that there are many fans who think that Wilshere’s no. 10 shirt rightfully belongs to the German play-maker.
Give Wilshere’s #10 shirt to Özil please
— M1Ö (@MesutOzilAFC) August 31, 2016
Now Wilshere’s been binned off, can Ozil take his rightful place as the heir to that #10 shirt
— Ian (@IanGodfrey_) September 1, 2016
Mesut Ozil is new Germany’s no10 … btw, Arsenal’s no10 is free as Wilshere off to Bournemouth 🤔
— AdzDëBünny™ (@fuadzbadrol) September 1, 2016
Ozil didn’t waste time in taking up that Vacant #10 jersey for Germany. Now Jack Wilshere is Arsenal’s current #10, he’s not around. SOOOOO🤔
— Senzo Sithebe (@SkinnySenz_77) September 1, 2016
With Wilshere on loan, Ozil can take back his shirt number and carry on being the best number 10 in the world.
— Jak (@jak_heer) August 31, 2016
Most of the fans were extremely sad to see Wilshere leave the club. The 24-year-old has been one of the biggest fan favourites at the Emirates for almost a decade, but his dubious injury record has waylaid a promising career. Many are hoping that he can show what he’s capable of at Bournemouth, even though they find it surreal that he’s leaving the club.
— Divino. (@allensfame) September 1, 2016
This Wilshere transfer really doesn’t sit well with me lol
— My Key (@Test_the_Mike) September 1, 2016
Seeing Wilshere in a Bournemouth shirt will make me cringe 😢
— AceMóntana (@Ac3_AJ) September 1, 2016
At Least Wilshere Ain’t On The Treatment Table
— ㅤ (@RichieSantana_) September 1, 2016
— Flan (@Flannyballs) September 1, 2016
Still incredibly weird to not have Wilshere at Arsenal…
— Sebas AFC (@sebas8santos) September 1, 2016
Still trying to get my head around us loaning Jack Wilshere. Missing the little fella already.
— Pádraig 〽️ (@VintageOzil) August 31, 2016
In other news, Jack Wilshere ‘s descent into ‘who’ is picking up pace.
— Franco Bianco (@francobianco) September 1, 2016
Just can’t get over Wilshere; so so sad what’s happened to him.
— J (@JWTB20) September 1, 2016
Redknapp: “You can dress it up any way you like but it comes down to Wenger deciding Wilshere isn’t currently good enough for his team.”
— Arsenal Relevant (@ArsenalRelevant) September 1, 2016
Abuse aside, I love the fact that Wilshere has been dumped on by a great height by his beloved Arsenal, however they try to sweeten it👌🏼
— ✨⚽️✨ (@SportySpur) September 1, 2016