Jack Wilshere has responded to Jamie Redknapp’s comments, after the latter claimed that Wilshere’s career at The Emirates was over
The Arsenal midfielder joined Bournemouth on loan in the summer, having realised his chances at Arsenal would be limited. The midfielder completed 90 minutes for the first time since 2014 on Saturday, and will be hoping to continue featuring for Bournemouth free from injury as the season progresses.
Arsene Wenger himself has never said he wishes to sell the England international, but Jamie Redknapp feels Wilshere’s career at Arsenal is over.
The ex-Tottenham midfielder stated his opinion that Wilshere would not be able to break back into the Arsenal first team, and that Wilshere had grown too comfortable at the Emirates. He also praised his decision to move to Bournemouth. However, according to The Telegraph, Wilshere seemed displeased at his comments :
“I don’t know where he got that from,” he said. “I’ve not really thought about that so how other people can comment on it…
“If he doesn’t see me going back to Arsenal then that’s up to him. He’s entitled to his opinion but I haven’t thought about that.”
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth and Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur compete for the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo courtesy Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
The 24-year old, for a long time, was earmarked as England’s brightest prospect, but constant injuries have meant that Wilshere’s progress has stalled. While the size of Arsene Wenger’s current squad makes it hard to see how Wilshere could break back into the team, there is no reason the talented midfielder could not yet have a future with them.
He only has to look at Aaron Ramsey to see a similar example, considering the Welsh midfielder went out on loan twice after his devastating injury against Stoke.
Wilshere was also considered a prime candidate to captain Arsenal in the future, and he will be hoping for a successful loan with Eddie Howe’s side to make that a reality.