Arsenal fan favourite Jack Wilshere was furious with his former side after the Gunners announced yesterday that Steve Bould will be leaving the club.
The legendary Englishman cemented himself as an Arsenal great during his playing career. He made a total of 372 appearances for us between 1988 and 1999, lifted three league titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and also the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Bould returned to the club as a coach after he hung his boots up as a player and spent six whole seasons as Arsene Wenger’s assistant. He later took charge of the under-23’s but our 10th place finish last term forced the club to take this drastic decision.
Jack Wilshere: I can’t believe Arsenal have sacked Steve Bould
Bouldy will leave Arsenal and he should do so with his head held high. He has given his all for us over the years and he will go down as an asbolute legend of this football club.
Wilshere, who knew Bould very well thanks to their time together at Arsenal, was absolutely furious with Edu and Per Mertesacker’s decision.
He was shocked to see ‘another proper Arsenal man’ being forced out of the club he loves, and that, frankly, is a serious concern to the supporters as well.
The Insider’s View:
Wilshere really does have a point. We’ve let a number of people who are Arsenal through and through leave since after Wenger left. That has definitely had a negative impact on the club.
Every team needs people around who can instil the values and DNA of the club to the foreign players. Edu and Mikel Arteta are Arsenal through and through, there’s no doubt about that, but we definitely need more of our own on the side.
Bouldy’s departure is sad but we can’t say we didn’t see it coming. We can only wish him well and hope that Arsenal will find someone good enough to replace him in the coming days.