Jack Wilshere has responded to Mikel Arteta’s offer to return to Arsenal to train at London Colney as his search for a new club continues.
Wilshere spent a long time at Arsenal and was viewed by many as our future skipper. However, injuries ruined his career at the Emirates and he moved on right after Arsene Wenger left the club.
The midfielder joined West Ham United, but his time there wasn’t fruitful either. He then signed for Bournemouth for a few months, but that move failed as well and he has been without a club since.
In an interview with The Athletic, Wilshere opened up about his struggles of finding a new club. He even revealed that he had contemplated retirement at the age of 29, which is something nobody would’ve even imagined after he dominated Barcelona all those years ago.
Arteta was asked about potentially allowing Wilshere to train at London Colney and the Arsenal boss claimed: “He is someone that I know who I shared the dressing room with, someone who is so loved around the club with every person here and our doors are always open.”
Wilshere has now responded.
Jack Wilshere: I’m interested to work with Mikel Arteta
He told Sky Sports: “I spent the majority of my life in that club. I gave a lot to that club. To hear the manager – who I played with, who I had a good relationship with, I really enjoyed playing with him, sharing the dressing room with him – to hear him come out and say the door is always open is nice.
“Being around good players, training with world-class players and as well just being in a team environment is something I’m interested in. I’m sure that I’ll have a conversation with someone at the club over the next couple of days.”
Arsenal fans would undoubtedly love to have Wilshere back around London Colney. It’s unlikely that he will be given a contract, but if he can show what he’s all about in training every day, Arteta could well consider signing him on some sort of a deal.