16/09/2021; 12:06 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The case of Jack Wilshere is one that ranks very high on the list of failed potentials in football. The Englishmand his career on a rather impressive note, and the very best was expected of him.
Throwback to his stunning display at the Camp Nou against Barcelona back in 2011 where he stole the show. After the game, he even got so much praise from Xavi Hernandes at the time, with the Spaniard describing him as the next big thing to come out of English football.
A decade later, and it has pretty much been the opposite for the midfielder. Jack Wilshere never hit the heights expected of him due to multiple injuries, as he even struggled to stay fit and remain a professional.
After spending a ‘lifetime’ at Arsenal, the Gunners refused to renew his contract following its expiration in 2018. In a bid to revive his career, moves to Bournemouth and, much recently, West Ham never worked out, with the player once again struggling with injuries.
Jack Wilshere is now a free agent, and recent speculation has linked him with an emotional return to Arsenal. In our bid to always keep you updated with the latest transfer news, we’ll be giving the latest development on this story.
On Wednesday, news broke out that Jack Wilshere was back training at Arsenal, and speculation began to arise regarding his future. Given his close ties with the club, many predicted that he was most likely going to get a pay-as-you-play contract from the Gunners. Those rumours were only further fueled after Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta made comments about Wilshere amid the player looking for a new club.
However, it appears there will be no second homecoming as Ronaldo did with Manchester United. Ex-Arsenal star David Hillier has given an update on Wilshere’s situation at the club.
Speaking on the Highbury Squad YouTube channel, he spoke on the player’s ‘return’ to the club and mentioned that it was only for fitness purposes.
Hillier said no contact has been made between player and club over a new contract and further added that it doesn’t seem like anything will materialize either.
With any hopes of a return to Arsenal seemingly dashed, Wilshere remains hopeful he will secure a contract with a new club soon.
It is now likely Wilshere might seek a move outside England, with reduced wages, so as to seek a new contract elsewhere.
The 29-year-old recently claimed he still has energy in his tank and is raring to go on the pitch for a few more years.