Whenever he drives through the gates of the training ground of Arsenal, Jack Wilshere feels 16 again. Wilshere is now 31 and the manager of Under-18s at the club after retiring as a player the previous year. However, gets flashbacks regularly to his days in the Arsenal academy as he bids to help the following generation follow in his footsteps.
He said that he sees what they are going through and he knows what they are going through and that he talks to players a lot both collectively and individually, about what it takes. Jack Wilshere also said that you can simply look at his career and it is not always going to be plain sailing. You will have injuries, and moments, where you can deal with them. (more…)
Confirming via their official website, the Gunners revealed that Emile Smith Rowe would be absent until December at the earliest after undergoing surgery on a groin problem. The England international has been plagued by this specific injury quite a lot and Arsenal will certainly miss him. However, Smith Rowe’s absence could potentially pave the way for Reiss Nelson to become a big player for Mikel Arteta yet again. The 22-year-old hasn’t made a competitive appearance for the North Londoners since August of 2021.
But with Arsenal being back in the Europa League, Arteta’s squad will be tested a lot more and rotation of wide players will be of paramount importance. And with the Spanish manager failing to sign a winger during the summer transfer window, and losing Nicolas Pepe, Smith Rowe’s injury is even worse. However, Nelson, previously labelled ‘special‘ by Arteta, is indeed a winger and his teammate’s injury could potentially lead to him becoming a big player for the Emirates Stadium club yet again. (more…)
According to The Athletic, Arsenal are in talks with Wolves over a £50m deal for Pedro Neto – who plays in the same position as Bukayo Saka. The news has plenty of Arsenal fans questioning where the Portugal international would fit into the starting XI, seeing as he tends to line up on the right flank, often choosing to cut inside on his stronger left foot in similar fashion to the Hale End graduate.
It is certainly an interesting debate to be had, although we think we know why Mikel Arteta and Edu are targeting the Wolves No.7 ahead of the September 1st deadline. (more…)
Jack Wilshere, the man once dubbed as the future of English football, announced his retirement this week at the age of just 30. In an emotional post on Twitter, Wilshere confirmed he was calling time on his career. He would thank his family, close friends and teammates. The many members of the various coaching staff at the different clubs he played at got thanked, too. He reserved special thanks for Arsenal, the club he signed with as a seven-year-old. Former academy coaches, senior staff, former teammates and even fans got a mention. Wilshere called the Arsenal fans the best on the planet.
An Arsenal academy graduate, Wilshere made his debut for the Gunners senior side at the age of just 16. He would then head to Bolton Wanderers on loan, making 14 appearances for them in the 2009/10 Premier League season. Wilshere would return to Arsenal and lift the FA Cup with the North London side twice in 2014 and 2015. (more…)
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere would love to see Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus at the Emirates Stadium. The Arsenal Academy graduate talked about the Gabriel Jesus chase during while he was on talkSPORT.
Jack Wilshere is hoping that the relationship between Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Jesus from their Manchester City days will propel the Gunners to land their main attacking target during this summer’s transfer window which opened officially at the end of last week. On Jesus, Jack Wilshere said clubs would be queuing up to the Brazil international. The Englishman is hoping that the relationship between Jesus and Arteta will count for something in the race to sign the City player. Arteta had a good relationship with the player while he was the assistant manager at the Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard left his role as the Manchester City assistant manager to take up the Arsenal job in December 2019. (more…)
Jack Wilshere could not hide his excitement after his beloved Arsenal secured a big derby win at the home of London rivals Chelsea. Jack Wilshere came through the Arsenal academy before he was given the chance to stake a claim for first team football by legendary manager Arsene Wenger at the age of 16. He took his chance and became a regular in the Arsenal XI.
Wilshere spent ten years with the Arsenal first team before leaving the club on a free transfer. His exit coincided with the end of the Arsene Wenger era in North London. In the latter part of his years at Arsenal, the midfielder had played for Bournemouth on loan. After his time at Arsenal came to an end, Jack Wilshere played for West Ham United and Bournemouth again before signing for AGF Aarhus in the Danish league this year as he left English football for the first time in his career. In total, Wilshere spent ten years with the Gunners first team. It must also be pointed out that Wilshere trained with Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal players before he sealed a transfer to Aarhus. (more…)
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has called on Arsenal officials to sign Declan Rice from West Ham United after the Englishman impressed him during the recent Europa League quarterfinal first leg encounter between the Hammers and visitors Lyon FC of France.
AGF Aarhus of Denmark midfielder Jack Wilshere was so impressed with his compatriot to the extent that he tweeted that no defensive midfielder can rival Rice at the moment. The tweet generated a lot of comments from football fans. One of the fans replied that Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is a better defensive midfielder than England international Rice. In his response, Jack Wilshere said that Rice is doing a very good job in a team like West Ham United as he mentioned Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets as a very strong defensive midfielder who was at his peak four of five years ago.
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reacted to the recent invitation given to Ben White by England senior national team manager Gareth Southgate. Jack Wilshere used his Instagram Story to give his reaction to the news of the call-up to the Three Lions set-up. According to him, it’s about time that Arsenal centre back White returned to the Three Lions of England fold on the back of his impressive displays for the Gunners this season. Jack Wilshere is delighted that the former Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United player has been recognised by his national team after impressing alongside Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season.
Ben White is in his first season at Arsenal on the back of his big transfer from Brighton last summer. Until the call-up was made public on Thursday, White had not received any invitation from Southgate and his England coaching staff as an Arsenal player until now. He makes a return to the England squad for the first time since the Euro 2020 tournament. (more…)
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reacted to the exit ofgoalkeeper DejanIliev who left the Gunners earlier this week. Iliev left Arsenal by mutual consent and he thereafter penned an emotional farewell on his social media accounts.
On his Instagram account, several past and present Arsenal including Jack Wilshere wished Iliev well in his future endeavours. Apart from Jack Wilshere, the likes of Petr Cech,Zech Medley, Emiliano Martinez and Hector Bellerin also sent their wishes via the replies to his post on Instagram. (more…)
Ex-Arsenal and West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere has opted for Wayne Rooney ahead of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. Jack Wilshere was on TalkSPORT as recent as last week and he was asked to pick one from the England duo of Rooney and Kane. In his response to the question, Jack Wilshere said that Manchester United legend Rooney was unplayable when he was at the peak of his powers in the colours of the England national team. Wilshere went on to say that he has not seen anyone better than Rooney at the age of 16 before adding that the current Derby County manager will get angry in training and drive past three or four before smashing the ball into the back of the net.
Rooney is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Three Lions of England with 53 goals in 120 appearances. However, Spurs star Kane is closing in on him after netting seven times in the last two qualifying games for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. (more…)