Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has outrageously claimed that Jack Wilshere is one of the best English footballers of all time. Akpom, who is currently on a short-term loan with STVV, gave his surprise opinion shortly after a league game in the Jupiler league. Speaking to reporters, he said: “For me, Jack Wilshere is the best English footballer of all time. From Arsenal’s academy, he made it to the Premier League, and he became my idol. Jack is a natural talent, with an elegant control of the ball.”
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been tipped to follow former Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool at the end of the current campaign. The England international has just five months left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, and talks over an extension are still ongoing between him and the club.
According to The Sun, Jurgen Klopp could make his second raid in as many seasons on the Gunners with Wilshere available on a free transfer, should he decline a new contract with the north London side. Wilshere become a regular under Arsene Wenger during Aaron Ramsey’s time on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, and his performances caught the eye of several pundits as well as national team coach Gareth Southgate.
There are strong rumours that Serie A champs Juventus are willing to pay for Jack Wilshere’s services. The Arsenal playmaker is yet to sign a new deal with the Emirates Stadium. He has been impressive in recent showings after returning from injury.
The 26-year old was reportedly offered a new deal but with a pay cut – well largely due to his injury proneness. Aside the uncertainty over the future of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the club has a lot of issues to sort out. Francis Coquelin and Theo Walcott recently left the club and Arsenal are set to sign Borussia Dortmund man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (more…)
Jack Wilshere needs to leave Arsenal if he wants regular first team football and the chance to make a claim for the England squad for the World Cup in Russia next year according to former Watford striker Odion Ighalo.
The 25-year-old midfielder was once seen as the future of English football but a series of crippling ankle injuries has seen his career stall over the past couple of seasons which culminated in a loan spell at Bournemouth last season.
Jack Wilshere has not played an official competitive match for Arsenal since April after picking up an ankle injury that has not allowed him to play for around 6 months. This injury has even forced Wilshere on staying out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for England.
Arsene Wenger has recently voiced details concerning the current situation of the 25 year old English midfielder. (more…)
Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Ray Parlour has urged midfielder Jack Wilshere to make a switch to West Ham United during this summer’s transfer window.
The England international has recently recovered from his leg fracture sustained during his loan spell with Bournemouth last term.
Wilshere, now 25, faces a tough task of retaining a spot in the Gunners’ first-team, and he has been allowed to feature for the Under 23s side in order to prove his fitness. With less than a year left on his contract, the midfielder has not found any suitors willing to match his £20m valuation, and this could see him stuck in the Gunners’ squad for the summer at least.
Parlour, who was part of the Gunners’ Premier League-winning invincible squad in the 2003/04, believes the Hammers would be the perfect fit for a player of Wilshere’s calibre, he told TalkSPORT: West Ham would be a great fit for him. He’s got young children and you know if you go abroad he won’t be seeing them kids on a regular basis. He wants to be part of their lives growing up so he wants to stay in England if he can.West Ham would be a perfect fit, definitely.” (more…)
Arturo Vidal reckons Bayern Munich is already ahead of all the clubs in terms of quality, but, if his countryman Alexis Sanchez becomes a part of it, that will make it an even more efficient and powerful team.
Sanchez is presently at Arsenal and he’s been their most fruitful player in the recent seasons. They therefore are trying their best to keep hold of him and have put an extension proposal in front of him, but, the Chile international has not shown any hurry to pen it down yet.
Given Arsenal’s dependence on Sanchez, the chances are slim that they would entertain any bids coming for him this summer, but, if there is no agreement on the new deal, they won’t be able to stop him him from leaving for a long time because he would be out of contract once the 2017-18 season finishes and would then make his way out as a free agent.
Bayern is looking for some strong striking options to ease the pressure off their main striker Robert Lewandowski and because they have heard some great things about Sanchez from his countryman Vidal, they are eager to lure him to Munich. (more…)
Jack Wilshere had to move away from Arsenal on a temporary basis in order to prove that he is more than just a highly talented midfielder who can play only a handful of games during the course of a season.
The injury hit midfielder has struggled to even cross 30 appearances in a single campaign. Despite his obvious talent, his injury record is proving to be a major limiting factor towards his stay at Arsenal. This led to the loan move to Bournemouth – his first loan move since the days at Bolton.
One of the major factors behind this move was the presence of manager Eddie Howe, a manager who places a lot of emphasis on Arsene Wenger’s philosophy of beautiful football. The loan move could not have gone any better for Wilshere, as he has been integral to the club’s success in the league this season. Despite being a newly promoted outfit, Bournemouth have not shown any problems with the threat of relegation and they are even aiming for a top-10 finish. (more…)
Jack Wilshere, who plays in the midfield position for both club and country, Arsenal and England respectively is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates side.
Wilshere meanwhile, is currently on loan to Bournemouth after a decision was taken by both player and manager towards the end of the summer window.
So far, Wilshere has been playing regular football since arriving at the Eddie Howe’s side. The 24 year old recently spoke on issues bordering on why he left the club last summer and he was of the opinion that he was supposed to leave entirely last season.
According to him, his decision was borne out of his omission from the England National team squad in August. However, despite the doubts entertained by the midfielder, Arsene Wenger, the henchman at Arsenal believes that Wilshere still has a future with the club from which he emerged as an Academy product.
When asked in a press conference if there was any future for Wilshere back at Arsenal, Wenger was quoted saying,
“I think he has, but that’s my opinion.”
Since joining Bournemouth on loan this season, Wilshere has made about 9 appearances and should be at least able to keep fit throughout the rest of the campaign
For the Gunners however, Wilshere has made about 160 appearances and Wenger hopes he can come back and continue to play more games for them after his loan spell at Bournemouth.
Wilshere has admitted his love for Arsenal, his need to improve on his form and how much time he has spent at Arsenal. His words,
“I want to improve as a player and go back at the end of May and they can say he’s a better player than when he left in September.
“I love Arsenal. I love the fans. The manager has been great to me and been a big part of my life from when I was 10 years old. I’ve got good friends there, players, the staff and people will laugh, but the physios too. I’ve become close with them.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reassured fans over Jack Wilshere fitness.
Indeed the player has sustained an injury during the club tour in the USA and fans were worried that the player would again be missing a big chunk of the season. Jack Wilshere has been an injury-prone player ever since he made his start for Arsenal and fans were hoping that this season would be different.
However, Arsene Wenger has stated that the player’s injury is not a serious one and that he has already started running. The French manager made the statement after the friendly match that saw Arsenal beat Viking by 8-0.
Arsene Wenger said that the player will start to train normally in the days to come and will be available for selection at the start of the season.
This will be good news for Arsenal as the team is currently short on players. Indeed the London club has suffered various injuries to defenders Per Mertesacker as well as Gabriel. And when you know that players such as Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny as well as Olivier Giroud are still on holidays, you can easily imagine how important it will be for Arsene Wenger to have Wilshere back in the team. (more…)