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…)
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 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…)
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 is back in training for the coming season after their disappointing exit from the Euro 2016 tournament in France.
The Arsenal midfielder posted pictures of himself in the gym getting in shape for the next campaign.
The player isn’t letting the disappointment weigh him down and has started the season’s preparation ahead even though he just got back a week ago from international duty. Most of the players that made the Three Lions team were given another three weeks off by their clubs to recover fully after their exit from the continental championship
The player took to his profile on popular social media app Instagram to share pictures of his work out sessions. The picture showed him doing pull ups on a shower cubicle. He posted on his account alongside the picture: “what’s done is done, all I can do now is prepare for next season the best I can!”
The 24-year old player featured in three games at the tournament though he started just one. Former coach Roy Hodgson was widely criticised for taking the player along to France considering he lacked match sharpness as he had only returned from injury. He made just six appearances all season [totalling 150 minutes for Arsenal] without scoring any goal or providing any attempt. Hodgson overlooked in-form player such as Andros Townsend and Danny Drinkwater. (more…)
Ian Wright is of the opinion that England manager Roy Hodgson should consider taking Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford to the Euro 2016.
The former Arsenal forward believes that Rashford is capable of challenging for a first-team spot alongside Harry Kane. England certainly have a number of quality forwards – especially in good form – and it has even rendered captain Wayne Rooney’s position in the squad doubtful. Hodgson will be able to call upon players like Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, and Daniel Sturridge aside from Rooney. Even though he stated before announcing the preliminary squad that Rashford is unlikely to feature at the Euro 2016, Wright says that Hodgson should reconsider his decision
There has been a lot of attention on Rashford especially since he broke through the United first team in February. Mounting injuries forced the manager Louis van Gaal to look at options in the youth team and Rashford took his chance with both hands after scoring on his debut. He went on to score many more important goals before finishing the campaign with eight goals in 18 appearances across all competitions. However, there are some doubts about the 18-year-old since he scored just one goal in the last six appearances. Many believe that he is still not a finished article and should not be ruined by being included for a major tournament at such an young age.
“Kane has cemented himself as the number one guy in that position.He plays it the best out of the other guys we’ve got. We’ve still got Daniel Sturridge who can come in but the only person I can see who is going to cause Kane some problems in that role up there is young Rashford. At first I was saying we shouldn’t take him because I don’t want to rush him in but I’ve watched him in the last three or four games and I watched him again yesterday (in the FA Cup final),” said Wright.
Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobihas named Jack Wilshere as his inspiration despite the England midfielder unable to feature regularly for his club and country.
Wilshere was regarded as the biggest England prospect a few years ago. Due to unspecified reasons, the player has been going from one injury to another even before the age of 25. It has limited him to a handful of appearances the last two years. In fact, he is yet to appear for Arsenal for England in the 2015-16 season. However, his talent is apparent for everyone to see and the same seems to have applied forIwobi.
Wilshere is known for his skill move called as the no-touch turn.Iwobi says that many of the youth players in the Arsenal squad have named this skill after Wilshere. The 24-year-old recently claimed that he is once again fit enough to represent the starting line-up. However, it remains to be seen as manager Arsene Wenger will consider picking him for the remaining three matches of the season. Wenger recently called upon England manager Roy Hodgson to take things with Wilshere slowly. Even then, it is expected that the midfielder will once again miss out on a major tournament. (more…)
When you’re the manager of a football team, you know how hard it is to properly motivate your players and how difficult it can be to keep the ball rolling. Not only that, but you have to worry about people snatching your good players up, you have to constantly come up with game winning plays and every single one of your players has a personal life that comes into play as well.
This winter, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has struggled to prove that he has what it takes. This sent him scrambling back to the drawing board to figure out what went wrong and how he can improve for the next season. However, all doesn’t seem lost as they scored a 2-0 win over Everton and with this win, Wenger believes he has found a formula for success.
It’s not all been Plain Sailing – one of the biggest mistakes Arsenal made this season was not signing a single outfield player. Arsenal has been coming up short in that regard, so this probably shouldn’t be a mistake that’s made again if Wenger wants to retain his successful track record. His original plans have been completely ripped to shreds and Wenger knows that there’s room for improvement. (more…)
It has been more injury headache this season for Jack Wilshere, as the midfielder has been able to make only a substitute appearance in the FA Cup so far.
The England international had huge hopes when he broke into the scene, but his injury problems are starting to him of a great career. Wilshere has revealed that he is starting to get his fitness levels back just in time for the Christmas period. Even though he is now capable of playing games, the 23-year-old wants to take it slowly for the first few months. This is likely to be the opinion of manager Arsene Wenger as well.
In the past, Wenger has been critical of the England national team calling up Wilshere when the player could have done with some rest. The 23-year-old suffered a fractured fibula a few months ago. Speaking to the club’s official site, he has admitted the tough time that he has had with injuries in the last 36 months. Arsenal have not struggled in his absence and this could leave him fighting for a first-team spot when he does return eventually. Even then, he has not given up hope of playing at the Euro 2016. Wilshere has been in the sidelines along with players like Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky. (more…)
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has tried to pacify the disgruntled supporters of the club by stating that new signings will come to the KC stadium in the next few weeks.
Following their relegation to the Championship, a mass exodus of players was expected at the club. The club has already received £ 15 million in the last few days following the sale of players like James Chester and Robbie Brady. It is expected that the club will reinvest a significant portion of this sum in improving the squad. Hull City will struggle to attract Premier League players to the club, but they can hope to bring in a few top-level Championship names.
After all, it is promotion to the Premier league that counts at the moment. Since the parachute payments will not be lasting for more than a couple of years, a return to the top division as soon as possible is of paramount importance. Bruce has confirmed that the club are in discussions with two players, who could potentially be signing with Hull City sooner rather than later. However, he does not want to give away any details in order to prevent other clubs from snatching their prize. City’s season starts with a game against Huddersfield Town on August 8. (more…)