Arsene Wenger has named Jack Wilshere as a likely future Arsenal manager, and claimed he will spend his life within football.
The England international has joined Bournemouth for the season in hope of getting his career back on track, having suffered with a number of injury setbacks in previous years.
Jack has been the subject of much speculation due to the move, with many believing this is a sign his Arsenal career is over, but manager Arsene Wenger disagrees.
The Frenchman even claims that Wilshere will not only return to the club to play, but he will take over the captain’s armband, and even fill in his role as manager in the coming years.
When asked if Jack would captain the side, he responded: “Yes,” before he added: “Certainly, one day, he will be in my seat. He has a real football brain and understands football. It’s in his genes.”
Wenger was asked to clarify his comment about Wilshere sitting in the Arsenal manager’s seat. “I see him in the future at this club, of course,” he replied. “He will spend his life in football, he is a football man. He has an eye on everybody – it’s in him. You have that or you haven’t got it, but he is a real football man.”
Many Gunners were unhappy with the departure of Wilshere this summer, but will now be able to get over that with the excitement that he is still a big part of Wenger’s plans, whether it be on the pitch or not.
I would not have personally thought about the midfielder as a manager, especially given his unprofessional antics off of the pitch, but there is still much time to mature before that time will come.
The 24 year-old is set for his debut today with the Cherries against West Brom, and it will be good to see him getting some much needed first-team action, and we will of course be monitoring his fitness as the season goes on.
Will the loan move help Jack to find some peace with his injuries? Can you see Jack as a future manager?