Darius Vassell has claimed that Jack Wilshere should concentrate on plying his trade with Arsenal, and not be considering the exit door.
The England international has had a torrid time in recent years with injury after injury, and just as he looked like he was building his strength up on loan with Bournemouth last term, the inevitable happened.
Wilshere has since returned to fitness and featured for our senior side, and must now concentrate on trying to get back to his best, in strength and ability.
The 25 year-old has been strongly linked with the exit door over the last two summers, with clubs in Italy and England believed to be keen to sign him, but Darius Vassell believes he should stay put.
“Wilshere when he burst onto the scene, I thought ‘wow what a player he’s gonna be for England perhaps captain England’,” Vassell told Express Sport.
“The fact he’s seen that other players have surpassed him and he has been involved in England set-up, it has been a shame.
“Should he move on and do other bits and pieces? As a fan, no I want to see him do his bits and pieces at the club he belongs.
“There shouldn’t be any rush to move him on because another injury at a new club and then we’re back at square one again.”
Wilshere is currently into the final 12 months of his contract, along with a number of other players, and it remains to be seen whether he will be offered another deal, but should he prove his fitness and intentions to play for us, I’m sure he would be offered an extension.
Should Jack had managed to finish last season with Bournemouth injury-free, he may well have had ideas that our style of play or training had been interfering with his body, but that wasn’t the case, and he may well be open to staying on.
Arsene Wenger has shown the midfielder favouritism in previous years, and should he prove fit I’m sure he will be given opportunities to feature in our side, and he should take them with both hands.
Does Wilshere still want to play for Arsenal? Has our system played havoc on his body? Can he still be a top player?