After the Arsenal open-bus FA Cup parade, Jack Wilshere made it clear that he was an Arsenal fan through and through, and had to pay 40,000 GBP for the priviledge of insulting our closest rivals on live TV, but is he just a mercenary like all the rest?
Wilshere was given a few chances to come back into the Arsenal first team towards the end of the season, but even he realises that there is now a lot of top class competition for places in the Gunners midfield, and according to a report in the Star he is seriously considering a big money move to Manchester City.
The report says that Arsenal are willing to rip up his contract (which has three years left) to make him one of the highest earners at the club, but Wilshere has already made his move to try and get Arsenal to give him a big raise. He said after his excellent performances for England last week: “I’ve grown up at Arsenal and as long as Arsenal want me, I’m happy,”
“I’d want to be wanted by a club, I want to be wanted by Arsenal. It’s been a frustrating season. There have probably been more lows than highs.”
If that isn’t a ploy to get Arsenal to match the wages he would get at the Etihad, I don’t know what else it could be called, but it is also a call to Arsene Wenger to make him an automatic first-choice on the team sheet, but could Wenger do that with the assets Le Prof now has at his disposal?
If Man City offer him more money and guarantee a starting spot, would he be just like Samir Nasri and take the cash and the chance to win more trophies with the Moneybags up North? I think he probably would…