Jack Wilshere sealed a Deadline Day loan move to Bournemouth from boyhood club Arsenal, and Tony Cascarino is claiming that it was against his wishes.
The England international will spent the current season on the south coast with former youth team-mate Benik Afobe, and his future will no doubt be a speculated as the season wears on.
I had personally believed that the temporary move made sense, in order for Jack to enjoy a run of guaranteed football, so he could get his fitness and career back into gear.before hopefully returning to Arsenal next season ready to kick on.
Tony Cascarino claims that is not the case however, and insists that the 24 year-old’s constant off the field antics, as well as his injuries, has forced the French boss to turn his back on his young prodigy.
Cascarino said: “The reality is that this move is no different, no less brutal, than Joe Hart being hassled out of Manchester City.
“This stinks of Wenger wanting him out of the club. He’s done exactly what Pep Guardiola has done to Hart at City.
“I think issues off the pitch have played a role and Wenger has decided that Jack isn’t part of his plans any more.
“I have no doubt that Jack would have sat down with the gaffer after the first few games of the season — as many of us do — and it’s clear that Wenger hasn’t given him the answers he wanted.
“We have to stop kidding ourselves — he’s been forced out of the club.”
Jack has struggled to live up to his potential this far, albeit hampered by a number of injuries, but could he really have lost his chance to play for Arsenal ever again? Jack is a Gunner through and through, surely a showing of maturity this year could save him…