Jack Wilshere has recently been linked with a move to Manchester City, but Arsene Wenger insists that the young Gunner will not be sold this summer.
Wilshere has struggled badly with injuries once again this season, and has been out of action since November after a nasty tackle by Manchester United’s Paddy McNair. The England international is back in full training now, but is being eased back into action by Wenger.
Manchester City need to bolster their squad with homegrown English players, and it seems Wilshere has topped their list of targets. Wenger has no interest in selling the 23-year-old though, insisting that he will be a big part of the club’s future.
“Jack is an Arsenal player and the success of this club in future years will depend on how well the young players educated here do,” Wenger said, is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
“He is very much a part of that future.
“But I will be happy if he gets called up by England in the summer because he needs the competition and the games.
“I will be careful with him, of course, but he will play again for us this season.
“Every day he is getting stronger. He’s getting back to the right level and this week was the first where he has looked sharp again.”
Many players might be tempted by a big money move to Manchester City, especially when their game time is likely to be limited by the quality ahead of them. It’s hard to see Wilshere having his head turned however, as he is a Gunner through and through.
You can’t put much stock in the loyalty of footballers these days, but if there is one player who you know would give his all for his club, it’s Jack Wilshere.
He has often spoken about his desire to stay at Arsenal forever, and has even promised never to leave the club.
“Can I promise I will be at Arsenal for ever? I can promise that, yes,” he said, (via The Independent).