Former Arsenal manager George Graham has insisted that Jack Wilshere will remain an Arsenal player despite the interest currently shown by Manchester City, talkSPORT reports.
Graham stated that Wilshere’s age and potential will make us keep hold of our academy graduate, and he backed the 23-year-old to be become one of the best midfielders should he continue developing, the report states.
Man City’s desperation for homegrown players has led them on a crazy goose chase for British talent, but neither Jack Wilshere nor Arsene Wenger is encouraging a move.
“Does that mean we want him to stay here for a longer period? Yes, as we would like to benefit from his talent now,” Wenger said in May (via the Mirror).
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Wilshere also echoed his comments while on international duty with England a fortnight ago.
“I’ve grown up at Arsenal. As long as Arsenal want me, I’m happy,” the midfielder said (via BBC Sport).
It’s comments like the ones above that have convinced Graham that no matter what Man City offer, Wilshere will remain with the only club he’s ever known.
“If he improves upon what he’s got now he will be one of the top midfield players so there’s no way Arsenal will let him go at the present time,” Graham stated (via talkSPORT).
Letting a homegrown star such as Wilshere depart is the last idea our club should be entertaining, especially given his sensational talents.
In an era of little loyalty in football, Wilshere seems like a player capable of becoming a one-club man and a future skipper for both club and country – that quality is surely priceless!