Jack Wilshere: Arsene Wenger’s Exit Determined My Future

By The Editor
on 18th July 2018

Jack Wilshere says his Arsenal future was practically over once Wenger resigned…


Former Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere has admitted that he knew his Gunners career was nearing its end following the departure of Arsene Wenger.

Wilshere revealed in his departing statement that he hadĀ agreed a deal with the club on reduced terms, but had to have a rethink after the change of manager.

Unai Emery was brought in by the trio of Ivan Gazidis, Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat as the post-Wenger era begins and Wilshere was one of the victims of such a seismic change.

The 26-year-old wanted to seek assurances of his future and was clearly met with honest from Emery who didn’t see Wilshere as an integral part of his plans.

Wilshere could’ve stayed and try to prove Emery wrong, but he claimed that his unfamiliarity with the Spaniard’s way of working made him seek a change.

“I obviously went to Bournemouth a few years ago and when I came back I had an opportunity to decided whether I wanted to leave or to stay and fight for my place,” Wilshere told HaytersTV.

“I decided to stay and fight for my place and I always had trust in Arsene. He gave me my opportunity, he believed in me and I always knew that if I got fit, and started training well, that he’d put me back in – and that’s what he did.

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“Last year I enjoyed it, I enjoyed being back at Arsenal. But when Arsene left, it was a little bit different. It just felt like it was the right time for me to leave.”