Arsenal won’t look to re-sign Jack Wilshere in spite of their academy graduate being on the observation post for a new club after terminating his contract with West Ham United at the start of October.
The 28-year-old star made just 19 appearances in two years at the London Stadium after quitting Arsenal in the summer of 2018.
Wilshere suffered injury woes but declared that he has been fit for much of the past year and simply hasn’t had a chance to shine for the Hammers, who he supported growing up.
The ex- England international, who racked up 34 caps for his country, is a high-profile free agent having once been considered as one of the Premier League’s most promising midfielders.
He was the Gunners’ Player of the Year back in 2010-11 and there have been some calls for the north London side to bring Wilshere back to the Emirates.
Wilshere spent 17 years with the Gunners before his move to West Ham but his time under the legendary manager Arsene Wenger was ultimately marred by injuries which prevented the star from reaching his full potential.
Yet some, including talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham, have declared that a transfer back to Arsenal would be ideal for both club and player.
But Goal’s Charles Watts, speaking in a YouTube Q&A with Arsenal fans, insists that Jack will not be returning to his former club.
While such a move may have been possible were Arsene in charge considering the Frenchman brought old players back with Thierry Henry the most notable in a brief loan, head coach Mikel Arteta will not do the same.
The north Londoners are keen to trim down their wage bill and Jack would likely command a significant salary.