The midfielder told the radio he would ‘love’ to sign for Arsenal
Jack Wilshere admitted he would ‘love it’ if Arsenal were the club that signed him.
The 30-year-old, who rose through the ranks at the Gunners and shone for the club, is currently a free agent.
Wilshere has spent the past few months training with Arsenal as he looks to develop his fitness before deciding on his next career move.
The former England international has not played professionally since Bournemouth released him last June.
Mikel Arteta invited him to take part in Arsenal training in November.
Wilshere also worked closely with their youth team to help him with his coaching badges.
The midfielder also traveled to Dubai with the Arsenal squad for their hot weather training camp.
There have certainly been hints regarding the prospect of Wilshere re-signing for Arsenal.
Last month, academy talent Bradley Ibrahim described Wilshere as the “best player in training”.
And recently, Wilshere was spotted with a team number on his training gear.
Usually he just sported his initials ‘JW’, but he was seen with 12 – who is currently unassigned in the Arsenal squad.
Arteta, however, has regularly insisted that Wilshere will not join Arsenal as a player.
“I think I’ve been very clear about the situation with Jack and the role he’s going to have here,” he said.
“And we will continue in the same way.”
But Friday, speaking on talkSPORT (02/04/22, 5:45 p.m.)Wilshere admitted he would like to join Arsenal as a player.
Darren Bent asked Wilshere: “Jack, why don’t you play for Arsenal?”
And the Gunners cult hero replied: “Because the manager doesn’t want me to. Well, I don’t think he does.
A little later, Andy Goldstein asked: “Do you want (your next club) to be Arsenal?”
“I would love it to be Arsenal,” Wilshere replied. “But I don’t control that.”
Bent replied that “Arteta needs to listen to the show”.
Goldstein then jokingly asked Wilshere if he could use his phone to call the Arsenal manager.
It’s up to you, Mikel.
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