Jack Wilshere reveals he will ‘have a conversation’ about training at former club Arsenal after manager Mikel Arteta said the ‘door was always open’
- Jack Wilshere made 197 first-team appearances for Arsenal in ten years
- The 29-year-old is currently without a club following his departure from Bournemouth
- Mikel Arteta said last week the ‘door was always open’ for Wilshere at Arsenal
- And now Wilshere admits he might take Arteta’s offer to train at the club
Jack Wilshere says he will ‘have a conversation’ with Arsenal about training with his beloved club after boss Mikel Arteta hinted at the prospect last week.
Former England international Wilshere, who came through the youth system with the Gunners and played for the first team from 2008-2018, is currently still a free agent and most recently trained with Serie B side Como.
Last week, Arteta insisted that ‘our doors are always open’ for Wilshere at the club and now Wilshere has revealed that he may take up that offer, insisting he is interested in being back ‘in a team environment’.
Jack Wilshere was able to train with Arsenal after Mikel Arteta said ‘door was always open’
Wilshere (left) played alongside Arteta (right) in midfield for the Emirates from 2011-2016
“I really enjoyed playing with him and sharing a dressing room with him. It’s nice to hear him come and say the door is always open,” Wilshere told Sky Sports News.
‘I think it can only help me. As you mentioned, being good players for a round, training with world class players and also just being in a team environment is something I’m interested in.
“I’m sure I’ll have a meeting with someone from the club in the next few days.”
Wilshere, 29, played with Arteta in the Emirates from 2011-2016, with the pair winning two FA Cup trophies together.
Wilshere has no club and recently spent a stint training with Serie B outfit Como
Last week, ahead of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Norwich, Arteta said: He is someone I know who I shared the dressing room with, who is so loved at the club with everyone here and our doors are always open. ‘
Wilshere is still a fan favorite at Arsenal, where he made a total of 197 first team appearances.
He played 18 times for a Bournemouth side that reached the Championship play-offs last season.
He also has 34 England caps to his name, but his career has deteriorated in recent years due to lack of fitness and numerous injuries.
Wilshere’s last stint in football came in Bournemouth but he was released after several months