Mikel Arteta is “100 per cent” convinced that Jack Wilshere can still have a career in the English Premier League. So, Jack Wilshere can 100% still play Premier League football, per Arteta, who also spoke on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (football news).
At the same time, however, the Gunners head coach is reluctant to speculate on whether or not this familiar face, a former Arsenal legend and England international midfielder, could earn a contract at Arsenal itself.
Jack Wilshere is product of the Gunners’ academy system. He has been training with the north London outfit after his release by Bournemouth made him a free agent.
Wilshere has been very misfortunate on the injury front in recent times, which partly explains why he’s without a club.
But he is still only 29 years of age and boasts 34 England caps to his name.
Jack Wilshere Can 100% Still Play Premier League Football, per Arteta
Mikel Arteta, who once played alongside Jack Wilshere in Arsenal’s midfield, told reporters of his ex-teammate’s impact at London Colney.
“First of all it’s great to have him around,” the Gunners head coach said. “He is this type of character who adds special feeling to the club. He comes in every day with a smile on his face, trying to do his best.
“His talent is unquestionable. When you see him in training, I think you have had some players say he is the best in training. So he has that.
“Now he is doing his coaching badges and it is completely up to him what the next step in his career will be and we are here to support that.”
But can a man that left the Gunners for West Ham in 2018 compete on a top-flight stage once more?
Absolutely, as Arteta, for one, said: “100 per cent, and if he [Wilshere] has doubts I can tell him that.”
To be honest, Wilshere would appear to be making a good impression on all of those at Arsenal.
However, Arteta is giving little away when it comes to the potential offer of terms to a former team-mate.
Reporters quizzed Arteta on whether Wilshere could be given an opportunity to add to his 197 appearances for the club.
And Arteta only said: “That’s a different story.”