Wilshere can walk away from Arsenal, – Cherries loanee
Jack Wilshere insists he is strong enough to walk away from Arsenal at the end of the season.
The midfielder, who has been given an international recall by Gareth Southgate, took the initiative to leave the Emirates Stadium for a loan move to Bournemouth on transfer deadline day.
Having joined Arsenal as a nineyear-old, leaving the club was a difficult decision to make for the 24-yearold – but it has turned out to be the right one after his England recall.
Wilshere enters the final year of his contract next summer, a point in time where he is likely to either sign a new deal or leave the club permanently.
And the England star says leaving his boyhood club is one he is ready to make.
“It was a tough decision for me to go out on loan. I could have stayed at Arsenal, been the player that comes on now and again, starts the odd game here and there,” he said.
“So when it comes to next year, I think I’ll have that experience and also say to people that I’ve made big decisions when it comes to my career so when it comes I’ll have to make a decision.
“I love Arsenal and I can still see myself playing there but, as well, who knows what the future holds.
“I have got a year left when I go back there. I have improved as a player and Arsenal if want me back and then we will see where we go from there.
“But if there comes a time when I have to leave, then I have to leave. If I go back and I’m still not playing then I will have to think about things.”
Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere in action against Middlesbrough.