Wil­shere can walk away from Arse­nal, – Cher­ries loa­nee

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

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.”

/REUTERS

Bournemouth’s Jack Wil­shere in ac­tion against Mid­dles­brough.

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