Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed that he is prepared to leave the North London club if the situation arises, according to reports in Independent.
The Englishman has been struggling with injuries throughout his Gunners career and joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan this summer.
The midfielder will only have one-year left on his contract, when he returns to the Gunners next summer.
The 24-year-old has claimed that it was a brave move from him, to join the Cherries in the summer and he wouldn’t be hesitant in doing the same if required. Speaking to Independent, he said:
I think so (it was brave), but I always thought to myself that, of course I love Arsenal, 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 of course I will have to think about things but at the moment I’m concentrating on Bournemouth.
I want to put myself in a position where I go back next year and I’m a better player and I can play, I’m fitter and I have proved to people I can play week-in and week-out and I’m ready for the challenge.
Wilshere has reiterated that he wants to prove himself and staying at the Gunners wouldn’t have given him the chance to do so. He added:
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 and starts the odd game here and there. But I wanted to prove (things) to people.
When it comes to next year, I think I’ll have that experience and also have said to people that I’ve made big decisions when it comes to my career and when it comes I’ll have to make another decision.
Wilshere has abundance of talent and was one of the brightest prospects in England when he first burst onto the scene. However nothing has gone his way since, majorly due to recurring injuries throughout the career.
He was never really able to cement his place in the starting line-up both at club and international level. The midfielder did show flashes of brilliance in the interim, but he never got that continuous run of games.
The loan move has come at a right time for the Englishman and if he can put in some consistent performances for the Cherries, then he will have a great chance of convincing Wenger that he still belongs at the Emirates club. Hopefully he returns to the club a better player. What do you think guys?
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