Jack Wilshere may need to leave Arsenal to progress, claims ex-Gunner

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger must accept blame of Jack Wilshere's stunted development, according to Stewart Robson

Jack Wilshere
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Photo: Arsenal FC

Jack Wilshere may need to leave Arsenal to fulfil his talent, according to former Gunners star Stewart Robson.

The England international has endured a mixed season as his team-mate Aaron Ramsey outshone the 22-year-old in the Arsenal midfield before his untimely injury.

At the moment though, with Wenger in charge, I’m not sure Arsenal is the right club for him

Stewart Robson

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes claimed Wilshere, who is currently injured, hasn’t kicked on since emerging as a promising talent aged 17.

And ex-Arsenal midfielder Robson reckons Arsene Wenger has failed to address Wilshere’s indiscipline which has hampered the player’s progress over the past four years.

“Like many players that have gone on to become top players, sometimes you have to move. Jack Wilshere, at some point, may have to move away from Arsenal,” Robson told talkSport.

“If Arsenal change the manager and someone comes in who’s really disciplined and can get the best out of Wilshere, then Arsenal will still be the right club. At the moment though, with Wenger in charge, I’m not sure Arsenal is the right club for him.”

Earlier this week, Scholes said: “Jack Wilshere, he came on the scene and what a really top young player he looked but he’s never really gone on.

“Injuries haven’t helped him, no, but his development from being 17 years of age… he doesn’t look any better a player now than he did when he was 17.”

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