Pundit claims Arsenal star should have been ‘next Paul Gascoigne’
Former Arsenal striker Stewart Robson claims Jack Wilshere had the talent to become the 'next Paul Gascoigne'
Stewart Robson believes Jack Wilshere had the talent to become the next Paul Gascoigne but mis-management has seen the Arsenal star’s career stall.
The England international is being linked with a potential summer move away from the north London club this summer amid concerns about his fitness.
Wilshere spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Premier League side Bournemouth but the midfielder struggled to impress on the south coast.
The 25-year-old made two assists in 27 appearances for the Cherries before suffering a broken leg in April to cut his season short.
Wilshere has since returned to Arsenal but the box-to-box midfielder has been linked with a potential move to Turkey or Italy.
Former Arsenal striker Robson claimed that Wilshere, Arsene Wenger and the club’s fitness staff all have to accept responsibility for the England star failing to realise his potential at the Emirates Stadium.
“This is the player who should have been the most talented player since Gascoigne,” Robson told ESPN FC.
“When he came into the Arsenal side, everyone was talking about him being the next England great.
“For some reason, mismanagement by Wenger, the medical staff and how the player lived his life, he hasn’t realised his potential.”
Wilshere wasn’t named in Arsenal’s squad for the Emirates Squad this weekend alongside Chile star Alexis Sanchez.
The Gunners have signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window so far.