Arsene Wenger drops hint about Jack Wilshere’s long-term Arsenal future
Arsene Wenger opens up about Jack Wilshere's long-term future at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn on the long-term future of Jack Wilshere at Arsenal when quizzed about the midfielder’s situation this week.
The midfielder has been fighting to break into the first team at The Emirates this season after having spent last term on loan to Bournemouth.
Wilshere has been badly hampered by a number of serious injuries during his career and he has fallen down the pecking order at The Emirates in recent years as a result.
However, the 25-year-old has clearly been working hard behind the scenes at Arsenal this season and has been impressing for the Gunners in the Europa League.
He came on as a substitute in the 1-0 win at Burnley on Sunday, although he is yet to start a Premier League game this season.
Wilshere’s lack of first-team appearances this season has inevitably prompted speculation about his long-term future at The Emirates.
And Wenger was seemingly in no mood to discuss his long-term plans for Wilshere when asked about his situation this week.
Asked about his long-term plans for Wilshere, Wenger told a news conference on Tuesday morning: “I don’t think long-term.
“I always considered his interests because he has been an Arsenal player since a kid.
“My first priority is what is best for him.
“I have to consider the interests of Jack Wilshere and Arsenal.
“If I think its in his best interest to stay here, I will fight 100 per cent for that.”
Arsenal will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night with a home clash against Huddersfield, before their crunch showdown with Manchester United on Saturday.