Jack Wilshere could have been still an Arsenal player if Arsene Wenger stayed as the manager of the Gunners. According to the Englishman, the departure of Arsene Wenger was the main reason behind his decision to leave Arsenal after 17 years of staying at the Emirates.
In a recent interview, Jack Wilshere told,
“If Arsene had stayed I would have stayed because of the influence he had in my career and the trust he had in me,”
“He gave me the armband and respected me a lot. So, I had pretty much agreed to stay. And then he left and that changed things.
“Arsene had said to me previously ‘stay and fight your way back into the team’. Because I knew Arsene and knew he had trust in me, I knew I could do that and fight my way into the team.
“I knew that if I got myself fit and was training well that Arsene would put me in – and he did.
“But things were changing at the club and they were going into a new era and maybe it was time for me to leave as well.”
The 26 year old Englishman sensed that his position at the Emirates would not be the same under the management of the new manager Unai Emery. So, he decided to move to West Ham United in this summer transfer window as a free agent. The injuries have affected the career of Jack Wilshere badly. The English midfielder was only able to start in 12 Premier League matches in the previous season for the Gunners. So, naturally he was not in the World Cup squad of England.
Under the management of Manuel Pellegrini, Jack Wilshere wished to have more gametime in this season. But the things are not going in his way in this season too as the midfielder is again suffering from an injury problem.