Since leaving Bournemouth in July, Jack Wilshere has been without a club, with no offers on the table, as revealed in an interview with The Athletic’s David Ornstein. He has, however, been spotted training with Serie B side Como in an attempt to remain sharp. The Italian side have no intention of signing the former Arsenal man, with his non-EU passport preventing a move.
The hope is that a club finally approaches Wilshere with an offer. Still only 29, the midfielder has plenty more to offer. At the moment, it’s just about playing the waiting game as we approach the deadline of the transfer window.
Jack Wilshere Training With Serie B Side Como
Midfielder Opens up on Struggles
In a recent interview with David Ornstein, Jack Wilshere opened up on his struggles to find a club and the mental strain is has had on him, saying:
“Being honest, I probably never thought I’d be in this position,” Wilshere acknowledges, solemnly.
“Today I was running around an athletics track and struggling to imagine I would be here at this point in my career. Everyone used to say to me, ‘(At) 28, 29… you’ll be at the peak of your career’. And I genuinely thought I would. I thought I’d still be playing for England, (that) I’d be at a top club.”
The former Arsenal man also went onto say: “My kids are at an age where they understand. Especially Archie, who’s nine. He’s actually having conversations with me, saying, ‘What about the MLS?’ or ‘Why aren’t you playing in La Liga?’
“He loves football. He knows everything about football. And it is difficult to explain to him. He’ll say to me, ‘How come no club wants you?’ I don’t know. But how do I explain that to him?”
The story of a once future England mainstay into a forgotten, injury-prone reject is as brutal as it gets in football. Jack Wilshere will just be hoping to get back on the pitch again, and in competitive action.
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