black The 24-year-old, who has been recalled for England after his
impressive performances on loan at Bournemouth this season, says he does not
know what the future holds beyond this term.
Wilshere insists a loan was the best option for him after Gunners boss Arsene
Wenger failed to offer him first-team football guarantees, and believes
Bournemouth's different approach is benefiting his fitness.
Despite his affection for Arsenal, having graduated from the club's academy,
Wilshere admits there may come a time when he will have to consider leaving the
club on a permanent basis.
"It's difficult for me to say because I love Arsenal and I've had great times
there, and they've been great for me, and I can still see myself playing
"But who knows what the future holds? I've got a year left when I go back
soccer shoes "At the moment I'm just trying to have a season where
it puts me in a good position at the end of the year, I'm improved as a player
and Arsenal want me back, and we'll see where we go from there.
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fg "I always thought to myself 'of course I love Arsenal' but if
there comes a time where I have to leave, then I have to leave, you know? If I
go back and I'm not going to be playing, then, of course, I have to think about
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"But at the moment I'm concentrating on
Bournemouth. I want to put myself in a position where I go back next year and
I'm a better player, and I'm fitter, and I can prove to people I can play week
in, week out, and I'm ready for the challenge."
Wilshere, who has played over 100 Premier League games for Arsenal but spent
almost the entirety of last season out with injury, insists he has no issues
with manager Wenger.
The midfielder says he would be delighted if the Gunners won the title in his
"I spoke to Arsene before I went to Bournemouth and he said I would play, but
I wanted more than that," he said. "I wanted to be an important player for the
team and play week in, week out – from the start – and I just got the feeling I
needed a change if I was to experience that.
legend white "I spoke to him on the phone, I didn't speak to him in
person, so it was hard to tell (if he wanted to keep me). I said to him I wanted
to play and he'd already had a feeling that I wanted to go on loan because my
agent had spoken to Dick Law (contract negotiator), and I think he'd had the
chance to think about it, and when I spoke to him he said 'it's fine'.
"I knew that they'd got a strong squad this year, they were in a good
position when I left, so of course I want them to win the league. For the
manager, especially, I'd be delighted.
16 purecontrol red "I know that he really believes in that squad
and he's worked hard over the years. He's taken a lot of stick from people but I
think that's always been his goal. It's the Premier League, he's working towards
that and they've got a great chance this year."