Carragher urges Wilshere to reject Arsenal return
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher has recommended one of England’s brightest prospects to reconsider his connection to the Gunners.
Arsenal were once criticised for not producing enough English talent under Arsene Wenger but that has changed in recent years after the emergence of Jack Wilshere in 2010.
The midfielder, who is currently on loan at Bournemouth, has seen his progress troubled by injuries ever since he broke into Arsenal’s first team.
And following his encouraging start to the season with Eddie Howe’s side, Carragher has called for Wilshere to turn down Wenger’s plans for him to return to the Emirates stadium.
“He’s got a massive decision to make. I saw what Arsene Wenger said about him signing a new deal but if I’m being honest, if I were Jack Wilshere, I wouldn’t go back to Arsenal.” the ex-Liverpool star said on Sky Sports
“I don’t see how he fits in. He’s playing in a No 10 position now and Mesut Ozil is better in that position than him so he won’t play there.
“You go back to central midfield – Wenger’s bought Xhaka, who’s also a left-footed central midfielder, for £35m and you’d expect him to come to the fore next season – he’s still settling in.
“Francis Coquelin’s a holding midfielder, you’ve got Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey wants to play central midfield.