One of Arsene Wenger’s out-of-favour first team players has revealed that his desire to remain at the club, contrary to speculation which has suggested otherwise.
Following the departure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the final week of the summer transfer window, several Arsenal stars have continued to be linked with a move away from the club.
Jack Wilshere, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Bournemouth, is yet to renew his contract which is set to expire in less than 12 months.
The 25-year-old has rarely featured in the Premier League this season, prompting rumours that he will seek a move elsewhere ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.
However, in a new interview with Sky Sports, Wilshere has revealed he is actually not looking for a way out of the club as he still wishes to play for the Gunners.
“I’ve said before in many interviews that I’ve just come back to full fitness, I’m happy at where I am playing-wise,” the midfielder was quoted as saying by the Express
“I’m trying to get into the Premier League team and fight my way into that team.
“So at the moment I am concentrating on the now, the future will take care of itself.
“All I’ve got to do is stay fit and play my football.
“No (I don’t have to leave to go to the World Cup), I’ve got a great relationship with the boss, I’ve heard the boss speak in previous press conferences.
“He’s assured me that I will get some playing time. I want to stay at this club, I’ve said that many times.
“I left last year to get some football, I’ve done that, I’m back now, I’m fit and I’m ready to play.”