Alan McInally has claimed that Arsenal do not want Jack Wilshere. This is despite the English midfielder playing an integral role in the Arsenal team since his return, with their upturn in form seeing them climb up the Premier League table.
Arsenal were able to battle past Crystal Palace in their last game as they displayed the strengthening backbone they have. They were pegged back to 1-1 before they were forced to see out a nervy 3-2 scoreline. Despite the fact they had led 3-1, what was most important was the fact they won all three points in the end.
The Gunners currently find themselves in sixth-place with 37 points, three clear of Burnley below them, and four behind fourth-placed Liverpool with a game in hand. While they have fallen behind due to the calendar, they will know that they can cut the gap down to a single point with a win in their next game.
One man that has been particularly impressive in their recent upturn in form is Jack Wilshere. The midfielder has formed a strong partnership with Granit Xhaka, with the two giving Arsenal a solid foundation in the middle.
Despite his performances though, Alan McInally has claimed the club do not want the player, as there are reports that Arsenal are looking to offer Wilshere a reduced contract. He said: “You’ve got to admire him for actually saying he wants to stay at Arsenal considering Arsenal basically showed him the door. You’re not going to be playing, get yourself a club”.
“I’m thinking to myself ‘seriously Jack, they don’t want you. I don’t think they want you’.
“Because if they’re offering him £2000-a-week and he should be on £430,000-a-week then they’re saying to you again. I don’t think we really want you”.
Of course, this is likely just opinion, but if Arsenal are indeed thinking of offering Wilshere a reduced contract, then the player may feel that it is time to move on from the club, despite a return that has coincided with Arsenal’s upturn in form.