The Daily Mail website was running a story about Sampdoria bidding £9million to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer. However, the Italian club are worried they may not be able to meet the Gunners financial demands.
The midfielder has just 12 months left on his contract in north London. It would not be a major surprise if he leaves the club.
He spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and made 27 appearances before unsurprisingly his season was cut short through injury. In reality, he failed to really shine for the Cherries, although he did produce a few decent performances
Wilshere had the chance to go to Bournemouth and take games by the scruff of the neck. Instead, his time at Bournemouth was rather underwhelming. One positive for the midfielder at least was the fact that he managed to get a decent run of games before succumbing to the inevitable injury.
Star has faded in recent years
A couple of years ago Wilshere was the rising star of the Arsenal and England team. He was going to be a star. Unfortunately, injury problems have hampered the midfielder’s career. Wilshere is no longer young or a player who still has time to fulfil his potential.
At 25 years old, he does still have time to save his career, but even Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has warned the midfielder he has a fight on his hands to get back into the team in north London. For me, he would not be in Arsenal’s starting line-up at the start of the campaign if he was fully-fit.
No doubt Wilshere had tremendous potential before the injury problems struck. His season on loan at Bournemouth maybe showed that the injuries have taken their toll on the midfielder.
Likely to stay at the club
It would be great to see Jack Wilshere stay at Arsenal and flourish for the Gunners. It currently seems like Wilshere will stay with the north London club and maybe play a bit-part role this season.
The midfielder is not reliable enough to play for Arsenal and some would argue he is no longer good enough to play for the Gunners.
Maybe the best thing would have been for the midfielder is to leave the north London club this summer. Wilshere’s career may benefit from being out of the public glare of playing for a big club like Arsenal, but then again he failed hit any major heights at Bournemouth, so who knows if he will ever fulfil his supposed potential.
Should Arsenal consider selling Jack Wilshere this summer?