Jack Wilshere has a love/hate relationship with most football fans, and that’s understandable given the trajectory of his career thus far. He was pinpointed as a future leader for the England national team courtesy of how impressive he was as a youngster, and he managed to rise up through the ranks of the Arsenal team quicker than anyone could’ve anticipated. Obviously, his antics off the pitch haven’t been great, and he’s certainly rubbed some people the wrong way, but his omission from the England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup still wasn’t particularly well received.
Still, that gives him more time to think about what he’s going to do about the decisions he’s got to make regarding his future. The general consensus is that he’ll end up staying at the Emirates, but given the options on the table, that may not necessarily be the case.
If you’re Jack Wilshere, then logic dictates that you should remain with Arsenal. While there’s absolutely no guarantee of him being a prominent part of Unai Emery’s plans, it’s worth a shot. He’s one of the most recognisable faces at the club right now and in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s departure, maybe some fans need that. He understands the system to an extent, he’s been relatively injury-free this season in comparison to others, and he’s likely to be given some kind of chance to prove himself.
While there are a parade of other Premier League clubs who would likely suit Jack Wilshere, we feel like Wolverhampton Wanderers are the best fit of them all. The Midlands outfit are riding a huge wave of momentum following their triumphant Championship-winning campaign, and now, they’re in search of another midfield general. Alongside Ruben Neves, Wilshere would be given the chance to flourish at a club other than the Gunners to prove that he’s got what it takes to succeed elsewhere.
This seems like a fairly stereotypical option, but bizarrely enough, there still aren’t enough British players who are choosing to do this. Making the switch overseas to play in a different environment is something that players all over Europe do every single year, and yet, it’s not something you see from the English all too much. Wilshere would be the centrepiece of most teams in the top European divisions, and while it’d certainly be a risk, a lot of fans would respect him even more for making the leap.
Where should Jack Wilshere go?