While it may not seem like it at times, Jack Wilshere a valuable piece of the puzzle at the Emirates. The midfielder’s work rate and passion for the club are attributes that need to be admired, even if people don’t like him as a person. Because of that, the rumours surrounding his impending departure have caused a divide amongst some fans, and this latest rumour isn’t going to do much when it comes to calming those critics who want to see him stay.
It turns out that the Premier League’s newest team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, are interested in acquiring the Englishman’s services. It’d be a fresh change of pace from their transfer dealings last season, which were predominantly focused on bringing in high profile foreign players from Portugal and beyond. Still, this would be a huge sign of intent from the club as they prepare to return to the top flight for the first time in more than six years.
With that being said, it probably wouldn’t look all too great if you’re an Arsenal supporter. While some will believe that Wilshere’s time at the club as a top player has been and gone, that doesn’t change that fact that selling him on to a club like Wolves wouldn’t send a great message. While the Midlands side have notable finances behind them, the fact that they’d be so willing to get rid of a hometown favourite – to a team with a much lower stature than theirs – is concerning.
Obviously, it’d be a move that would be warranted to a degree, but when we’re talking about a player with a profile like Jack Wilshere’s, it becomes a little more complicated. After all, he continues to be considered for a place in England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup squad, and he’s always looked more comfortable in the Arsenal setup than anywhere else – as evidenced by his short stint with Bournemouth.
We aren’t suggesting that it’d be the end of the world if this deal goes through, but given the news that broke today, fans might not exactly take it the right way. What we mean by that is with Arsene Wenger’s departure being confirmed, a new manager will be coming into the fold imminently. When that happens, if one of his first moves is to depart which such a beloved member of the first team, it could backfire and get him off to a bad start when it comes to his relationship with the fans.
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