Jack Wilshere set for Arsenal exit if trophy curse doesn’t end
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could be on the verge of moving out the Emirates this summer. Reportedly, the young Englishman has grown tired of Arsenal’s inability to win silverware. Therefore, if Arsenal are unable to secure a trophy next season, Jack Wilshere is expected to start exploring his options.
Jack Wilshere has become an important part of Arsene Wenger’s squad, although the England international has failed to become a regular first-team player because of repetitive injuries. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was unable to play in a single game for Arsenal last season, but has featured in 27 games this term.
Arsenal’s trophy curse entered its eighth year this season. Arsenal has been plagued by bad luck in recent years, yet manager Arsene Wenger admits his side needs to improve form in order to get out of slump they are in.
The London outfit has struggled to keep its star players such as Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Robin van Persie in recent years. Arsenal’s inability to keep top players at the club is another reason behind Jack Wilshere’s potential exit in the future.
Former Arsenal star Perry Groves believes Arsenal will have an uphill battle in changing this pattern and convincing Jack Wilshere to stay loyal to the Gunners.
“Arsenal have probably got another season of Jack Wilshere,” Perry Groves said. “If they don’t win anything Jack might think about moving on.”
Demeaning salaries have seen players leave clubs such as Arsenal in the past. Arsene Wenger has taken strong steps to formulate an order which ensures each player receives a deserved salary package, but complaints are still be logged in this department. It’s been years since the departure of Ashley Cole, yet Arsenal is still being threatened by the departure of top players because of monetary issues.
Arsenal are currently positioned third on the Premier League table. However, Chelsea are breathing down their necks only a point away and with a game in hand. Chelsea is actually tied with fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur at 58 points, which means one of the three London teams will miss out on Champions League action next season.
If that team is Arsenal then Arsene Wenger will have to pull off a miracle to keep his job. Perhaps an extension contract from Jack Wilshere can be that miracle.