Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal

By Mubarak Haruna
Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere has officially confirmed he will leave Arsenal when his contract expires on July 1 after not being assured of regular playing time by new manager Unai Emery.


Jack Wilshere together with his representatives met Arsenal boss Unai Emery for an extensive talk on his future but unfortunately the new manager made it clear , should  wilshere stay, his playing time will reduced significantly.

The 26-year-old also revealed he agreed a financially reduced contract to enable him stay at the club where he spent 17yrs but is left with no choice than to leave the club as a result of the significant reduced playing time proposed
to him.

On Instagram, Wilshere said: "Following a number of extensive conversations with those at the club, and in particular a recent meeting with the new manager Unai Emery, I felt that I was ultimately left with little choice but to make the decision that I have due to purely footballing reasons. As has widely been reported I, along with my representative, have been in talks with the club for a number of months with the view to signing a new contract to extend my stay at the Emirates.

Jack Wilshere"My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player. I have been on the books at Arsenal for 17 years and have always felt part of the fabric of the club. Such was my desire to stay that I had in fact recently agreed to sign a financially reduced contract in order to commit my future to the club.

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"However, following my meeting with the new manager,I was made aware that although the reduced contract offer remained, it was made clear to me that my playing time would be significantly reduced should I decide to stay.

Jack Wilshere is yet to annouce his next move with clubs like Crystal Palace, Everton, Ac Milan and Juventus all keeping taps on his situation.