After a lengthy saga, it appears Jack Wilshere may have made a decision on his Arsenal future, with the midfielder posting a cryptic message on his Instagram story last night.
The midfielder’s current contract expires at the end of the month, and the likelihood is he will now move on to pastures new, with the likes of West Ham, Everton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Premier League new boys Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham, said to be interested in his services, according to the Daily Star.
The 26-year-old was left out of the England squad for the World Cup this summer due to his diminished role with Arsenal, and revealed his “disappointment” on the day through his official Twitter account. And it now appears he will prioritise making himself essential at both club and international level next season, and that is unlikely with Arsenal.
Wilshere took to Instagram last night to share a story that suggests he has made the decision to depart north London this summer. The post read: “There comes a time when you need to choose between turning the page and closing the book.”
Manuel Pellegrini has been tasked with getting West Ham back to playing attacking and progressive football next term, and the addition of Wilshere would go a long way to achieving that.
The Chilean has identified a midfielder as the key to ushering in his new philosophy and is interested in bringing Wilshere to the London Stadium this summer, according to reports from the Daily Star.
And the time is now to make his move. The Hammers have stalled on talks for the likes of Javier Pastore, Yaya Toure and Mario Lemina in recent weeks and Wilshere would be an excellent alternative, as his technical quality and experience would add plenty to the current side.
Having made 38 appearances in all competitions last season, it also appears that the Englishman has improved his fitness, which has always been his primary weakness.