Jack Wilshere says he wouldn't take Gareth Bale at Arsenal for two reasons
Jack Wilshere has claimed on talkSPORT that he wouldn’t sign Gareth Bale for Arsenal even though he’s available on a free transfer.
The Welshman confirmed after the Champions League final last season that he would be leaving Real Madrid after nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu. He won everything in the Spanish capital, and on his day, he’s among the best players in world football.
Bale played 258 times for Real Madrid, scored 106 goals and provided 67 assists during his time there. He also helped the club win a grand total of 19 trophies, including five Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles.
The soon-to-be 33-year-old will be a free agent next week and fans are curious to see where he’ll end up.
Jack Wilshere says he wouldn’t take Gareth Bale at Arsenal for free
Just like fans, pundits and media outlets are also discussing where Bale will go next.
TalkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein asked Wilshere if he would take the Welsh superstar at Arsenal. The Gunners fan favourite thought about it for a few seconds before revealing the two reasons why he doesn’t want him at the Emirates.
“No,” Wilshere said on talkSPORT when asked if he would want Arsenal to sign Gareth Bale.
“I look at the players who would be playing in that position and they’re young players who have arguably been Arsenal’s best players over the last few years.
“So one, I don’t think he (Bale) gets a game. And (two), if he does, I think he’d be holding those players back.”
Bale is an ‘amazing‘ player, there’s absolutely no debate on that front. However, it really does look like his best days are behind him.
The Welshman played just seven times for Real Madrid in all competitions last season. He missed 147 days of football due to injuries or illnesses, which will act as a massive worry for any interested side.
It’s extremely unlikely that Bale will join a top club in England this summer. He’s just too big a risk for a team like Arsenal, who already have hugely talented youngsters playing in the Welshman’s position.
It will be interesting to see where Bale will end up, but we agree with Wilshere here, Arsenal just don’t need him.
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