By Kevin Campbell

13th Oct, 2021 | 12:00pm

Arsenal could hand Wilshere contract after 'massive' development - Campbell

Jack Wilshere could earn himself a playing contract at Arsenal if he impresses Mikel Arteta in training.

That is the view of the former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect of the 29-year-old ‘doing a Townsend’ in north London.

Andros Townsend has reignited his career at Everton this season after his contract at Crystal Palace expired in the summer.

As pictured by club media, Wilshere is now training with Arsenal’s first team as he bids to find himself a club after his release from Bournemouth.

Campbell claimed Wilshere will be passing on his wisdom to Arsenal’s younger players in training.

“Wilshere’s presence around the club will be massively beneficial for the youngsters,” he told Football Insider.

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They will be able to lean on his experience. I’m sure Jack will be giving the youngsters pointers because he has come through the ranks and made it at Arsenal. He will see things that they don’t see.

“The other important thing is Jack getting himself fit. He needs to get himself back up to speed so he can find himself a club.

“I very much doubt that he could earn himself a contract at Arsenal. Could he do a Townsend and reignite his career at a bigger club? I have seen stranger things happen in football. Nothing surprises me anymore.

“I cannot see it happening at this point but it would not be the worst thing in the world. It would mean he has impressed Arteta. There is unfinished business there.”

In other news, Campbell has delivered a ‘massive’ verdict on Martinelli quitting Arsenal after a £50million report.