Redknapp: This senior midfielder won't be at Arsenal for much longer
By Tony Hughes
Jamie Redknapp has claimed he doesn’t “see a future at Arsenal” for Jack Wilshere.
The Arsenal academy graduate is on a season-long loan at Bournemouth trying to resurrect his career after years of fitness problems.
He completed his first 90 minutes in two years on Saturday as he played a key role in Bournemouth’s 0-0 draw against Tottenham at the Vitality Stadium.
Redknapp, who was himself plagued by injuries during his career, advised Wilshere to look away from Emirates Stadium when considering how he maps out his plans.
Speaking about Wilshere on Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the Bournemouth clash against Spurs, Redknapp said: “I don’t see a future at Arsenal any more, I think now he’ll realise he has got to get away from Arsenal. It’s too comfortable for him there. He is not going to get into the team at Arsenal regularly.
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“If he makes that move he can show what he is all about. No disrespect, I think he’s a step above Bournemouth, but I think it’s a great thing for him to do. He’s really putting himself out there.”
Wilshere started his fifth league match of the season on Saturday as he showed signs that his seemingly neverending series of injuries could finally be behind him.
The England international, 24, has entered the final two years of the Gunners contract he signed in 2012 when it appeared he had the world at his feet.
Wilshere, who has won 34 caps for his country, has made 160 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring 12 goals and supplying 24 assists.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Arsene Wenger has admitted this midfielder is likely to leave Emirates Stadium in January.