Wilshere responds to Redknapp urging him to quit Arsenal
By Harvey Byrne
Jack Wilshere has responded to Jamie Redknapp after the Sky Sports pundit claimed that his Arsenal career was over.
The Gunners talisman 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 on Saturday to leave Arsenal.
However, the former bright prospect responded to the ex-Tottenham midfielder’s view saying he hasn’t really thought about returning to Arsenal and is just looking to get back to enjoying his football and playing week-in week-out.
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“I don’t know where he got that from,” responded Wilshere, as quoted by the Sun.
“I’m just trying to get back to what I was, enjoying my football and playing week-in, week-out and today was a massive step towards that.
“I’ve not really thought about that so how other people can comment on it…
“If he doesn’t see me going back to Arsenal then that’s up to him. He’s entitled to his opinion but I haven’t thought about that.”
Wilshere has made six appearances on the south coast following his deadline-day move from the Emirates Stadium.
His next goal will be to get back into the Gareth Southgate’s England squad before returning to Arsenal next summer.
The Cherries are currently sat in 10th place in the Premier League and Wilshere will be keen to help Eddie Howe into their highest ever finish in the English pyramid.
In other Arsenal news, Hector Bellerin tweeted a message to his former Barcelona academy graduate, Adama Traore.