Once the greatest English talent, now Jack Wilshere is coaching kids aged 29 but still hoping for playing opportunities

14.10.2021.  
Once the greatest English talent, now Jack Wilshere is coaching kids aged 29 but still hoping for playing opportunities

Jack Wilshere recently had an interview in which he openly discussed the mental hardship he's been going through ever since he was released by Bournemouth at the end of the last season. It seems that Jack's vulnerability, so rarely displayed in such a manner amongst top or once-top players, got Arsenal's attention. His former club recalled Wilshere to train with the team and gave him an opportunity to coach kids.


Despite helping out AFC's academy chief Per Mertesacker over the past month, Wilshere has played down any suggestions he is ready to retire.


"At the moment I am doing my coaching badges and the club is helping me with them and I am helping some of the Academy kids out as well. It is certainly something I enjoy and maybe something to look at in the future but for now I still want to play. I feel like I still have a lot to give and something to prove which is why I don't want to finish playing now and start a coaching career just yet," Wilshere told Sky Sports News.


Wilshere also spent time at Serie B side Como in the summer but was unable to sign a permanent deal due to EU restrictions in Italian football. Now he's training with Arsenal, presumably with the U23 side.


"It's nice to be back seeing some old faces who I spent a lot of my life with. Fitness-wise I am getting there and it's great to be back training with good players and the quality is only going to be beneficial for me moving forward. I'm there until January and there's no news on any clubs but hopefully something will come up then."


Wilshere became Arsenal's youngest debutant at the age of 16 and went on to make 198 appearances for the club before leaving after injuries severely hindered his career.



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