Jack Wilshere: Where to now?

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  1. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

  2. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Cause everyone goes on about a great game against Barcelona. And I've seen him have a better game. And one great game doesn't make a great career.
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  3. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Maybe it is neither. Maybe he sees who is ahead of him in a system which won;t suit him and he has decided instead of his career dwindling into obscurity he can take it by the scruff of the neck and finish strongly. I respect him for that.

    This was the best decision for both parties. All the nostalgia in this thread is blinding people. A fecking game against Barca 8 years ago JC! People beg for change and then when it comes they cry like little girls.
  4. WhatAFC

    WhatAFC Well-Known Member

    It’s a really illogical opinion to have.

    So there is probably a 2/3 year contract on the table at reduced wages and a chunk based on performance/appearance based bonus’. You think it’s a smart career move for jack to sign that deal, whilst making it harder for him to move as he would then command a transfer fee.

    The manager has told him to find a new club, but you think it’s better to waste a year of his career that he’s already lost a lot of, trying to prove a manager wrong? There will be plenty of clubs who will offer jack the same money, if not more, whilst also playing under a manager who he knows wants him.

    Can you tell me of any players have been told they are not needed by a new manager and forced their way into their plans? It just doesn’t happen.
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  5. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Here is where you are wrong. No club bigger than us will be stupid enough to sign Jack now. He's Palace/West Ham bound. Sad to see because he could definitely have been greater but that is his level.
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  6. WhatAFC

    WhatAFC Well-Known Member

    Because it was his best performance for us. I don’t want him to stay because of that performance, it’s just the one I most remember from him because of the way he played and who it was against.

    He needs to move and as a few have said it’s probably best for all that it is happening.
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  7. WhatAFC

    WhatAFC Well-Known Member

    I didn’t say a club bigger than us would. But we aren’t actually that big anymore. Juve have been touted as interested and they certainly are bigger than us.
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  8. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Would not be surprised if Chelsea make a late move.

    They have cut back on spending, not a great midfield & some big contracts running down. Jack on a free could be worth the risk.

    Sarri would be cool with the smoking.
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  9. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Surreal seeing him leave. He was one of those players where, as soon as I saw him play for the reserves the first time, I instinctively felt he was potentially a generational talent. He had everything to be great. It is just incredibly sad that it never worked out in the end. But that's football sometimes.

    I do hope he fulfills his potential, even if it's somewhere else.
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  10. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    What, so just because whoever on AM has used a game that took place 8 years ago to highlight his strengths, that must be the only example there is?

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  11. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Still think he will , that extra yard he used to have could return in the next one or two season if he stays fit .
  12. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    It could well be my favourite Arsenal goal due to the number of players involved and the length from start to finish. The final touches with Cazorla, Giroud and Wilshere were pure football poetry, if there is such a thing :)
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  13. grange

    grange Well-Known Member

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  14. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Cole should have been the next .
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  15. lamby22

    lamby22 Well-Known Member

    197 games in 9 years - didn't realise it was that bad. Hopefully he can put his injury record behind him and go on to have a decent career at another club.
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  16. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    ListI the others then. Go on. Bank up your posts man
  17. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Fair enough, if he goes to Juve.

    Worth noting that I'm sad about this. I love Jack, always have. But I think this change was coming. We're redefining ourselves in the face of uncertainty and I think that's exactly the route to keep up with the rest
  18. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

  19. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Always thought he would be around the club for a long time to come, regardless of circumstances. Unfortunately that it's ending this way and injuries made it so that Ramsey is seen as significantly ahead. Had always hoped he would fulfil his potential with us.

    Shame that he is not needed and since many wanted us to be ruthless, this is one of the consequences. Feels like a part of the club is being lost.

    Good luck to you super Jack and thank you for always being that fan on the pitch! Your expression of love towards the club was always great to see for us who feel the same but do not have the talent to play.
  20. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Thinking that I only saw him 197 it so times puts a lot of perspective on things. One side is the injury issue but the other is that, well, its a lot of magic if you consider how few games that us over nine years. Hope we see him have a good career elsewhere
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