Jack Wilshere offers update on his next move after linking up with Arsenal


Wilshere is back on the training pitch in north London (Picture: Getty)

Jack Wilshere insists he has no plans to call time on his playing career to focus on coaching.

The 29-year-old is currently back at his old side Arsenal in a bid to keep up his fitness as he searches for a new club.

The former England international is a free agent following his release from Bournemouth at the end of last season, having also spent time with Serie B side Como during the summer.

In recent weeks, Wilshere has also been working with former teammate Per Mertesacker, who serves as the head of the Gunners’ academy.

While he is currently doing his coaches badges, Wilshere insists that will be something he explores later down the line with his current focus on continuing his playing career.

Wilshere watched over Arsenal Under-21s alongside Mertesacker in a recent game (Picture: Getty)

‘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,’ Wilshere told Sky Sports News.

‘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.

‘It’s nice to be back seeing some old faces who I spent a lot of my life with.’

Wilshere also revealed he will be back at Arsenal until January and hopes to have a new club by that point.

‘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 [at Arsenal] until January and there’s no news on any clubs but hopefully something will come up then.’


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