Arsenal have failed in their bid to retain one of their oldest players beyond this summer as England star player Jack Wilshere announced his departure last night.
The skilful left-footed midfielder had a bittersweet experience at the Emirates Stadium, he had to deal with many criticisms from fans and pundits at some point in his career. Injury also played their parts in slowing down his pace to greatness at the club.
When he finally rejuvenated his career last season, it appears to be too late as he was in the last month of his career with the club.
Due to the resurgence in his display during the second part of last season, former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told the club’s hierarchy to renew his contract so as to prevent him from leaving the North London club as a free agent.
To act on the advice they got from the experience Frenchman, Arsenal board of directors offered him a three-year contract according to BBC Sports in January.
The British media outlet claimed that the contract will see the player’s weekly wages cut down by 10% and that didn’t go well with the 26-year-old central midfielder, who wasted no time in turning down the offer.
After so many talks between both parties, Jack Wilshere announced his desire to move on with his career elsewhere in the upcoming season.
He is being tracked by Juventus, OGC Nice, West Ham and Crystal Palace, according to The Mirror.
He would move to a new club as a free transfer, which means the Gunners will gain nothing from his sale this summer.