‘Doors Are Always Open’ – Mikel Arteta Claims Jack Wilshere Is Always Welcome at Arsenal

Published 09/09/2021, 3:29 PM EDT


Arsenal are in deep trouble right now as the club is struggling to find an identity under Mikel Arteta. However, another person, deeply involved with the club and currently struggling is Jack Wilshere.

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The Englishman was once one of the most promising youngsters in all of England. However, injuries took their toll on the Arsenal man, and his career quickly withered away. Now, at the age of 29, Wilshere is a free agent, and he’s looking for a club after leaving Championship club AFC Bournemouth.

When a reporter asked the current Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta about Wilshere, the Spaniard opened the door for a possible return.

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Someone that I know, that I shared the dressing room. Someone that is so loved around the club with every person here, and our doors are always open,” Arteta said.

It would be the perfect turnaround for Wilshere, who would love to come back to the club he loves. The Englishman joined the North London club in 2008 when he was just 16. He spent 10 years at Arsenal before leaving the club for West Ham United in 2018.

Wilshere was in line to be the next England captain as his performances for club and country earned him rave reviews between 2010 and 2016. He was also in the set-up for England’s squad for the Euros 2016, but it was all downhill from here.

Injuries plagued his career, and he’s now without a club. Arteta’s words will mean a lot to Wilshere, considering they were also teammates at the club from 2011 to 2016. However, things aren’t going good for Arteta either.

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Mikel Arteta and his troubles at Arsenal

After three games, the club is currently placed at the bottom of the Premier League table as they started the season with three losses. While two of their games were against Premier League champions Manchester City and UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea, their performances still cannot be excused.

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However, the worst of it all came when Arsenal played and lost against Brentford FC in the season opener. Arteta’s eleven looked out of place, and it’s going to take a while for them to get going.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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