Jack Wilshere has confirmed could be interested in return to Arsenal after Mikel Arteta admitted last week he’d gladly allow the most technically gifted midfielder to train with the club.
Wilshere, 29, begins his career at London club, broke into Arsenal’s first team at 16 and made 197 appearances over 10 years with the Gunners.
During his time at Emirates, England midfielder battled with injuries challenges, but still managed to deliver for London club when matter most.
Wilshere played alongside Mikel Arteta in Arsene Wenger’s midfield and the current Arsenal manager appeared to offer an invitation to his former team-mate, who has been without a club since May.
The Englishman left Bournemouth after his current deal expires with the Cherries and there’s no club make approach about sign him.
However, when asked if Wilshere could potentially train at their London Colney base, Arteta replied: ‘He is someone that I know who I shared the dressing room with, who is so loved around the club with every person here and our doors are always open.’
Now, Wilshere, who was Arsenal’s Player of the Year and voted PFA Young Player of the year in the 2010-11 season and also had 34 caps for England, said: ‘I spent the majority of my life in that club, I gave a lot to that club.
‘To hear the manager – who I played with, who I had a good relationship with, I really enjoyed playing with him, sharing the dressing room with him – to hear him come out and say the door is always open is nice.’
Asked whether or not he would take Arteta’s offer up, Wilshere said: ‘It can only help me.
‘Being around good players, training with world-class players and as well just being in a team environment is something I’m interested in.
‘I’m sure that I’ll have a conversation with someone at the club over the next couple of days.’