Jack Wilshere Confirms He is Leaving Arsenal at the End of June
Jack Wilshere has confirmed he will leave Arsenal at the end of this month after being forced out by new boss Unai Emery, The Sun reports.
The English midfielder, 26, revealed in a statement on Instagram he had even offered to take a pay-cut in order to stay at the Gunners.
However, it was made clear to him he had no future in the Arsenal’s first-team and will no pursue new options.
Wilshere has been at the club since leaving Luton in 2001 and said in a statement: “I can confirm that I will be leaving Arsenal Football Club when my contract expires at the end of June.
“Following a number of extensive conversations with those at the club, and in particular a recent meeting with the new manager, Unai Emery, I felt that I was ultimately left with little choice but to make the decision that I have due to purely footballing reasons.
“As has widely been reported I, along with my representative, have been in talks with the club for a number of months with the view to signing a new contract to extend my stay at the Emirates.
“My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player.
“I have been on the books at Arsenal for 17 years and have always felt part of the fabric of the club.
“Such was my desire to stay that I had in fact recently agreed to sign a financially reduced contract in order to commit my future to the club.
“There will be the opportunity to talk properly when the time is right bu for now I would just like to thank everyone at the club for everything over the past 17 years…
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