Jack Wilshere says it would be a ‘dream’ to return to Arsenal after leaving West Ham

Simon Collings
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 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere has revealed it would be a “dream” to return to Arsenal, even if such a prospect is unrealistic right now.

Wilshere is currently a free agent after agreeing to mutually terminate his contract with West Ham in the summer.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in the midfielder, including Rangers in Scotland and sides in Turkey.

Wilshere will not rush his search for a new club, but has revealed he would love to return to Arsenal - where he began his career.

The 28-year-old came through the Gunners’ academy and played just under 200 games for them before joining West Ham in 2018.

The midfielder would love to go back to Emirates Stadium and work under Mikel Arteta, but he admits that is unrealistic right now.

“Growing up I was a West Ham fan, but because I was in the [Arsenal] academy for so long, you lose that,” Wilshere told The National.

“I wasn’t like a normal kid. I was very lucky to be in such a good academy, and I learnt to love Arsenal.

<p>Wilshere made nearly 200 appearances for Arsenal during his time there.</p>Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Wilshere made nearly 200 appearances for Arsenal during his time there.

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“It was my dream to play for Arsenal and win things with them. And I did.

“I don’t feel like I’ve completed my time there, but at the same time, I’m realistic enough to know the club has moved on, and they have different ideas.

“Obviously, it would be a dream come true, but I think that ship has sailed, and it is time to look at different things.”

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