Pundit Jamie Redknapp has stated that Jack Wilshere’s future is not at Arsenal and that the midfielder will need to leave his boyhood club permanently next summer.

The England international is undoubtedly talented but has suffered from debilitating injury concerns over recent seasons that have prevented the playmaker from reaching his potential.

Wilshere found himself on the fringes of the Arsenal first team at the start of this season and as such is spending the campaign on loan at fellow Premier League side Bournemouth.

The 24-year-old has started five games for the Cherries so far this season but has looked far from his best at the Vitality Stadium.

With Arsene Wenger having a host of top-notch options in the boiler room to select from, Redknapp feels that Wilshere will have to leave the Emirates Stadium next summer to further his career.

“I don’t see a future at Arsenal any more, I think now he’ll realise he has got to get away from Arsenal,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s too comfortable for him there. He is not going to get into the team at Arsenal regularly.

“If he makes that move he can show what he is all about. No disrespect, I think he’s a step above Bournemouth, but I think it’s a great thing for him to do. He’s really putting himself out there.”

Arsenal have the likes of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka all competing for a central midfield starting berth.


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