Jack Wilshere Misses Embarrassing Open Goal In Training With New Club Aarhus
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Jack Wilshere has had a moment to forget in training in his first week with new club Aarhus Gymnastikforening.
Wilshere, 30, has signed for the Danish club on a short-term contract until the end of the season, with the possibility of extending his deal by a further year.
The former Arsenal prodigy had been without a club since leaving Bournemouth last summer at the end of his contract.
Wilshere joined up with his new team-mates in training on Monday after penning a deal which will see him earn a reported £5000 a week in Denmark.
He appeared to be a little rusty, missing an open goal in training from just a few yards out.
Wilshere will be hoping to find his shooting boots before Friday, when he is expected to make his debut for the club against Vejle in the Danish Superliga.
Aarhus manager David Nielsen insists the signing of Wilshere is “not a publicity stunt”.
Jack Wilshere har rejst sig fra de døde, og ser bare knivskarp ud! 🔥#sldk pic.twitter.com/0Q1Z3kOn1Z— Jesper Simoni (@JesperSimoni) February 21, 2022
"[Wilshere] is a skilled football player who we think can help us, and we think we can help him. We have done this to make our team better,” said Nielsen.
"We will make sure that he feels like a good part of the squad.
"Denmark has a good reputation. It is a place where people want to live. He has lived in London, and now he will be able to live in Aarhus.
"It is an even better place to live!"
Wilshere has revealed he was convinced to move to Denmark after speaking with Aarhus assistant head coach David Reddington.
"It all happened really quick," Wilshere said.
"I had a conversation with one of the coaches, David Reddington. He explained to me about the club, how good it is and how much I'd enjoy it.
"He worked with someone I worked with closely, Roy Hodgson, who I enjoyed working with.
"I knew Dave would have a similar way of doing things. Then I spoke with the head coach and really liked what they were saying.
"I always said that in my career I wanted to try something different. I think now was the right time to step out of my comfort zone, step out of England and try something different."
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