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Jack Wilshere Receives Public Offer From Club, Just Days After Admitting He Was Considering Retirement

Jack Kenmare

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Jack Wilshere Receives Public Offer From Club, Just Days After Admitting He Was Considering Retirement

Free agent Jack Wilshere has been offered the chance to resurrect his career at League One side Wigan Athletic, just days after he opened up about his struggles to find a new club.

In a fascinating interview with The Athletic this week, the 29-year-old midfielder spoke candidly about a number of subjects, including regrets from his time at former club Arsenal.

Wilshere, who last played for Bournemouth before being released at the end of last season, also admitted he is considering retirement after a lack of offers this summer.

That being said, it hasn't taken long for a club to express their interest in signing the injury-hit Wilshere.

Wigan Athletic chairman Talal Al Hammad took to Twitter on Wednesday night and offered him a chance to play for the League One outfit, who currently sit in ninth place.

In the post, he said: "You are most welcome to join us @LaticsOfficial", before tagging him below.

In terms of considering an early retirement from the game, Wilshere said it has crossed his mind quite a lot recently.

"I'm waking up in the mornings at the moment and I'm thinking, 'Right, I need to go and train somewhere'," he told The Athletic. "Normally it's on my own... OK, I've been training with a club in pre-season but that's finished now.

"I'm back to waking up, training on my own and finding that motivation. And the question I keep asking myself at the moment is: What am I doing it for?

"I said to my agent I don't want to be in that position where I'm waiting and waiting and before you know it January comes and I've almost wasted another season.

"I'm not getting any younger and I don't want that. I did that last year, so to do it again... I feel like I'd be wasting my time."


Wilshere, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career, says one of his biggest regrets in not listening to physio's during the early stages of his Arsenal career.

"I remember having conversations with the physios in my first year in the Arsenal team," he told The Daily Mail.

"They were like, 'Look, you're playing a lot…' I told them, 'I want to play.'

"I was living the dream. I was 19, playing for Arsenal. We were challenging for the Premier League, in the Champions League. No one was going to tell me I needed a rest.

"That's one of my biggest regrets - I wish I'd listened to physios a little more, learned more about my body."

Featured Image Credit: Jack Wilshere/Instagram - PA

Topics: Jack Wilshere, Bournemouth, Arsenal, Wigan Athletic, Transfers, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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