‘I still want to play’ – Wilshere dismisses coaching reports

Wed 13 October 2021 | 20:29

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has rubbished reports claiming he is ready to hang up his boots, insisting he still has something to prove.

The 29-year-old has been a free agent after being released by


at the end of last season and is currently training with his former club



Despite assisting academy boss

Per Mertesacker

for the past month,


has dismissed claims that he is ready for retirement.

"At the moment I am doing my coaching badges and the club is helping me with them and I am helping some of the Academy kids out as well,"



Sky Sports News


"It is certainly something I enjoy and maybe something to look at in the future but for now I still want to play.

"I feel like I still have a lot to give and something to prove which is why I don't want to finish playing now and start a coaching career just yet.

Wilshere made 198 appearances for the Gunners before leaving after injuries hampered his career.

On being back at the club training, Wilshere added

: "It's nice to be back seeing some old faces who I spent a lot of my life with.

"Fitness-wise I am getting there and it's great to be back training with good players and the quality is only going to be beneficial for me moving forward.

"I'm there [at Arsenal] until January and there's no news on any clubs but hopefully something will come up then."

source: SportMob

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