The former England international has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth in July.
is planning to hold talks with Arsenal over a potential return to the club. The former Arsenal midfielder is struggling to find a club since his move away from Bournemouth earlier this year, but he might secure a transfer back to Emirates in the coming weeks.
, who is a former teammate of Wilshere, spoke about the former Gooner in an interview earlier this week.
"He is someone that I know who I shared the dressing room with, someone who is so loved around the club with every person here and our doors are always open,"
Speaking toSky Sports
about Arteta’s offer, Wilshere said:
"I spent the majority of my life in that club, I gave a lot to that club.
"To hear the manager - who I played with, who I had a good relationship with, I really enjoyed playing with him, sharing the dressing room with him - to hear him come out and say the door is always open is nice."
Having initially joined Arsenal’s youth academy in 2001, Wilshere made his senior debut for the north London side in 2008. The English midfielder featured in 198 games for the Gunners, scoring 14 goals and providing 30 assists. Being once considered as the most promising youngster in English football, Wilshere’s good days were struck with unfortunate injuries that prevented him from maintaining consistency with his form. Half a dozen moves and loan spells later, the 29-year-old is on the verge of returning to the Emirates Stadium.
Asked about Arteta’s comments and a potential move to Arsenal, Wilshere responded:
"It can only help me.
"Being around good players, training with world-class players and as well just being in a team environment is something I'm interested in.
"I'm sure that I'll have a conversation with someone at the club over the next couple of days."