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‘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

Bournemouth

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

Arsenal

.

Despite assisting academy boss

Per Mertesacker

for the past month,

Wilshere

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,"

Wilshere

told 

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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