Jack Wilshere says that because Arsene Wenger been at Arsenal for as long as he can remember, he cannot imagine life without the Frenchman in charge.
There were more questions today about the Frenchman’s future – and once more there were few answers – but the midfielder, currently on loan at Bournemouth, had nothing but good things to say about the manager.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Bournemouth’s game against Sp*rs, the 25 year old was asked about Arsenal’s season and the pressure Wenger is under.
“He has always been great for me,” he said. “He put me in at a young age which you don’t see a lot at top clubs with all the pressure for trophies.
“He stuck with me and showed faith in me. So for me he’s great and I can’t imagine Arsenal without him. He has been great for me and that’s all I can say.”
As for what’s going on this season, he continued, “I’ve been away for a year so I don’t know what’s happening there, in the dressing room or what training has been like.
“It hurts me more [than Sp*rs doing well] to see Arsenal struggling.”
Like others who have contracts heading into the final 12 months, Wilshere’s future is in question, but didn’t have a lot to say about that.
“I’ve said before. I have to wait until the end of the season,” he said. “I’m a Bournemouth player and we’re still not out of trouble.
“I’ve got a year left. So I’m sure I’ll sit down with the boss and whoever it may concern and we’ll sort it out.”