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Arsenal decide against signing former prodigy Jack Wilshere

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Former Arsenal prodigy Jack Wilshere will not be returning to the Emirates after the termination of his contract at West Ham.

Wilshere, whose career at the Emirates was blighted by injury, made just 19 appearances in two years with the Hammers after leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2018.

According to Goal’s Charles Watts, the injury prone midfielder is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans this season.

Wilshere was once thought of as one of English football’s greatest prospects at one point, with an encounter with a star-studded Barcelona in 2011 convincing fans and pundits that he was the next best thing.

One of the men he faced off against that night, former Barca ace, Xavi, has been brimming with praise and advise for Wilshere.

“He played an incredible game against Barcelona [in 2011] and after that I predicted he would go on to be one of the best midfield players in the world and the future of English football.

“That is a prediction that I am sure would have come true if it were not for some horrible injuries.

“Rangers could be a very good fit for him. The pace in Scotland is not as fast as England and it would give him more time on the ball. That is where he excels, his vision and passing is incredible.”

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