Former Arsenal star now trains in a local park with friends after being rendered clubless in the summer
- Jack Wilshere had his contract terminated by Westham on transfer deadline day by mutual consent
- The midfielder is now club less and has been training at the park with some friends
- He dropped down the pecking order at Westham and found playing time hard to come by
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Former Arsenal superstar Jack Wilshere’s career has hit a new low as the England international is currently training at a local part in England after being released by Westham United.
Jack Wilshere last played a full 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup against Hull City.
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Wilshere, since leaving Arsenal in 2018, has struggled with game time and despite joining West Ham, a club he supported as a boy, things failed to spark off for him.
At 28, the talented midfielder finds himself in a rather awkward situation as he has no club after parting ways with the Hammers on deadline day.
West Ham terminated Wilshere’s contract by mutual consent just when the summer transfer window was coming to a close, and the former Arsenal man is yet to find a new club.
He recently did an interview with BBC where he opened up on his current situation and why he decided to leave West Ham.
By now, it is no secret that the talented midfielder’s career has been plagued by a stubborn ankle injury which has kept him out for lengthy spells and has subsequently made clubs lose faith in his abilities.
With West Ham, it was no different and despite at one point gaining full fitness, Wilshere had already significantly dropped down the pecking order at the club.
He told BBC:
"Last season, when I came back after lockdown, having worked so hard to get back to a good level of fitness and was training every day, it just didn't feel like my opportunity was ever going to come. And, of course, it didn't.
"But when we came back for pre-season, it was the same again. I thought everyone would be given a fresh chance and a clean slate to impress but it never happened for me."
Wilshere further explained that the lack of football action takes a toll on a professional player and at one point, tough decisions need to be made for one’s own personal growth.
"It is important to find a club where I am going to play, be an important player and be happy. I don't want to rush into anything. It has to be the right team in the right country."
At the moment however, the midfielder finds himself in a Sunday League situation as he trains in the park with a few of his friends who are willing to help him maintain his fitness levels.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mesut Ozil is getting support from his Arsenal teammates after he was dropped by Mikel Arteta in the Gunners Europa League and Premier League squad.
The out of favour midfielder will have to end his eight-year spell at the Emirates on a sad note after rendering his last season useless.
The only chance for the 31-year-old to feature for Arsenal is when the FA Cup commences in January 2021, which also depends solely on the Spanish manager.
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