Emirates youngster has no plans to leave North London.
JACK WILSHERE has told Arsenal he will not be the next star player to walk out of the club.
In a week when Arsenal were beaten by north London rivals Tottenham, slumped to 15th in the Premier League and lost Bacary Sagna to long-term injury, Wilshere’s vow will come as blessed relief to manager Arsene Wenger.
Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri quit the Emirates in the summer and there are already fears that Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Thomas Vermaelen could go at the end of the season because their contracts expire in 2013. But Wilshere, 19, who is out until March after ankle surgery and has not played this season, would not even be tempted by mega-rich Manchester City.
Wilshere said: “No disrespect to Manchester City, but Arsenal is the perfect home for me. Some players have got their price, but that’s not the way I look at the game.
“All I think about is playing at the highest level and in the top competitions, so I can measure myself against the best in the world. I am happy at Arsenal, I want to win things and want to do it with Arsenal. I have been here since I was nine and have grown to love this club.
“I want to play in the Champions League and that is the aim for everyone at the club.”
This is good news for Arsenal fans. At a time when the North London club is struggling and after the loss of first team players such as Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy it seems that Jack Wilshere is more than happy to commit to the Gunners.
The young midfielder is out until Christmas at least and Arsene Wenger will have to hope that his loss will not further hamper plans to push back up the table after losing four out of their first seven Premier League encounters.