Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has appeared to pour cold water on the idea of leaving the Gunners to sign for Manchester City this summer, in an in-depth interview.
The England international admits he would be hurt if Arsene Wenger made the decision to let him go, insisting he doesn’t like the idea of playing for anyone other than Arsenal.
Wilshere has been with the club since he was a child, and has risen through the youth ranks before becoming a regular starter at the Emirates Stadium.
The 23-year-old says that even joining Bolton Wanderers on loan earlier in his career felt strange, and he hopes there is no truth behind the rumours that Arsenal could be considering selling him to City this summer, as he wants to feel wanted in north London.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about his future, Wilshere said that he has not yet held official talks with his manager about the future, saying: “I would be hurt if they sold me.
“I want Arsenal to want me. So if they didn’t want me, it would hurt. It would be strange playing for another club. I went to Bolton on loan and that was strange.
“I feel like I’m ready to play now and that’s not going to change. I want to play more minutes before the end of the season and then I’ll have to wait until next season and see what the boss’ plans are for me, for the team.”