Free agent Jack Wilshere admits he is no closer to finding a new club after leaving Bournemouth at the end of last season… with ex-Arsenal man ‘waiting for the right opportunity’ to return
- Jack Wilshere joined Bournemouth in January but did not extend his contract
- The 29-year-old midfielder is once again unattached as the new season begins
- The ex-Arsenal star is hopeful ‘something will happen sooner rather than later’
- He played 18 times for Bournemouth, who made the Championship play-offs
Jack Wilshere says he is not any closer to finding a new club after he left Bournemouth at the end of last season.
The 29-year-old midfielder only joined the Cherries in January but did not extend his deal on the south coast, which came about after six months without a club following his release from West Ham last summer.
This week, the ex-Arsenal man told talkSPORT that ‘nothing has come up yet’ in terms of finding a new club, but stressed this time he was ‘waiting for the right opportunity.’
Jack Wilshere says he is not any closer to finding a new club after leaving Bournemouth
The 29-year-old (left) was speaking to talkSPORT about the lack of clarity with his future
Asked about his future, Wilshere said: ‘I’ve actually had a good pre-season. I’ve been training with a club just to keep myself fit. I’m in a good place, physically. I’m 29.
‘I’m waiting for the right opportunity to come up, to be honest.
‘But, having said that, nothing has come up at the minute and there’s nothing happening. I don’t know the answer to that question to be honest.
‘I’m just waiting. I don’t really know how long I can wait, I don’t really want to wait as long as I did last time when I left West Ham in the summer, and then I didn’t get a club until January when I went to Bournemouth.
Wilshere has 34 England caps to his name but his career has taken a turn for the worse recently
‘I don’t really want to wait that long [again]. So, hopefully, something will happen sooner rather than later.’
Wilshere played 18 times for a Bournemouth side who reached the Championship play-offs last season.
He also has 34 England caps to his name but his career has taken a turn for the worse in recent years due to a lack of fitness and numerous injuries.