Saturday, 7 July 2018

The Change Jack Wilshere Exit Has Caused at Arsenal

The revolution is come. Numerous changes are still on-going at Arsenal: player and staff departures and arrival of new ones, slight change in the approach to transfers and on this very one, a switch in shirt number.

We have heard a lot of talk on Mesut Ozil wanting the No. 10 shirt so badly. I still remember seeing this trend on Twitter early last year. It was all about speculation at that time but right now, it has come to reality.

Jack Wilshere is no longer an Arsenal player. The English international saw out his contract at the Emirates Stadium last month and is on his way to a new challenge at West Ham United as we are made to believe.

The London outfit will according to reports from top news sources complete a move as soon as all fitness tests have been conducted. Wilshere's career has been so far plagued by incessant injuries, one major reason why he spent more time in the treatment room than he did on the pitch while under Arsene Wenger, and for this reason, his prospective employers want to get an assurance (the Davido type) on his health, they want to be sure that he has put behind the unpleasant trend that has characterised his career so far. A conclusion should be made on that soon and if all goes well, an announcement should follow almost immediately.

Okay, back to our main topic. The talk about Jack isn't a total digression from the main topic but was meant to complement it since he has a link with it. Wilshere, the gentleman who has been at Arsenal since age eight or thereabout last wore the number 10 shirt which has now been taken by the Assist King himself, Mesut Ozil. What this means is that you will no longer see him putting on the number 11 jersey from the start of the 2018/19 season.

The club confirmed this while also imploring fans who have already acquired the player’s number 11 shirt not to panic as they will get a replacement.

Ozil is yet to resume training with his colleagues as he is still on holiday. He participated in Germany's World Cup outing in Russia before they got knocked out in the group stage and as such has an extended vacation. He is expected to return on the day Arsenal will travel to Asia for their pre-season tour in Singapore.
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