Arsenal fans split over Wilshere’s decision to leave following Emery talks

Unai Emery had many tasks to carry out when he became Arsenal manager, and one was the future of Jack Wilshere.

The midfielder has been part of the club fold for the past 17 years, but injury problems have hampered his progress.

After spending the 2016-17 season on loan at Bournemouth, Wilshere eventually forced his way back into contention at the Gunners, but he did not do enough to warrant a regular first-team spot.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday night, the 26-year-old confirmed that he will be leaving Arsenal when his contract expires next month.

Thanks for the memories ๐Ÿ’™

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The England international, who missed out on a place in the squad for the World Cup in Russia, admitted that he felt he had “little choice” but to walk away.

Wilshere revealed that discussions with new boss Emery ultimately led to his decision as he learned that he would not be getting regular first-team action this season.

Plenty of Arsenal fans were keen for the midfielder to stay put, but after the player’s confirmation, some are backing Emery, while others are angry at the coach.