Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Jack Wilshere has a future with the North London outfit and that the English midfielder could well be the club’s manager one day such is his football knowledge.
The homegrown playmaker is a firm fan favourite but he has been blighted by injuries over recent years.
With a return to fitness, Wilshere has seen his path into the Arsenal first-team blocked by a host of other players, including Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin.
The England international will spend the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Bournemouth, which has led to doubts over what role, if any, he will play at the Emirates Stadium in the future.
Despite this, Wenger has stated that Wilshere has a bright future with Arsenal and is well-and-truly in his plans.
Yes,” Wenger told The Guardian when asked if he could be a future Arsenal captain.
“Certainly, one day, he will be in my seat. He has a real football brain and understands football. It’s in his genes.”
“I see him in the future at this club, of course. He will spend his life in football, he is a football man. He has an eye on everybody – it’s in him. You have that or you haven’t got it, but he is a real football man.”
Wilshere is in line to make his Cherries debut later today as Eddie Howe’s men host West Brom at the Vitality Stadium.