Jack Wilshere is apparently still angry at Arsene Wenger for sending him out on loan last season, despite the fact that Jack admitted he was the one that wanted the loan move in the first place.
It will come as no surprise to you that the claims originated in the S*n on Sunday, who, along with others, are claiming that Wilshere is prepared to leave Arsenal at the end of the season for free.
Contract talks, we’re told, have stalled and that’s down to one thing apparently – Jack Wilshere’s anger at Arsene Wenger for sending him on loan.
Let’s take a look at that, shall we?
It won’t take long…
Here’s what the S*n are claiming, a story that has now been picked up by the other redtops:
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly certain we spent the summer of 2016 listening to stories about how brave Jack was to go out on loan. I don’t remember anything about Wenger forcing him out of the club, rather, Wenger couldn’t assure him of the minutes he wanted and he opted to find them elsewhere.
Speaking in November, after the loan move, Jack was very clear about his reasons for leaving. “It was for myself, for my head,” the 24-year-old said. “I wanted to get back playing week-in, week-out, being involved in the Premier League.
“I have missed a lot of football and I missed the fight of the Premier League, being involved in big games and making a difference for a team. I wanted to feel that again and almost fall back in love with the game.
“When you are injured, and you’re injured for a while, it is hard. You have to go to the training ground and go and watch everyone go out a play, go to the Emirates and watch them play. It was difficult. I felt like I needed it for myself.”
It’s almost as if they just make it up as they go along, eh?