Jack Wilshere has an agreement with Arsenal until January, which will involve him providing some coaching for the u23s.

Jack Wilshere in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Jack Wilshere in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal recently confirmed that Jack Wilshere is back at London Colney, with the club helping the player to prepare and train for his next step while he does his coaching badges.

Speaking to the club website, Mikel Arteta explained that we shouldn’t expect anything more than that from Wilshere’s return to the club, but he’ll hopefully be able to impart his experiences on Arsenal’s younger players.

Wilshere has since clarified that he has an agreement with the club until January, and he’s been attending some of the academy games so he’s prepared to help coach them as well.

“It is just until January,” Wilshere said. “I’m just focused on getting as fit as I can, training as much as I can and being around good players again and learning from them and the manager and see where I am in January.

“I’ve been to a couple of Under-23 games because I’m going to start helping them and coaching them and the best way to get to know players is to go and watch them play in games and learn about them.”

Wilshere has been spotted at a couple of youth games over the last week, travelling to Bournemouth and Newport to watch fixtures in the Premier League Cup and the EFL Trophy.

Jack Wilshere at Arsenal's u23 game against Bournemouth (Photo via Chris Wheatley on Twitter)
Jack Wilshere at Arsenal’s u23 game against Bournemouth (Photo via Chris Wheatley on Twitter)

But primarily, Wilshere is still hoping to get fit enough to start playing again.

“[Coaching] is certainly something I enjoy and maybe something to look at in the future but for now I still want to play,” Wilshere added.

“I feel like I still have a lot to give and something to prove which is why I don’t want to finish playing now and start a coaching career just yet.”

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