Twitter reacts as Arsenal fans bid farewell to Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere has confirmed that he will be leaving the Gunners once his contract ends this summer. The midfielder posted a tribute video of his journey at the club and it was made known that he would be joining another team next season.
The English international was left out of Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad and has been posting cryptic messages with regards to his future. Throughout his Arsenal career, he battled with numerous injuries.
Since rising through the ranks to join the North London club in 2008, Wilshere accumulated just 198 appearances.
In Arsene Wenger's last season together with him, the French manager saw Wilshere's improvement in terms of fitness and consistently provided him with game-time.
Recent talks held with new manager Unai Emery have revealed that the 26-year-old is set to have less game-time next season. In a bid to play more frequently, Wilshere has decided to join another club.
As of now, Crystal Palace and Everton look keen on signing the Arsenal man on a free transfer. A number of English Premier League clubs will battle it out for his signature, but Wilshere's priority has always been being able to play every single week.
With his departure, Aaron Ramsey is set for a bigger role next season. The Welsh midfielder's contract expires a year later. However, he is now set to take on a bigger role on the pitch and in the club.
Rumors have pointed out that Ramsey could be given the captain armband if he stays at the club. Supporters are calling for the 27-year-old to be awarded the captaincy.
It was certainly a mixed day for the Gunners who welcomed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and now, they face the news that Wilshere will be departing the club.
The Arsenal fans are feeling low after hearing the news but this is what most have expected. Here was how they reacted on Twitter.