Arsene Wenger tips Jack Wilshere to become Arsenal coach someday

The ongoing season could be Wenger’s last in the dugout as contract extension talks haven’t been held as he enters the final year of his current contract.

With that reality edging closer, speculations as to whom will be next on the Emirates Stadium touchline continue to hold sway.

Wenger himself seems to have an idea as per which one of his current players could take up a coaching role with the Gunners senior team in the near future.

And it’s surprisingly Jack Wilshere. The 24-year-old midfielder is currently away on loan at Bournemouth as his frequent lack of match fitness and a struggle for first team football necessitated the need for a temporary exit.

Despite that, Wenger who wants a new deal and contract extension for the England international hopes he will be able to secure as much as 40 games under his belt this season at the Eddie Howe-led South Coast club.

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And more importantly, return a better and more matured player next summer.

He wants someone who is able to lead the club in a skipper role and probably in a head coach role in the future.

According to the 66-year-old French tactician,

“Jack is a world-class player who will be Arsenal captain — and maybe he will one day be in my seat. He is a real Arsenal man, I see him as the future of this club.”

Wilshere’s career has been constantly hampered by both short and long-term injuries, and he could just follow in the way of his new boss, Howe by hanging the boots early to take up a coaching role.