Rio Ferdinand: Gunners can't sell Jack Wilshere - he's Mr Arsenal!

Rio Ferdinand

The former England defender feels the north London side cannot even think about selling the 23-year-old.

Rio Ferdinand feels there is no way Arsenal can sell Jack Wilshere, according to the Rio Ferdinand Presents #5 Magazine Youtube channel.

Indeed, the former England defender presented a show called 'Ferdy's Footy Rumours' and discussed names from Sergio Ramos to Harry Kane.

And he expressed a very firm stance on the future of Arsenal midfielder Wilshere.

Indeed, the 36-year-old feels the midfielder is 'Mr Arsenal' and can't at any point be sold. Ferdinand says Gunners supporters would 'pull the place down' if the 23-year-old left the Emirates Stadium.

Pausing and speaking as though in disbelief (!) Ferdinand said on behalf of his magazine on Youtube:

"Arsenal can't sell him... They can't sell him. That's Mr Arsenal right there. He is Arsenal, he is living and breathing Arsenal. He doesn't want to leave. Fans will pull the place down."

The Wilshere conundrum

The former defender's view, of course, is one shared by many. Wilshere - even through his anti-Tottenham antics - is a firm fan favourite among the Gunners faithful.

But, by staying at Arsenal all his career, the midfielder won't exactly enjoy a Steven Gerrard or Ryan Giggsesque reputation. When the north London side are at their best, Wilshere is often out of the side. His injury troubles also mean he is out of the side even when they need him (although that is unrelated to any transfer talk).

Do you agree with Ferdinand, then, or is the young playmaker actually dispensable for Arsenal?

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