Jack Wilshere has named Arsenal technical director and former player Edu Gaspar as a key figure in his return to London Colney.
In an interview with Goal, the 29-year-old midfielder claimed that the ex-Brazilian international was involved in helping Wilshere return to the north London club. The former Arsenal star has been at the training ground in recent weeks to work on his fitness.
Wilshere has been without a club since the summer. And the former England international is eager to return to first-team football in some capacity. Whilst returning to the pitch for Arsenal seems unlikely, the club are doing everything they can to assist the midfielder.
And the former Emirates Stadium hero named Mikel Arteta and Edu as two key figures in bringing him back to Arsenal for training. As well as working on his coaching badges.
Wilshere said: “Mikel was brilliant. He was easy to talk to, he listened and he asked me what I needed from the club. It wasn’t just Mikel, though, Edu was there as well.
The former West Ham star added: “Everyone in the club has been great. They reached out to me to see what they could do and they followed through with it as well.”
Arsenal loyalty could help Wilshere return to action
With Wilshere back at Arsenal, the midfielder is in the perfect environment to work on his fitness and to find a new club that he can call home. Training every day with both the senior team and U-23s will be key for the 29-year-old returning to the player he once was.
And from the sound of things, Arteta and Edu are both keen on getting Wilshere back on track. The midfielder remains a fan favourite at the Emirates. And the club’s loyalty to the playmaker could be repaid if he finds a new club soon.