Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has spoken of his loyalty to the club, and stated that he has no plans to leave North London.
The playmaker, who is currently on the sidelines due to an ankle injury, has been linked with a transfer to Manchester City afterSamir Nasri and Gael Clichy’s summer moves to the Etihad Stadium.
Despite this, the England international has spoke of his desire to stay at The Emirates.
“No disrespect to Manchester City but Arsenal is the perfect home for me right now,” he told Mirror Football.
“Some players have got their price, but to be honest that’s not the way I look at the game. All I think about is playing at the highest level and in the top competitions, so I can measure myself against the best in the world.
“I really am happy at Arsenal at the minute. Obviously I want to win things [but] I want to do it with Arsenal. I have been at Arsenal since I was nine and I have grown to love the club.
“There are players there who have been there as long as me and I think we are starting to build something special there with the likes of Emmanuel Frimpong and players I have seen in the youth teams coming through. In a couple of years, they’ll be big players for us.
“Obviously I want to play in the Champions League and that is the aim for Arsenal and everyone at the club. We’ve started a bit slowly but we still feel we can finish in the top four,” he stated.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has come under-fire in the press, which Wilshere feels is unwarranted and unfair.
“We do get a harder time from the critics than most teams, but we haven’t won anything for six years and that’s not good enough for Arsenal.
“It is harsh, though, especially on the boss. He has been there for 15 years and been great for Arsenal. The criticism Arsene gets is a joke,” he concluded.
Wilshere is expected to be out of action for another couple of months, with a strict rehabilitation process underway in his search for fitness.
Gareth McKnight for FootballFanCast.com