Jack Wilshere's Arsenal exit is massive point in his career, says Ryan Mason
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 20/06/18 1:38pm
Jack Wilshere is at a "massive point in his career" and needs to pick the "right club" after announcing he is to leave Arsenal, says Ryan Mason.
The 26-year-old revealed on Tuesday he had decided to leave the Gunners following a meeting with Unai Emery.
The new Arsenal manager told Wilshere his game-time at the Emirates would be reduced following Arsene Wenger's departure, prompting the midfielder to decide to leave when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Former Tottenham and England midfielder Mason said: "From Jack's point of view, it's a massive point in his career where he can get back to his best.
"Reading his comments, it's something he felt he had to do. He's obviously not got the reassurance from the manager that he would have liked.
"I'm sure the Arsenal fans will be very disappointed because Jack's an Arsenal man. You can tell he loves playing for that football club.
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"I think it's important to have English players at your club who care about your club, because of the connection between the players and fans."
Sky sources understand a number of clubs in the Premier League and abroad are keen on Wilshere, and Mason says signing him would not be a risk.
"He's a free agent, he's out of contract, so from a club's point of view I don't think it's much of a risk", said Mason.
"I know he's had injuries, but in the last couple of seasons he's put together some games. For Jack it's just about getting back to his best and getting games.
"When you spend such a long time out injured, it does take a long time to get back to match fitness."
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