Jack Wilshere can be Arsenal manager in the future, insists Arsene Wenger

ARSENE WENGER has tipped Jack Wilshere to be a future Arsenal MANAGER.

The Gunners chief said: “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.

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Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere could one day be the manager of Arsenal
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“He will spend his life in football because he has a real football brain and understands the game so well.

“He has an eye on everybody, it’s in his genes.”

Midfielder Wilshere, 24, is currently on a season-long loan to Bournemouth.

But Wenger also revealed he wants the injury-prone England star to sign a new deal at the Emirates.

Frenchman Wenger, 66, added: “I want Jack to extend his contract even though he is away from us at the moment — and I think around December we will look to get something done.”

Wenger sent Wilshere to the South Coast to get more game time, with instructions to GROW UP as well as get fit.

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Will the current Bournemouth loanee fancy the Arsenal gig as boss?
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It could soon be Jack Wilshere calling the shots and not Arsene Wenger
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Jack Wilshere could be the manager who brings silverware to the Emirates on a regular basis
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But Wenger insists Wilshere, who has regularly hit the headlines for off-field antics, still has a big future at Arsenal.

Wenger also claimed it was the pain of being axed by England boss Sam Allardyce which drove Wilshere to ask to leave on loan.

He said: “Jack was hurt by that. I am convinced the fact Allardyce said he doesn’t pick him because he doesn’t play at the moment played a part in his decision.

“My hope is Jack plays 40 games for Bournemouth then comes back to Arsenal.”

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