Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Saturday, October 10.
Jack Wilshere opens up about ‘father figure’ Arsene Wenger
Ex- Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed how former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was a father figure to him during his early career at the Emirates Stadium.
The England international, who spent 17 years at Arsenal after arriving as a nine-year old in 2001, made 197 Gunners appearances in all competitions before joining West Ham in 2018.
However, as a constant stream of injuries damaged his later Arsenal career, Wilshere has thanked Wenger for his guiding hand during difficult times
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“I don’t want to say he was like my dad because he wasn’t my dad and my dad would probably be annoyed – but he was almost like that father figure,” Wilshere told TalkSPORT .
“Even now, when I was going through all this with West Ham, I picked up the phone and spoke to him, asked for his advice.
“He’s just that guy for me in football, almost like the godfather of football where I just listen to his advice and straight away I am like ‘I need to follow his advice’.
Jack Wilshire has spoken about his excellent relationship with former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger
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“He’s guided me through tough times from a young player to a senior player at Arsenal. He was unreal for me.”
Wilshere is currently a free agent after his contract with the Hammers was terminated last week.
Championship trio eye William Saliba loan switch
Three Championship clubs are rumoured to be considering a season-long loan move for Gunners defender William Saliba before the EFL transfer window closes on October 16.
The 19-year-old agreed to join Arsenal from Saint-Etienne in July 2019, but the club opted to immediately loan him back to the French…