Stewart Robson has hit out at Arsenal over their treatment of Jack Wilshere, who has announced he’s leaving the club on a free transfer this summer.
Wilshere noted that conversations with new manager Unai Emery have not gone as well as he’d hoped, and that while he wishes the club and their new manager well, it’s time to move on.
Robson made it clear he wasn’t happy with that, and noted that Wilshere has been treated badly by Arsenal.
He spoke to ESPN and said: “There’s talk of West Ham, there’s talk of Southampton.
“It’s a shame because he was a very, very good player.
“He’s had lots of injuries, I don’t think he looked after himself particularly well, I don’t think the club looked after him particularly well.
“I know that they didn’t look after him particularly well, both on the medical side and in terms of teaching him the game.
“When he played for England under (Roy) Hodgson and he played as the holding midfield player, he looked a far better player than he ever did when he was playing for Arsenal because he was given a role and he was disciplined.
“He was a good footballer, he’s got great talent but he doesn’t read the game.
“He doesn’t understand how to defend and he doesn’t make the right decisions.
“It’s the best thing for him to get away.”
Wilshere will of course now have to look for a new club, and it seems that a move to another club in the Premier League could well be on the cards, with several clubs keen on the player.
The one thing Wilshere himself has made very clear is that he wants to be playing more football, and hopes that will get him back into the England side – and he also noted that money wasn’t his priority, and would have penned a new deal with Arsenal for less money had he been guaranteed game time.