Mikel Arteta speaks out on Jack Wilshere’s possible Arsenal return

Mikel Arteta has been urged to re-sign Jack Wilshere for Arsenal (Getty)

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have not explored the possibility of re-signing Jack Wilshere on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old is currently a free agent after leaving West Ham in the summer.

Earlier this week, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent, who is also an Arsenal fan, urged the Gunners to bring Wilshere back to the Emirates Stadium.

Wilshere, meanwhile, has said that it would be a ‘dream’ to return to Arsenal having come through their academy.

And Arteta, who won two FA Cup trophies with Wilshere during their time together at Arsenal, has refused to rule out a move.

‘We haven’t analysed that situation,’ said Arteta.

Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta won two FA Cup trophies together at Arsenal (Getty)

‘What I can tell you about Jack is what I’ve said in the past, as a player, as a teammate and as a person I rate him really, really highly.

‘Unfortunately, at the moment we haven’t looked at that.

‘We are focused on the players we have and we’re trying to do the best we can with them.’

Arsenal have been linked with Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge (AFP via Getty)

Arteta also distanced Arsenal from a move for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge, who worked with the Gunners’ assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg at Belgian side Genk.

‘That’s probably why [there are links] because Albert knows him really well,’ said Arteta.

‘He’s a player he liked but we haven’t shown any interest in the player.

‘He’s a Sheffield United player and we haven’t done anything at all.’

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