One day Jack Wilshere will be in my seat: Arsene Wenger

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London, Sep 10: Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that England international midfielder Jack Wilshere might become the manager of Arsenal in future. [EPL: Schedule of Game week 4]

Jack Wilshere was sent on a season long loan to English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth, to revive his career. [Arsenal Vs Southampton - Preview]

Arsene Wenger (Image courtesy: Arsenal FC Twitter handle)

The midfielder has been plagued with several injuries throughout his career so far. The talented 24-year-old player was not guaranteed a first team place at the Emirates stadium, thus he was loaned out for more game time.

On Friday (September 9), Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was asked about Wilshere to which he said: "Certainly one day he will be in my seat. He has a real football brain and understands football. You know really, it's in his genes.

"He will spend his life in football. He is a football man, you either have that or you haven't got it.

"I see him in the future at this club. I think he can be a player here. Personally, I hope he stays here for his whole career. He is a real Arsenal man, as well."

Wilshere is set to make his debut for Bournemouth against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday (September 11).

When asked if Wenger would extend Wilshere's contract at Arsenal, the boss said: "I want him to extend, yes. I don't know when, I think around December.

"I am convinced he was hurt by that. We have let him for health reasons. He is not yet completely at his physical level.

"If you look at the number of games he has played recently in the last six months, you cannot be at the competitive level he wants to be.

"I try always to combine the interests of the club and the player. He is an ambitious guy. We have all been his age, wanting to play football but we didn't have his talent.

"You can imagine what he must feel like when he cannot play with everything he can do. It is very frustrating.

"What is at stake for him, is just playing. I hope he plays 40 games this season and comes back here and plays for us."

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