Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has admitted that he is gutted to see Jack Wilshere call time on his 17 year association with the North London club.
Parlour was part of the Gunners legendary ‘Invincible’ side that went through the entire 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten, and while he is sad to see Wilshere leave the Emirates, he has backed his decision to move on in search of regular first-team football.
“Jack Wilshere has made a big decision and it was his to make. He met the manager and realised he might have been third or fourth in the pecking order. As a player who has missed so much football, he needs to play,” He told Sky Sports.
“I’m gutted that he’s left because I would love to see him still in an Arsenal shirt, but I’m really pleased he’s gone to a club to play football because there is nothing worse than training hard all week and then sitting in the stands.
“West Ham have got a very good signing there. We always look at his fitness record, but if he can stay fit we all know how good he is. That is what West Ham have to manage now.”