While it doesn't seem like Jack Wilshere will move away from the Emirates Stadium anytime soon, one always wonders if the Arsenal star is going to end up going the Steven Gerrard way. Both quality midfielders, both able to enforce themselves against the opposition, both leaders on the pitch.
Gerrard has arguably been the best English central midfielder over the last decade. He has been inspirational for Liverpool right through his career and has led the team like a true captain. He also has had considerable success with Liverpool, winning a number of trophies.
To his credit, Gerrard has been a true example of a one-club player. He has had a number offers come his way over the years from a few of the biggest clubs in the world, but has always pledged that it was either Liverpool or nothing.
However, a player of his quality doesn't have a league title to his name yet, an honour which he would absolutely have deserved. Today though, with Liverpool's current state of affairs, it seems like a distant dream. And it seems hard to believe that one of the best footballers England has ever produced may have to retire from the game without winning England's domestic league title.
A lot has been said about Jack Wilshere ever since he stepped onto the pitch as a teenager. He seems to be a footballer of genuine quality, a master of the pass and someone who can stand his ground and put in a performance even in the most adverse situations for his club.
He has been nothing short of brilliant this season for Arsenal, even as they struggle domestically and in Europe. With admirers all around the world, offers will soon be flooding in for him. A player of his quality would be hungry for trophies not only at the domestic level but also in Europe.
While leaving the Emirates does not seem like an option at the moment, it may very soon come down to the club's ability to strike gold anytime soon. If Arsenal's decline continues, they stand to lose not only a player like Wilshere, but also their other young guns like Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
For Wilshere, only time will tell whether he follows his ambition to win titles with clubs who realistically can win them given the current scenario, or whether he decides to be Arsenal's version of Gerrard and sticks to his club with the hope that maybe one day he will taste domestic success.
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