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Wilshere to be subjected to Cesc & Henry like transfer saga by Barcelona?

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If the debacle against Blackburn Rovers and the spectre of an eighth trophy less seasons were not enough for Arsene Wenger to spend sleepless nights, additional impetus has been provided to Wenger’s woes in the form of Dani Alves.

Arsenal v Swansea Jack Wilshere2 2887062 e1361294060952 Wilshere to be subjected to Cesc & Henry like transfer saga by Barcelona?

After Cesc and Henry, is Wilshere also going to end up Nou Camp?

The Barcelona right back, in an interview to The Telegraph, urged Arsenal midfield supremo Jack Wilshere to make a well-timed move to the La Liga club and carve out a successful career like Xavi and Andres Iniesta. He said:

“He has a lot of quality and a great personality. If I was given the chance to choose, he is a player that I would sign for Barcelona.”

It is not a new phenomenon for Barcelona players to rock the boat at the Emirates by luring players from the Premier League to join the force at the Nou Camp. Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song have been the big names to defect to Catalunya after much pushing and prodding from Barcelona players and fans.

Players reaching their potential and defecting Arsenal have also been a recurring theme since the past decade with players leaving Arsenal wining 53 trophies collectively in last eight years compared to those who chose to stay with the North London club.

Wilshere only made his comeback to top-flight football in September 2012 after a 14-month spell in the side-lines due to ankle injury. His comeback in the number 10 shirt (which was vacated by Robin Van Persie) has been nothing less than impressive.

The midfielder is serving as a potent force in a free attacking role as well as in a withdrawn role in the midfield.

The England international is tied to Arsenal till 2018, a contract that he signed couple of months back.

At this juncture, it might be too soon for him to jump ship, but if such words of praise come flowing from the players of arguably the best football team in the world, it would serve as big test for the 21-year-old’s unflinching loyalty to his club.

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Comments (5)

  1. Yeah right.

    Dani Alves was just proselytizing, just like he has been doing with Neymar a lot (though Neymar will probably go to Barca, unlike Wilshere).

    Also Wilshere’s talked about his loyalty and ambitions for Arsenal since he broke into the 1st team. Everyone else who ‘defected’ were guys who hadn’t spent the majority of their youth dev at Arsenal.

  2. Wilshere is stil a developing career. I think he should remain at the emirates to acquire more skills and experience,before thinking of joining super BARCELONA

    • It is not a super Barcelona but just a trophy buying club. It was exposed by AC Millan Champeons league.They have in most times benefitted on favours from referees. I can support my statement.

  3. Yeah you are right but i am seeing wilshere coming to camp nou in the future.
    http://www.justgoals.blogspot.com/2013/02/athletico-bilbao-defender-fernando.html

  4. I strongly advise Jack Welshere not to go to Bacelona FC basing on what has happened to his former team mates . Looking at Song , Henry,Helb all were pushed back in their carreer after joining Bacelona. SONG is just warming the bench at BACA fc and after wards will be dumped to one of the small teams yet he had the pontentail of being the world’s best Mid fielder. Let Jack stay at asernal and develop his carreer. In my veiw it only a short time Baca went off the stage . They are already out of the campions league . I have no respect for ateam that just buys trophies through robbing the other teams of up coming players. I put it the category of Man. City , chelesea and Real Madrid.