Jack Wilshere nears Arsenal return as Arteta opens doors
Arsenal's forgotten star, Jack Wilshere, has expressed optimism over a possible return to the Emirates as he searches for a new club.
This comes after the Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, opened the club's door to his former midfield partner who has been clubless since leaving Bournemouth at the end of last season.
According to UK Mirror, Arteta last week invited the former England international to return to the club to train.
"[He is] someone that I know, that I shared dressing rooms with and is so loved by everyone here. Our doors are always open," Arteta said of the 29-year-old who recently spent time training with Serie B side Como.
Reacting to the invite, Wilshere who partnered Arteta over two seasons as they both lifted the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015 told Sky Sports of his intentions to accept the offer.
"I really enjoyed playing with him, sharing a dressing room with him.
"To hear him come out and say the door is always open is nice.
"I think that it can only help me. As you said, being around good players, training with world-class players and, as well, just being in a team environment is something that I am interested in.
"I am sure that I will have a conversation with someone at the club over the next couple of days."