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Jack Wilshere leaves Danish Superliga club

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has left Danish Superliga club, Aarhus GF, on mutual consent after five months in Ceres Park.

The former England international joined the club in February and played 14 games for the club last season after being out of the club since he was released by Bournemouth last summer.

To keep fit, the 30-year-old trained with Arsenal and Italian club Como before he was offered a contract with the Danish Superliga side five months ago.

However, the player and the club have parted ways in what is understood to be the best interest of both parties.

Wilshere’s footballing career has been threatened with injuries intermittently, with the midfielder making 302 club appearances, prodding in 20 goals coupled with 43 assists in his career.

In a statement to call it off with Aarhus GF, Wilshere appreciated the fans for their support and love despite the results they needed were not forthcoming.

He said, “My time at [Aarhus GF] has come to an end. Myself and the club have mutually agreed it’s best for me to move on.

“I would like to thank everybody at AGF for the support and confidence they gave me from day 1.

“The club showed trust in me that not many others were willing to give. Although results were hard to come by the fans’ support of me and the team was unbelievable.

“Thank you guys for welcoming me into your club and city. I wish you all the best in the future. Personally, I am considering all of my options,” Wilshere added.

The club, however, has released a statement to that effect commending the former England international whose contract with the Danish Superliga club ended in June.

The club further added that it was in the best interest of both parties to discontinue the talks over a possible contract renewal of Wilshere.

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“AGF and Jack Wilshere have agreed not to extend the partnership,” the club said.

“In the spring, AGF benefited from Jack Wilshere’s great footballing and human qualities on a deal that expired at the end of June.

“There has subsequently been a dialogue on continuing the cooperation, but after careful consideration, the parties have jointly come to the conclusion that the agreement will not be extended,” the club added.

Wilshere, before he joined Aarhus GF, played 44 games for Bournemouth where he provided three assists while scoring two goals in the last two seasons.

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