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Former England, Arsenal star Jack Wilshere "open" to MLS move

Jack Wilshere at MLS All-Star game press conference, July 26, 2016


Will Jack Wilshere’s next match be in Major League Soccer? The former Arsenal star and England international is a free agent after his contract with West Ham United was terminated on transfer deadline day.

And, according to Sky Sports, Wilshere is looking for a new start in MLS.

“I don’t think I’m too young for the MLS. I think there’s been a big improvement in that league. If the right opportunity came up I’d be open to it,” Wilshere said, while also keeping options open for the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A, among other leagues.

Wilshere, who at 16 became the youngest player to ever debut for Arsenal, said playing in games and getting important minutes is at the top of his wish list in his quest to “prove everyone wrong” after dealing with several injuries over the last few years.

Wilshere has been capped 34 times for England, scoring a pair of goals. His last appearance, though, was in 2016.

Wilshere, who got a brief taste of MLS as a member of the Arsenal side that took part in the 2016 MLS All-Star Game at Earthquakes Stadium, has been mulling a move to North America for more than a year now.