Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has ruled out the possibility of Jack Wilshere making a return to the club.
Wilshere left Arsenal in 2018 and is now a free agent after stints with Bournemouth and West Ham United.
“We are in conversations with Jack to understand as well what he needs what he’s looking for,” Arteta told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley.
When asked if Wilshere could return to Arsenal as a contracted player, however, Arteta responded: “I wouldn’t take it that far.”
The 29-year-old – who also trained with Serie B side Como over the summer – scored 14 goals and assisted 30 more in 198 appearances for Arsenal, but he was blighted by injuries during his time at the club.