England player, Jack Wilshere has come out to say that he was very reluctant to join Arsenal when he received an offer from the club.
Jack recently revealed that the move felt strange and this led to his lack of interest, but he eventually made up his mind to join.
According to him, after pondering on it for sometime, he simply had the conviction within him to take the big step and the rest they say, is history.
He added that his father wanted him to sign for the Gunners but he did not pressurize him in any way at the time.
His words, “I was playing for Luton and we were playing against Barnet and the ref was actually scouting for Arsenal,”
“He came up to my dad afterwards and told him he wanted me to come along. He didn’t even say it was a trial. He just wanted to sign me for Arsenal.
“It was strange because there must have been some sort of transfer window where that sort of thing could happen but, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t want to go.
“I was 15 minutes from Luton to get to London every day. My dad with his job he would have to finish work early.
“My dad didn’t put any pressure on me but at the time. I didn’t know what to do. I remember it so clearly, I was nine and I was in the park with my mate.
“My dad pulled up in his little red van and said: ‘This is your last day you’ve got to make a decision’.
“I said to my mate: ‘F*ck it. I’m going to Arsenal’, and the rest is history. Fair play to my dad because we didn’t have much as a kid, he was a plumber.
“He used to finish work at 4pm, then we’d be out the door and it would take an hour to get to London from where I lived and that was like three times a week from when I was 10.”