Jack Wilshere, who still looks odd in a West Ham kit, says he’s looking forward to returning to Arsenal when his new club face the Gunners on Saturday afternoon.
The midfielder ended his 17 year association with the club this summer when his contract expired and, after consultation with new boss Unai Emery, realised he wasn’t going to play as much as he would have liked.
He stayed in London with a move to the London Stadium, and it’s an early season visit to his old hunting grounds during which he wants to show the decision makers at Arsenal they were wrong to let him go.
“I’ve got to try and block all the emotion out,” he said.
“First of all, I’ve got to concentrate on football and I quite fancy our chances. I obviously know them really well.
“They’ve got a new manager, but I know the players, so hopefully it’ll be a good time to play them.
“It’ll be a strange one for me as I was never able to go there and play when I went out on loan as you can play against your parent club, but it’s one I’m looking forward to.
“It’s down to me to prove a point to Arsenal that they were wrong to get rid of me.”
While everyone wishes him well in general, let’s hope the curse of the former player isn’t in play this weekend.