Jack Wilshere has admitted retirement has crossed his mind, but feels he could continue his career abroad in 2022.
The former England international is currently a free agent following his release from Bournemouth in the summer, and is keeping up his fitness levels at his old club Arsenal.
A contract at Arsenal is not on the cards, and he has also been doing some coaching at the club as he prepares for when his playing days are over.
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Injuries have ravaged Wilshere’s career, and he feels his reputation is counting against him - prompting him to consider a move abroad.
"I have to think about it," he told the BBC when asked about the possibility of retirement. "That is why I am doing the coaching. I have been forced into doing it a little bit but I am grateful for the opportunity."
Despite struggling to get his playing career back up and running, Wilshere feels he still has the talent to remain in the game.
"I 100% think I can still play," he said.
I don't care what people say or write or what they say on social media. I am an honest guy. If I didn't think I could, I would be the first to say 'enough, I am going to do something else'.
"But I am almost at the point where I think something different, abroad, might be beneficial to me."
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