Jack Wilshere has announced that he will leave Arsenal when his contract expires next month.
The midfielder, who has been at the North London outfit for 17 years, confirmed the news in an emotional statement via Instagram.
The 26-year-old admitted that he was left with “little choice” but to seek pastures new following “extensive” talks with new manager Unai Emery.
In the statement, Wilshere admitted that he had agreed a pay cut in order to stay at the Emirates, but after learning that he would have limited game time under Emery, he decided to walk away.
The England international, who failed to earn a spot in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad in Russia, has been linked to numerous Premier League clubs, including West Ham United and Southampton.