‘I don’t think he gets in Arsenal’: Jack Wilshere’s damning verdict on Spurs signing Richarlison
Ex-Arsenal star Jack Wilshere doesn’t think Spurs’ £60m man Richarlison would be able to get into the Gunners’ first team
The Brazilian bagged 10 goals for a relegation-threatened Everton side and provided five assists last season.
LondonWorld understands that Richarlison underwent his medical in Brazil under the supervision of Tottenham representatives.
He is now penned down to come into London next week for his unveiling, and add to the likes of Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma as fresh signings of the season.
What Jack Wilshere said about the £60m signing of Richarlison
Wilshere admitted that the Brazilian is a good player, but he wasn’t worried about the forward joining Arsenal’s north Londn rivals Spurs.
He told TalkSport: “I think he improves the squad, definitely… he gives them something different.
“I wouldn’t say I’m gutted [he’s not signed for Arsenal].”
But the former midfield maestro said if there’s any manager who can get the best out of Richarlison - it’s Spurs boss Antonio Conte.
“He’s 25, so not young. There comes a point where you’re going to have to turn that potential into something,” Wilshere said.
“But to be fair if any one can do it, it’s Antonio Conte.
“I wouldn’t say I’m devastated as an Arsenal fan but he could be one to watch, he could be really good.
“Yeah but I don’t think he gets in the 11. He’d definitely challenge for it and be a good part of the squad but I don’t think he gets in the 11.
Asked what he would do if Spurs were to win the league, he responded: “I’m moving to Australia if that ever happens!”