Former Arsenal and England national team player who is now without a club, Jack Wilshere, trains with a team participating in the Italian League Serie B, Como 1907. Como 1907 is a club owned by Indonesian businessmen, Budi and Bambang Hartono, who are also known as the owners of the Djarum Group.
Budi and Bambang Hartono bought Como 1907 through a company called SENT Entertainment since early April 2019. Calcio e Finanza wrote, SENT Entertainment is a company under the control of the Djarum Group and headquartered in London, England.
After the purchase of the club by Budi and Bambang Hartono, Como 1907 achieved success by winning Serie C, the third tier of the Italian League, for the 2020-2021 season. This achievement then led Como 1907 to be promoted to the Italian League Serie B in the 2021-2022 season.
In the midst of his journey through the Italian League Serie B, Como 1907 had the arrival of a player who had shone in the sparkling Premier League, Jack Wilshere. The arrival of Jack Wilshere to Como 1907 was known through several uploads on the club’s social media accounts on Wednesday (1/9/2021).
In the upload, Jack Wilshere appears to have attended a training session with Como 1907. Meanwhile, in another upload, there is a brief interview that Jack Wilshere underwent with the club media team.
During the brief interview, Jack Wilshere explained the chronology of his being able to land in Italy and train with Como 1907. Jack Wilshere revealed that previously he received an invitation from a former English footballer who now has a hand in the 1907 Como journey, Dennis Wise.
“Thank you, I’m happy to be here,” said Jack Wilshere when he received a welcome from the Como 1907 media team. .
He knows the situation I’m in, it’s difficult to train alone.” “Dennis was very nice to have invited me here, to beautiful Como, and coached me. So here I am now,” said Wilshere.
For Wilshere, the invitation from Dennis Wise was invaluable given his uncertain career. Wilshere is now without a club after the last time he was listed as a player in the English Premier League’s second tier team, Bournemouth, at the end of last July.
He had to train alone all summer so the invitation from Dennis Wise was a golden opportunity for the 29-year-old. On his trip to Italy, Wilshere also spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
He said his career in England had ended because of injuries that continued to hit. Wilshere admitted that he would be happy to accept an offer if an Italian club was willing to give him a chance.
“I had a career and some great moments, but my time in England is over,” Wilshere said, quoted by Football Italia.
“I have a bad reputation there because of injuries. I am looking for new challenges, people who believe in me, and other opportunities to prove what I can do,” said Wilshere again.
“I would be happy to join an Italian club if given the opportunity. The experience at Como is a positive thing. I think I will adapt quickly,” said the winner of two FA Cups and a Community Shield with Arsenal.
Wilshere’s statement also explained that the 1907 Como training was only a place for him to gain experience.
Football Italia wrote, Wilshere could not join Como 1907 because Serie B did not allow his club to recruit non-EU players who had never worked in Italy. In this case, Wilshere is a non-EU player under the rules that apply after Brexit.