It’s quite the fall from grace for Jack Wilshere.

Just wo seasons ago, despite an injury record as long as Per Mertesacker’s arm, Jack would have walked into England’s team.

His man of the match performances for his country at the base of a diamond midfield were enough to see him still labelled as the most talented amongst the many.

Now, the likes of Jordan Henderson get in ahead of our midfield man, and he is at the end of a contract that none of us know will be renewed.

Jack has an offer on the table at Arsenal, but Jack must be aware that if he signs and stays at the club he loves, his place in the team, never mind his international prospects, could well be limited.

Unai Emery is seemingly in the market for another central midfielder, to back up the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny. That is an awful lot of men ahead of Jack for a starting slot.

Perhaps he could move into the attacking quartet of a 4-2-3-1 formation, a setup that Emery favours?

Well, it isn’t much better there, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ramsey again ahead of him, as well as Alex Iwobi and perhaps even Reiss Nelson, given his vast promise.

Jack needs assurances that we can’t give him, and it is he that now needs to give his club the assurances that he can lift himself to be the player we know he can be.

His loan spell at Bournemouth was meant to be the start, leading the Cherries with his own inimitable blend of skill. Instead, by the end of the season he had been left on the bench and then injured again.

Last season was when he began to fight back, and from a bit-part role he came back into the team. Unfortunately, he lost his way and by the end of the season, his touch and form had deserted him.

Now he is unsure of his role at the club, and there may well be other interested parties who are promising him much more than Arsenal are.

Jack could stay, fight and win us over by applying himself entirely to this new Arsenal project, cementing himself as a true Arsenal stalwart.

Or he could leave.

By this summer end , we’ll know - and so will Jack.