Jack Wilshere embodies the hopes and dreams of Arsenal fans around the world, so it’s only natural that something like this might freak some of them out.
On Monday, the Arsenal midfielder posted a photo of his young son, Archie Wilshere, wearing a full FC Barcelona uniform. Transfer rumor junkies naturally took this as a sign that the elder Wilshire is thinking about leaving Arsenal for the Spanish club.
Wilshire joined the Arsenal academy as a nine-year-old. He shot through the club’s youth ranks and made his first-team debut in 2008. The 21-year-old is now a cornerstone of the current Arsenal team, and it won’t be long before he dons the captain’s armband.
His status as a leading Arsenal player naturally makes him the subject of interest from Europe’s richest clubs. He was linked with Bayern Munich and Barcelona at times last season, but Arsenal has made it clear that he is not for sale. The new contract he signed in December runs until 2018, so Bayern and Barcelona have a better shot at signing young Archie, 1, than “Jack the Dad.”
Archie Wilshere appears in Barcelona gear below.