Thierry Henry insists Arsenal will overcome the loss of Robin van Persie should he leave the Gunners.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus are all interested in last season's top scorer in the English Premier League.
Henry, whose highly-successful eight-year spell at Arsenal ended in 2007 and resumed with a loan stint in January, insists the club will cope if he leaves.
"We hope he stays and that's the way it is," the Frenchman told
"I don't know exactly what is happening but as an Arsenal fan I want him to stay.
"He is still an Arsenal player and the boss has to deal with it.
"I just want Arsenal to do well. Robin will do what he will do and we'll see.
"When I left, everybody cried, but then the year after they went on a run of being eight points ahead. Everyone comes and goes."
Henry insists Arsenal needs England midfielder
Wilshere is expected to return to action in October after spending the whole of last season on the treatment table.
"He's an Arsenal fan in the first place and you need this type of player around in the dressing room.
"It's not only that he's an Arsenal fan, and not only an Englishman, but he's a good player, it's as simple as that.
"What a shame that he stopped a bit because he was on his way.
"I just wish him all the best that he can come back quick and wear the shirt he loves so much."
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