Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will discuss his future at the Emirates Stadium with Arsene Wenger according to the Daily Express with the 25-year-old feeling frustrated at his lack of game time this season.
He’s been a regular in Carabao Cup and Europa League squads but still then has only come off the bench. He’s made two starts for the Gunners so far this campaign.
His injury woes are well known, the England international was still recovering from a broken leg at the beginning of his loan spell at Bournemouth last term. Wilshere made 29 appearances in a decent season for Eddie Howe’s Cherries.
Arsene Wenger has Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil and Francis Coquelin ahead of Wilshere in the pecking order. With a number of clubs interested in the Englishman’s signature and the 2018 World Cup looming, the Stevenage-born man may look elsewhere in January for first team football.
Real Betis and Fenerbache made offers in the summer for the midfielder. Sampdoria also put in a £6 million bid for the England player during the summer transfer window.
West Ham and Chelsea are also reportedly interested in the services of the Arsenal player who looks set to move away from his boyhood club in just over a months time. Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson meanwhile has ruled out making a bid for the player.
Pundit Steve Nicol admitted on Sky Sports that he thinks Jack Wilshere should move to another club in 2018 for his own career, but says he isn’t sure which team he will move to.
Wilshere will also be desperate to make his way back into the England team, having not played since that dreaded 2-1 defeat to Iceland in Euro 2016. He has been out of the international fold for a long time and has seven months to get some regular first team football and make his way into Gareth Southgate’s side.
His lack of matches was well documented for that tournament as Wilshere came into the Euros with only 6 appearances under his belt for Arsenal in the 2015/16 campaign having suffered with injury throughout that season.
Wilshere will want to shake off the stereotype of a player riddled with injuries who doesn’t play very often, maybe a more to another Premier League side or abroad would facilitate that.