While it may not seem like it at times, Jack Wilshere a valuable piece of the puzzle at the Emirates. The midfielder’s work rate and passion for the club are attributes that need to be admired, even if people don’t like him as a person. Because of that, the rumours surrounding his impending departure have caused a divide amongst some fans, and this latest rumour isn’t going to do much when it comes to calming those critics who want to see him stay.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere looks set to leave the Emirates on permanent basis at the end of the current campaign, according to reports in England.
The 26-year-old will be out of contract in June, and he seems to have decided to leave the Gunners on a free transfer after spending last 17 years at the club.
Following some impressive performances this season, the England international was offered a new Arsenal contract, however, at reduced terms, and he is highly unlikely to accept the club’s £80,000-per-week proposal.
Arsenal are currently enduring their worst season in a decade in the Premier League. The fact that the Gunners are in the semi-finals of the Europa League should not distract from the state of the squad.
I said at the end of last season that the Gunners needed a squad overhaul. However, veteran boss Arsene Wenger hung on to his job after winning the FA Cup. With just one year left on his contract, I like many believe he should leave the club this summer.
Much like the professional wrestling post, this one isn’t going to be popular among the masses, but alas, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. The Gunners’ first team is stacked to the rafters with world class talent, and because of that, it’s not hard to imagine them succeeding elsewhere. They’re healthy, they’re agile, and they have an athletic prowess which very few possess in other sports.
It may sound a little bit ridiculous and on the face of it, we completely agree, but we’ve picked out three names who could legitimately cause a stir in mixed martial arts. Of course, there’s just as much of a chance that they’d get sparked out within two minutes, but isn’t that the beauty of the fight game?
Arsenal fans out there will be happy to know that justice has been served, as BBC Sport reports that midfielder Mohamed Elneny’s red card has been overturned following an appeal.
In what is probably one of the quickest returns from an appeal in Premier League history, the Premier League confirmed that the Egyptian’s dismissal was “wrong” for what was judged to be violent conduct. The 25-year-old was sent to a not so early shower in injury time, with the incident stemming from a confrontation with Southampton defender Cedric.
By all accounts, Jack Wilshere is quite a controversial figure. He divides opinion among both Arsenal supporters and casual fans, mainly because of how often he finds himself in the spotlight – whether that’s due to injuries or off the pitch circumstances. Regardless of that, however, he’s an extremely talented midfielder on his day, which is one of the many reasons why Arsenal Football Club want to keep hold of him for as long as they possibly can.
According to the Daily Star, Everton are the favourites to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer. The Toffees are reportedly willing to offer the midfielder a contract worth £90,000 per week.
The central midfielder has just a few months left on his contract at Arsenal. The England international has been offered new terms in north London. However, reportedly he would have to take a 25 per cent wage cut to stay at Arsenal, his preferred summer option.
Been in decent form
Wilshere has been in decent form in recent months, showing glimpses of the sort of play that made him one of the most highly regarded young midfielders in Europe during his younger years.
Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette and Jack Wilshere are all in a battle against time in order to be fit for the clash with Stoke City on Sunday, according to The Sentinel.
Both Ramsey and Lacazette have returned to full training and are likely to make the cut, and the club are hopeful they will be joined by Wilshere.
Jack Wilshere has been left out of the England squad for the upcoming friendly fixture against Holland that is being played on Friday, the Mirror have reported.
After he had recalled the midfielder to the national team, Gareth Southgate was forced to take him out again due to a knee problem. Explaining the situation, the England manager said Wilshere felt some tendinopathy in his knee, though not too serious. He and his staff are hoping the Arsenal man will be available to face Italy on Tuesday. He also explained that the problem is something Wilshere has been managing for a long time, not anything new to him, but he also stressed that he had trained well during the week.
Jack Wilshere has been linked with a move away from the Emirates for a while now, and unfortunately for Gunners fans who want to see him stay, it’s starting to look more and more likely that he’ll be making the switch elsewhere this summer.
It’s clear to see that this decision falls squarely on the shoulders of manager Arsene Wenger, as should always be the case. However, given that he’s probably going to be leaving his post in the next twelve to fifteen months or so, should he be allowed to make such everlasting decisions?
Stay or go?