As reported by Daily Mirror, a brand new offer has been made by Arsenal to midfielder Jack Wilshere in an attempt to keep him at the Emirates. The 26-year-old has been bouncing back and forth in regards to whether or not he’s going to stay, and while we haven’t heard those words come from him directly, it’s been hinted at enough in the media to the point where it’s obvious to see he’s got a bit of a personal dilemma here.
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 are reportedly lining up a summer swoop for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Helder Costa.
The Gunners have joined Premier League champions in race for the £20 million-valued star who has been in impressive form for the Wolves this season.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder netted 12 times for the Championship side and put in a string of brilliant performances. Arsenal and Chelsea have scouted the Portuguese international on a number occasion already.
And Birmingham Mail have quoted Wolves’ managing director Laurie Dalrymple who has refused to rule out the possibility of Costa leaving the Molineaux Stadium this summer.
Arsenal number three ‘keeper Emiliano Martinez looks set to join Championship side Wolves on a season-long loan deal. The 23-year-old is highly-rated by the north London club, but he is being sent out to gain valuable first team experience in the second tier of English football.
The youngster is unlikely to see much first team action at the Emirates with Czech Republic international Petr Cech and Colombian number one blocking his way to the number one jersey at Arsenal.
The competition was so fierce that even former-Gunners number one Wojciech Szczesny had to leave on a season-long loan deal in attempt to play regular football this season.
England Under-21 striker Benik Afobe has left Arsenal on permanent basis, having joined Championship side Wolverhampton for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract at Molineux.
The 21-year-old started the season on loan at MK Dons, where he saw his career take off following a number of disappointing loan spells. Afobe went on to score 19 goals in 30 competitive appearances, and his impressive displays made Wolverhampton manager Kenny Jackett take notice.
Wolves have since agreed an undisclosed transfer fee with Arsenal, with the young forward signing a long-term deal after completing his medical. The talented forward leaves the Gunners after 13 years without making a single Premier League appearance for the club.