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Arsenal need to ensure this midfielder stays beyond the summer or they will regret it

Jack Wilshere’s future with Arsenal remains up in the air following his loan stint with Bournemouth this season and, with 18 months remaining on his deal, an exit for a fan-favourite could occur at the end of campaign.

The Gunners risk of losing Wilshere is evident and the England international is still extremely useful at the Emirates Stadium and it’s crucial that Arsene Wenger secures the young midfielder down to a new deal, and hands him the first-team chances he wants.

Had he stayed at Arsenal this season, Wilshere would have seen a fair amount of football – which is shown by the fact that the Gunners currently have just Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin available as midfielders, with Granit Xhaka suspended, Mohamed Elneny away at the African Cup of Nations and Santi Cazorla is still injured.

Moreover, the fact that Cazorla is coming to the end of his career, Ramsey has struggled for consistency and Xhaka enjoys a red card or too, means that Wilshere could become Arsenal’s leading man in midfield and he possesses the creative ability that Cazorla can provide.

If Wilshere was to be sold, the likelihood is that he would remain in the Premier League and the possibility of the midfielder joining a rival is something Arsenal cannot afford to consider – as he will come back to haunt them.

It’s not even like Arsenal have got the best out of Wilshere.

In his years, consistent injury niggles have affected his development but he seems to have got past that at Bournemouth.

Having just turned 25, he has years ahead of him and could still be the player Arsenal need him to be.

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