Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are gearing up for what they’re expecting to be a quiet month in the red half of North London, but one particular story has caused a bit of a stir this morning.
25-year-old Wilshere surprisingly left Arsenal on Deadline Day back in August, seeking more regular football as he battled back from a wealth of injury problems, but his future at the Emirates Stadium remains in doubt.
Wilshere’s current deal has just 18 months left to run and whilst Arsene Wenger has indicated the England international will get a new contract, the player himself is likely to want first-team assurances before he puts pen to paper.
With Arsenal boasting the likes of Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey amongst their midfield ranks, Wilshere faces a wealth of competition for a starting spot at Arsenal next season and that could force his hand.
Our landlord feels Arsenal won’t sell to a Premier League rival, as it would cause mutiny, but he does believe Wilshere holds the bargaining chip when it comes to his future.
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