Arsenal supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in the last week or so after seeing their team reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League courtesy of a 5-1 aggregate success over AC Milan in the last 16.
Arsene Wenger’s men held a commanding 2-0 advantage over the Italian giants going into last Thursday’s return leg at the Emirates Stadium, although they were made to sweat as Hakan Calhanoglu gave Gennaro Gattuso’s side the lead in North London. However, the Gunners responded well through a brace from Danny Welbeck and Granit Xhaka’s third goal of the campaign to book their place in the last eight, where they will face CSKA Moscow next month.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Arsenal fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are daring to dream about possible Europa League glory this season, which in turn would secure them a spot in the next term’s Champions League.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Gunners supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that midfielder Jack Wilshere is indeed set to leave the club at the expiration of his contract this summer.
The 26-year-old came up through the ranks at the North London giants and has since gone on to make 191 senior appearances for the Gunners, with recurrent injury problems restricting that tally quite significantly.
And it appears that those injury concerns are having a key say in Arsenal’s reported contract offer, with recent reports suggesting that the Gunners are ‘refusing to budge’ on such offer, thus leaving Wilshere with the prospect of having to leave the Emirates come the end of the season.
And were the England international to indeed end his lengthy spell at Arsenal this summer, here are TWO other stars who will surely follow him out of the exit door…
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