With four days remaining until the official opening day of the transfer window everyone is waiting for a flurry of big money bids for so-called “home-grown” players to fulfil the new FA regulations. From the start of next season every Premiership team must have at least 8 HG players in their squads.
Man City are in the horrendous position of only having 3 at this moment in time, so they will be getting their big fat cheque book out and start enticing other clubs to sell them their best Englishman. Obviously one of their main targets will be Raheem Sterling, but another one of Pelligrini’s favourites is our very own Jack Wilshere.
Arsenal have been known in the past to sell some of our staff to Man City to swell our own coffers, usually at vastly inflated prices, but could Arsene Wenger seriously listen to any offers for Our Jack?
One man who thinks it is just about impossible to consider letting Wilshere move on is the former England and Man United star Rio Ferdinand. This is what he had to say: “Arsenal can’t sell him… They can’t sell him. That’s Mr Arsenal right there. He is Arsenal, he is living and breathing Arsenal. He doesn’t want to leave. Fans will pull the place down.”
There are many Arsenal fans that agree with him, but for some Jack is the epitome of unfulfilled promise, and it has been pointed out many times that Arsenal win more games when Wilshere is not playing than with him in the starting line-up.
So let’s play a little game and discuss what your reaction would be if Man City rang you up and offered £60 million for him? Stick or twist?