He may have started only nine Premier League games last season, but I have a feeling that Arsenal are about to see the best of the England international Jack Wilshere. To do that, however, the club and Arsene Wenger will need to keep hold of the injury plagued midfielder – and that may not be as easy as it sounds.
There are reports all over the football media about Wilshere being a transfer target for our Premier League rivals Man City, with this one in the Daily Star claiming that the Manchester club will open up with a big bid of around £40 million for the 23-year old, if they fail to land their primary target Paul Pogba from Juventus that is.
And with Pogba said to prefer a move to Spain’s La Liga with Barcelona or Real Madrid, it seems likely that Man City will come for Wilshere. In a way though, this could be good news for Arsenal and the player. If Arsene Wenger stands by his word and refuses to sell Wilshere, I think it will give young Jack a huge boost of confidence, as he loves Arsenal and just wants to be loved back, and played of course.
Injury problems have been a major factor in the disruption to his career so far and that has allowed the likes of Ramsey and Cazorla to get in front of him in the pecking order, but after a stunning finish to last season which saw him collect a goal of the season award, followed by two more Man of the Match games for England and two more superb goals, Wilshere should be in the perfect frame of mind to start next season with a bang. And he may just have convinced the Prof to try him in that deeper lying ‘Pirlo’ position.
So by getting this one piece of transfer business just right, Wenger could be securing the future of Arsenal and Wilshere in one stroke. Do you think Jack will be a major player for the Gunners from now on?