Arsenal set for talks with long-term Ozil replacement next month

Jack Wilshere is tipped to take over from Mesut Ozil in the advanced midfield role on the long-term, with contract talks scheduled for December.

The German international is into the last year of his contract, and looks ever-likely to quit the club in the summer if not in January, and his creativity will be a loss to the first-team. Jack Wilshere has been filling in for him in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, and should he prove fit, will likely be playing in the Premier League in no time.

Wilshere is also into the final year of his present deal also however, and there has been plenty of speculation regarding his future also, but he has once again expressed his wish to stay with Arsenal, revealing scheduled talks before the winter transfer window.

“I’ve been here 10 years, I love this club and feel like I have a special relationship with the fans,” Wilshere said.

“Of course I want to stay.

“At the moment I’m concentrating on getting into the Premier League team. I’ve been playing quite a lot of football and I’m happy with where I am fitness wise but I want to be playing for Arsenal in the league.

“We’ll see [about contract negotiations]. Christmas is coming up, I’ve heard the manager saying they’ll talk to me before then so we’ll see.”

There has been talk that Arda Turan could well be targeted as another player who could take Ozil’s place in the Arsenal first-team, but a fit Wilshere would be more than able to bring that creative flair into our side.

If Wilshere makes it through the season unscathed, could we risk relying on him to replace Ozil long-term?

Pat J

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  1. ThirdManJW says:

    So Wenger’s letting Ozil give us yet another poor season, he’s also decided to let him leave for FREE, and Ozil’s replacement will be Wilshere! A player of potential, that still is yet to deliver, and is one kick away from missing an entire season!

  2. Sue says:

    Wilshere has been here all along! I love his through balls & I remember that awesome goal he scored against man city at the Emirates. I’ll welcome him with open arms

  3. Arturitou says:

    He is home grown which will make most of the clubs motivation to tie him up, but is he reliable in terms of injury proness, hell nah, soo its a gamble that I would take.

  4. Mitch Connor says:

    Excuse me if I’m not excited but we had TALKS with Lemar and Monaco all summer. In fact Lemar AGREED contract terms AND Monaco were okay with selling and we still screwed it up. Seriously, that was a major cockup (excuse my French). Lemar or Draxler or even Mahrez would have been very useful because they all could have put Ozil on the bench and forced him to play better. I guarantee you that’s what mourinho will do with him next season if he goes there on a Free transfer. Mata will challenge him. That is called depth in quality. We don’t have much quality depth in our starters let alone our bench.
    Anyway, nothing Wenger will do will shock me now. Don’t be surprised if he says we don’t need Ozil replacement. We have Wilshere, Iwobi, and Nelson. And for Alexis we have Welbeck, Walcott and Nketiah lol

    1. TH14-TW14 says:

      Yeah. They way the Great Mata is challenging the Great Mkhitaryan that has made them the best midfield in premier league history. Besides City, all other premier league sides are not better than Arsenal.

  5. Alex says:

    I am pretty sure Wenger won’t lead us to any premier league title. That senile old man needs to go. Maybe he will play Coquelin as GK against Tottenham?

    1. Sue says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me!

  6. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Well at least Jack loves the club

  7. Tony M says:

    OZIL to go and soon as pos. he dont want to play for us but will take the money ha United are so right for him let them pay 250,000 a week also ALWXIS hes gotta go , in there place get two or three good players were not short of cash . But Wenger is the problem all along tight as a ducks better to get him gone , maybe then we can look forward not backward Dismal show against MC anyone else would have been sacked but not captain wenger what a WKR Keep smiling we will survive

  8. Farouk Balyejusa says:

    Nobody doubts Wilshire’s quality bt his injury proness is a concern for everyone.In English football,you need to mix flair and physique in the mid field which ingredients we don’t have.I believe Lemar would do that job better.

  9. Tony M says:

    Wiltshire is not the replacement we want hes OK for the small time but we need strong fast thinking players Walcott welbeck , Ramsay, and Giroud are the ones to go and please give the yungsters a go it dont matter now we re not going to win sod all this year again so give them their head and see what weve got for the future the likes of the 3 WWWs are a laugh to all get shot of them for the clubs sake there just not up to the task

  10. Aussie Jack says:

    Best news I`ve heard in a long time, he`ll give the side some steel.

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