Arsenal to allow star’s transfer after Man City interest?

Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is claimed to have made Jack Wilshere his top target this summer.

The midfielder is our club’s only player to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad, and impressed when coming off the bench in their last warm-up match against Portugal.

Manchester City are now believed to be keen on signing the 24 year-old, with him supposedly a key target for Guardiola.

The Sky Blues have a record of signing players from Arsenal, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Samir Nasri all having made the switch from North-London to the Etihad in recent seasons.

The most recent departures however coincided with our club building the Emirates Stadium, which restricted our finances somewhat, and I’m of the belief that we would no longer sell our best players, not unless they were unhappy to stay put.

That brings me to the question of whether Wilshere can be considered one of our best players, and whether he could be deemed surplus to requirements.

The Arsenal youth product has suffered with a huge number of injuries since making the step up to the first-team, and this season featured in less than 150 Premier League match minutes. His ability is not questioned, but his fitness is a constant worry, and the main issue is that he is not the only star to regularly be absent through injury.

Should a bid of £30 Million come in for his signature, I would be tempted to allow him to go, especially with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey able to cover his favoured central midfield position.

I know he is a fans favourite, his blood runs true red, but I’m not sure his contribution warrants turning down a reasonable offer from our rivals.

How much money would need to be offered for you to accept his exit?

Pat J

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  1. Keep him. He’s a good player and a gooner. And we shouldn’t allow our players to join rivals.

    1. Cos Jack is extra injury prone!… But hey!.. I’m good with selling both! ?
      I just hope that jack will be fit enough, for his medical.

      We don’t need Ramsey,we have plenty of cover with Xhaka, Elneny, Cazorla and Coquelin.
      No doubts that wenger will occasionally play Vardy on the wings, to assist Giroud lol ?

      1. Giroud didn’t do Arsenal any favours by scoring a brace against Scotland. The first one being a WOW. 🙂

        I can hear Wenger going…Giroud is the best striker in the BPL, no need replacing him.

  2. I really hope Vardy won’t be the only (if he is coming) forward we’re signing this summer.

    Football gods know we need a winger or another striker..

    1. Apparently we have agreed personal terms with some 22 year old croatian striker who scored 7 goals, whilst out on loan, in the German 2nd division. ( I think his name was Colak, forgive me for not been too excited or interested in his name ?) I’m still trying to digest the incoming Vardy! ?

  3. wilshere will definitely still come good.we should still persist with him. and why should we keep selling our players to if it was the other way round, i don’t see selling a player ad talented as wilshere to arsenal

    1. Selling Wilshere or not may come down to 2 things:

      1. The price. If it is high enough, Arsenal will want to make the move. It is just smart business.

      2. Does Jack really want to go to ManCity. (My guess is he would prefer to stay)

  4. Giroud on fire again. Two goals for France in the first half so far..who said we need a striker???we got olly…the boss has scored it’s 3-0 to France. Vardy would be a good backup for giroud.

      1. You will never give him any credit. He’s banging in with vardy we will get the best out of giroud.two classy strikers.vardy would be perfect when we play on the all we need is a mikhtarian and quality cb. Sell theo

  5. exciting times to b an arsenal fan…I sleep everydai with a headache cuz im reading anything I can find on arsenal transfer targets..don’t blame me, its not every transfer window u see most rumours turning to realities and Wenger spending dis much and dis early….vardyyyyyyyyy…now I’ll no longer get angry if le model misses clear cut chances cuz i know he’ll only get the chance to do dat in his backyard…play rubbish, automatically wear a seatbelt on d bench!!!!! is it me or has Wenger taken some xpensive crack courtesy of d supplier who’s got vardy as his no1 client!!!!

  6. City want him? Please let him go and get mkhitryan, after all his preffered position is well covered now.

  7. It seems Pep has a spot for injury prone players…
    After buying Gundogan, now he wants Wilshere, anyway,I will sell Wilshere if I have the power to do so…

    Some say, we are selling our players,maybe but this is different from a player forcing a move or like we can’t hold on to our player,,if we sell Wilshere it is because we really wanna sell..

    But ultimately, Wilshere won’t be sold, am waiting to see how he fares next season…

  8. Sell Walcott
    Buy Vardy
    Buy any of these (Mktaryan, Aubameyang, Mahrez, Greizmann, Reus, Gotze, Draxler)
    Buy Top CB
    Buy backup LB/RB if we sell Debuchy/Gibbs

    With Xhaka and Vardy we would be Half way there

    1. We need a winger who is also a creative player. Is Mkhitariyan the answer- was just looking at his stats and even he does not like to play in the wings- much better playing centrally- May be draxler is the only guy who is a pure winger – other than that everyone in the above list plays centrally and is doing quite well

  9. Wilshere looked very good when he came on late in season. He can look brilliant at times, it’s those bloody injuries that are holding him back. He could have been a big player for us, but is along the lines of Rosicky & Diaby, savour it while it lasts sort of. Wilshere is very good at our intricate little play around the other box. Sometimes it goes a couple of passes too many, but other times your thinking wow it’s like a game of ping pong. I like that he has a bit of bite, he used to be the only one really, but now we have Coq Xhaka Danny Joel Gabriel and possibly Vardy. Not the biggest names in the game, but battlers none the less, and the PL is regularly a battle.

    1. @Trevor
      Jack ain’t no battler. Real battlers don’t stay on the ground lookin at the ref to call a foul when tackled…They also track back. Jack just wants enough playin time in order to be able to run out for England. He can get that anywhere, provided he stays fit…

  10. Assuming Vardy_

    Iwobi? – Ozil – Sanchez
    Wiltshire – Xhaka
    Montreal – Kos – Mert? – Bellerine

    Looks like a pretty solid lineup to me. And a good bench incl. Ramsey, Coqueline, Elneny, Gibbs et al.

    Weakest spots looks like Mertesacker and Iwobi to me (although I think he had an impressive breakthrough season last campaign) – agree?

    1. What I find amazing is that these guys names are written and read 1000’s of times every week and yet you can’t spell them correctly…

  11. I can`t imagine Pep risking it, Jack has been too injury prone and Wenger would want good money to let him go to City. If on the other hand Jack has overcome the injury voodoo there is no way Wenger would let him go anyway.

  12. This Pep guardiola needs to understand 2 things about Arsenal
    1- Man city is no more a club which can be considered attractive.
    2- He wants Bellerin in the deal too which is outrageous to be considered in the first-place.

    A bid of upwards of 40 million and Wilshere can be yours but since Man city is not a club on the upward curve this deal won’t happen and Arsenal not a selling club anymore.

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