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Jack Wilshere has been on the books of Arsenal his entire professional club football career so far and has a contract with the Gunners until June 2018, but his future at the Emirates Stadium is wrapped under uncertainty.
The England midfielder spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Bournemouth, and he has been linked with moves away from Arsenal since the summer transfer window.
Injury prone and down the pecking order
Wilshere is injury prone, and that is one of the main reasons why his progress and development has been stunted. When the 25-year-old midfielder is fully fit and on his game, he is one of the best players around, but that does not happen too often.
Even last season, the Englishman had issues with injury and could make only 27 appearances in the Premier League – 22 of them were as starts.
Arsenal have enough good and quality midfielders, and although they failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League last season, the presence of Wilshere would not have made much of a difference.
But he’s experiencing a resurrection in form and he has been rewarded with first team starts by Wenger in recent weeks.
The Englishman had been linked with a move to the Hammers in the summer transfer window, and you could have placed a bet on him to end up at the London Stadium for the 2017-18 campaign.
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The Englishman is good defensively as well, and his ability to make runs at opposition defenders and take on players could add a new dimension to the Hammers’ attack.
Manuel Lanzini has taken on the role previously played by Dimitri Payet before his return to Marseille in the previous January transfer window, but could Wilshere compete with Mark Noble for a place in central midfield? He certainly could. Absolutely.
Turkey links, but not the best destination?
There were talks of Wilshere going to Turkey. Turkish football is good, but it is not at the level of the Premier League, La Liga or Serie A.
It would be a bad career move for the Englishman if he joins a club in Turkey.
Even a club in the bottom ten in the Premier League would be a better choice for Wilshere, who is certainly proving once more that he possesses the talent and potential to develop into a great player in the coming years if he remains free from injury.
A top four club?
With Wilshere proving he’s quality this season, a move to a top club is possible. There are calls for the Englishman to return to the England fold for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
He’s also free to depart at the end of the season, so he’s definitely worth a punt.
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