Like his team-mates Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere’s contract is almost up, it expires in a few short months and currently there seems to be no new deal in sight.
Wilshere has been told by England manager Gareth Southgate that if he’s not even in Arsenal’s first team, why should be picked for England, meaning the Arsenal man needs to change something to be on the plane to Russia next year, either forcing himself into Arsene Wenger’s first team plans, or moving club in January to give himself a realistic shot at Russia.
There were rumours last week that Arsene Wenger was set to offer Jack a new deal in December, but it now looks like Roy Hodgson could be offering him an alternative lifeline and a new lease of life at Crystal Palace.
The Daily Telegraph claim that along with Real Betis, Swansea and West Ham (his boyhood club), Palace are keen to end Jack’s Arsenal misery and help him realise his World Cup dream.
The paper also claims that David Moyes, the new West Ham manager is also set to be handed a transfer budget. This could also enable Wilshere to join West Ham as early as January to force a first team place and prove his injury problems are behind him.
Wilshere has been man of the match during a couple of recent League Cup/Europa League cup games, but his Premier League have been limited to a few late, cameo substitute appearances and it seems like the player is getting understandably frustrated at the situation especially given his long time at the club.
Not sure if its just me, but it feels like everything is in a horrific mess at Arsenal at the moment and this Wilshere news is just the tip of the iceberg.