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Jack Wilshere linked with Everton move – Man City also keen

| 08.01.2017

He’s spending this season on loan at Bournemouth in a bid to prove Arsene Wenger that his future remains at Arsenal, but Jack Wilshere could be set for a permanent Gunners departure.

It’s believed that Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen on signing the England international, as the Toffees look to establish themselves in the top-eight of the Premier League next season.

And Manchester City have also been linked with Wilshere, who, when on form, would suit Pep Guardiola’s slick and quick passing game.

But with the Toffees midfield currently featuring Tom Cleverley and 35-year-old Gareth Barry, few would argue that Wilshere would be welcome at Goodison Park.

And Koeman would surely revel in what the Arsenal man could bring playing alongside Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku.

Still only 25, Wilshere’s best days should still be yet to come, and he has been a near-ever present for the Cherries this term.

And with Eddie Howe’s men sitting an impressive ninth in the Premier League table, it’s clear that signing the midfielder has been good for both player and club.

But his Arsenal contract expires in 18 months’ time, and Wilshere may face some difficult decisions this summer.

Despite his good form on the south coast, it’s far from guaranteed that the 25-year-old will be a first-team regular once again at the Emirates.

And with that contract running down, Arsene Wenger may find any offer that comes in too good to ignore.

Despite injuries mounting up in north London, Arsenal cannot recall Wilshere and Wenger has maintained this weekend that letting him go out on loan was the right thing to do.

The Stevenage-born ace has made 159 appearances for the Gunners, but injuries have blighted his career over the past five years.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.