Arsene Wenger has insisted Jack Wilshere will achieve his ambition of an England recall for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Despite not yet starting a Premiership game this season, Wenger believes in injury prone Wilshere. With the form shown in the Europa League games, he says 25-year-old Wilshere is nearer the form that will earn his place back in Arsenals’ first eleven.
Jack Wilshere Still Gunning for Three Lions
Wilshere is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal, and West Ham are just one of the clubs that have been sniffing around.
Back from Bournemouth on loan, Wenger has insisted that there is a place for him at the Emirates, and indeed the England side.
Arsene Wenger’s Confidence
The Gunners boss said “I believe he doesn’t necessarily have to leave Arsenal to reach the World Cup. If he keeps going like he is at the moment, he will go to the World Cup. ”
In a story posted on the club’s website, he insisted that a fully fit Jack Wilshere would not be left behind for club or country.
“We have plenty of good players, but he is maybe more of a number 10 than any other player. He can open spaces, can play in tight areas, can get out of tight areas as well. Jack is certainly one of those players who has that more than anyone else”
Wenger also confirmed that German defender Shkodran Mustafi will be out for up to seize weeks with a thigh injury. Laurent Konscielny will also have a late fitness test ahead of Arsenals’ away fixture against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Exit for Sanchez and Ozil?
Arsene Wenger had admitted that the Gunners could sell troubled Alexis Sanchez and Mezut Ozil ahead of the summer transfer window. If still unsold and unhappy, £100 million worth of talent will see their price will fall dramatically.
When asked whether Arsenal would have to consider selling them in January, Wenger admitted to the Guardian, “Once you are in our kind of situation we have envisaged every kind of solution. Yes, yes, yes it’s possible. ”
The comments sparked interest again from Manchester City, who failed to secure the signing of Sanchez this summer. His price could also plummet to as little as £20 million, a snip for City boss Pep Guardiola.
With interest expressed in Ozil from Fenerbache, and recently Real Madrid, the midfielder could also see a winter exit from the Gunners.
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