Wilshere appeared to have the world at his feet when he broke into the Arsenal team as a teenager, and he was memorably the best player on the pitch when the Gunners beat Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the Champions League back in 2011.
However, he has been struggled with injuries ever since, and has not progressed as much as people thought he would have. Wilshere is still only 23, but he is no longer an automatic starter in the Arsenal team and there is fierce competition for midfield places at the Emirates.
If Arsenal were to sell him, they would demand at least £25 million for the England international, while the player’s wage demands would be over £80,000-per-week.
The Daily Mail also claim that Liverpool could make a move for Wilshere as a replacement for Steven Gerrard, and his passing and dribbling ability would be well suited to Brendan Rodgers’ style of play.
West Ham could come in for the midfielder as well, as reported by the Mail, as they look to make a statement signing ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium. Wilshere grew up in a West Ham-supporting family, which could make it an attractive move.
Wilshere joined Arsenal as a nine-year-old, and he has made 148 appearances for the club in all competitions. He has featured in nine league games this season, though he hasn’t played since sustaining an ankle injury against Manchester United in November.
There are two parts to this story. One is that if everyone is fit at Arsenal, does Wilshere get into the starting XI? I am not sure that he does. Which leads to the second question. Do you think that Arsenal will sell Wilshere in the summer?