James McCarthy considers Everton exit to alert Arsenal

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James McCarthy is considering his future at Everton as Arsenal and Manchester United mull over a January move for the midfielder, reports Goal.

The Republic of Ireland international was promised a pay rise after a stellar first season at Goodison Park but is still waiting to enter talks with Everton officials. McCarthy joined the Toffees on transfer deadline day in 2013 for a fee of around £13 million.

The 24-year-old is said to be unhappy with Everton's reluctance to award his fine form with a new contract and that is alerting the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. Both clubs have been linked with a move in recent weeks with Arsene Wenger reportedly plotting a £16 million January deal.

McCarthy could theoretically use the interest from the Premier League giants to spur Everton into action. However, he could also push for a transfer in the January transfer window and leave Roberto Martinez without a key man.

Midfielder crisis

Arsenal seem keener than Manchester United at this point with Wenger struggling to come to terms with a variety of injuries in his squad. Jack Wilshere is out for the long-term with ankle ligament damage while Mikel Arteta is still awaiting official diagnoses on a serious calf injury.

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Both are expected to miss most of January and Wenger is looking for reinforcements in the midfield area. The Arsenal manager is also mulling over offers for Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko and Sevilla's Grzegorz Krychowiak.


However, McCarthy may not be the reprieve Wenger was hoping for. Martinez confirmed that the midfielder is set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, described by the manager as "serious".

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