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Arsenal's 'anger' with Roma could hold up Jack Wilshere deal

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Jack Wilshere's future seems to be taking a new twist with every passing hour on deadline day.

First, it was Crystal Palace who were supposedly winning the race for Wilshere's signature. Then Bournemouth seemingly took pole position in what would have arguably been the most surprising team for the midfielder to join.

But now another club have emerged in the contest and a move to Serie A looks the most likely.

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David Ornstein, the BBC journalist in the know about all things Arsenal, has had supporters hanging off his every tweet as he continues to provide the latest updates on Wilshere's potential destinations.

He claims that Wilshere has not only had talks with AS Roma but actually agreed personal terms, so it should be a done deal right?

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Not quite, one potentially big problem could still stop the loan agreement going through before tonight's deadline.

Arsene Wenger has endured a desperate search over the last few weeks to sign a centre-back.

It may have ended last night with the addition of Shkodran Mustafi, but Wenger pursued various other targets before focusing his attention on the now former Valencia defender.

One of those targets included was Roma's very own Kostas Manolas and according to Ornstein, negotiations between the two clubs didn't exactly end pleasantly.

The animosity between Arsenal and Roma could have dangerous consequences for Wilshere.

The 24-year-old has only made two cameo appearances off the bench for the Gunners so far this campaign, and holding out for his current team and prospective new club to agree terms does carry a level of risk that an understanding may not be reached in time.

For Palace and Bournemouth, the door may have just reopened slightly and a late swoop by either Premier League side could still be on the cards.

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Topics:
Jack Wilshere
AS Roma
Transfer News
Crystal Palace
Football
Premier League
Arsenal
Serie A

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