Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal career appears to be coming to an end after he was reportedly told that he does not feature in new manager Unai Emery’s plans.
The Mirror revealed on Saturday that Wilshere, who was ‘desperate’ to stay at the Emirates Stadium and had agreed a deal in principle to remain with the north London outfit, has made a U-turn on his initial decision and now looks almost certain to leave.
Emery, who replaced the long-serving Arsene Wenger earlier this summer, has warned Wilshere that he risks ending up as a fringe player rather than a regular starter if he opts to stay at Arsenal.
Wilshere, devastated after being left out of England’s 2018 World Cup squad, wants regular first-team football to get his career back on track.
But he will not have the opportunity do that under Emery.
Nevertheless, Arsenal have offered Wilshere the option to stay, provided he takes a pay cut.
The Sun have revealed the 26-year-old has been offered £100,000-a-week, which is a 20 per cent reduction on his current wages.
PL club now believe they can sign Wilshere
The same report also claims that one Premier League club now believe they can complete the signing of Wilshere this summer.
West Ham have told the technically-gifted midfielder they want to build a team around him at the London Stadium and are willing to hand him a four-year contract worth a cool £130,000-a-week.
Newly-appointed Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is understood to be a big admirer of Wilshere, who is also on the radar of Wolves, Everton and Newcastle United.
However, Serie A giants Juventus are keen on bringing the England international to Italy, while there’s also interest from Sampdoria and AC Milan.
Wilshere's preference is to stay in London
Wilshere, therefore, is not short of potential suitors if he does decide to leave the Emirates.
Earlier this week, he hinted that he might be about to leave Arsenal when he wrote on Instagram: "There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book."
A move to West Ham might appeal to Wilshere, who would prefer to stay in London.
The Hammers finished the 2016-17 season 11th in the Premier League table but have high hopes for next term after recruiting Pellegrini, who won the title with Manchester City in 2014.
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