3 Premier League clubs who could be ideal fit for Wilshere
Arsenal ran riot against BATE Borisov in Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Gunners racked up a 6-0 victory, consigning their visitors to a heaviest ever away defeat in continental competition.
The star of the show was none other than Jack Wilshere. The 25-year-old scored one and set up another, in a virtuoso display.
However, without a Premier League start to his name this season, a January exit from the Emirates Stadium could prove tough to resist.
Especially so with regular football offering the midfielder his best opportunity of a place in England’s World Cup squad next summer.
The Coral News Team have identified three fellow Prem sides who could be the ideal fit for the man from Stevenage…
West Bromwich Albion
New Baggies boss Alan Pardew will have identified the areas where his struggling side need to strengthen in January. And central midfield seems to be the most obvious one.
Aside from the ageing (and currently injured) James Morison, the only other central midfielders on their books are raw teenage duo Sam Field and Rekeem Harper. And the latter is currently on loan at Blackburn.
With the relegation-threatened Baggies being outrun, outfought and outmanoeuvred in the middle of the park, an experienced and talented competitor is needed.
Having 150 Prem appearances under his belt, and real quality to boot, a move to The Hawthorns looks logical on paper.
Another club who’ve made a recent managerial switch, the Toffees are beginning to pick up under the stewardship of Sam Allardyce. However, his side are also less-than-perfect in midfield.
Much was expected of Tom Davies when the youngster burst onto the scene last season. But he’s yet to fulfil that promise.
And with Big Sam likely to want a more combative Everton side, Wilshere could be the ideal partner for Idrissa Gueye.
One thing which could also tempt the 25-year-old is the opportunity to play alongside some regular teammates from his England heyday.
The likes of Phil Jagielka, Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley are players he already has a good understanding with. Linking back up with a number of his Three Lions teammates could be just the ticket for Wilshere.
West Ham United
The lure of London could see the Arsenal man move somewhere closer to home. And if he’s to stay in the capital, the Irons look to be his most likely suitors.
A boyhood Hammers fan, reports emerged in September of this year suggesting the player would be keen on a move to London Stadium.
For their part, snapping up Wilshere in January would offer great value. The player only has six months left on his contract – meaning the Gunners would be unlikely to demand much money for him.
With the workmanlike Mark Noble now the wrong side of 30-years-old, the Arsenal man could prove and fitting replacement. With a similar intensity and grit to Noble, and more talent with the ball than the Irons man, he could prove an inspired buy for David Moyes.
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