Emirates Stadium target makes it very clear he could be on the move this summer.
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy has admitted he may leave the DW Stadium side in the summer, alerting a number of prospective suitors including Arsene Wenger who is said to be a big admirer of the Irish international.
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The Daily Mail claims that the 22 year old is preparing for a possible Latics exit at the end of the season and there is every chance that the former Hamilton man could be the latest talent to leave the perennial relegation battlers.
Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the young battler but given Wenger’s reputation for getting the most out of youthful talents a move to the Emirates Stadium may well tempt the Glasgow born starlet.
Talk of a possible Wigan departure has been sparked by comments made by McCarthy who has made statements that indicate such an exit is very likely indeed.
On the growing speculation McCarthy stated; ‘Obviously, it’s good to see your name linked with big clubs, certain clubs, it’ s always nice but I am still a Wigan player and I will keep playing for Wigan until the end of the season,’ he said.
‘I have been linked with clubs here and there but I will keep working hard and see what the end of the season brings.’
A move to Arsenal is perhaps all the more likely given the lack of steel Wenger has to balance out the myriad of creative talents he possesses.
A tigerish midfielder like McCarthy could offer time and space to the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla and could release Mikel Arteta from his current holding role, a role he has fallen into due to Arsene Wenger’s inability to adequately replace Alex Song.