Arsenal are prepared to sell Jack Wilshere to Manchester City if they are offered enough money, report the Daily Star.
If this does indeed happen the England international would be joining a long list of players to have made the jump from the Emirates to the Etihad.
Since the Citizens were taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, and Bacary Sagna have all made the move. This wouldn’t put off manager Arsene Wenger taking the cash for his player though.
Wilshere himself doesn’t seem too keen on leaving childhood side Arsenal though. He said, via TalkSPORT: “I’d want to be wanted by a club. I want to be wanted by Arsenal. I’ve grown up at Arsenal, I’m a home-grown player and, as long as Arsenal want me, then I’m happy.”
The 23-year-old has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, and only made 24 appearances in the last campaign. With Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin, and Santi Cazorla all nailing down their positions in the starting XI towards the end of the last campaign, he was left competing with Aaron Ramsey for a position on the right wing. With this not being the midfielder’s natural role it must have been difficult to deal with.
However, it will probably take a lot to prise the youngster from North London. He showed his passion for Arsenal recently after having to accept a charge for leading anti-Tottenham chants during their FA Cup celebrations recently, reported The Guardian.