David Moyes says he’d have look at Jack Wilshere in January, if the 25-year-old is continually left out of the first-team and doesn’t sign a new contract with Arsenal before then.
Ahead of Arsenal’s game against West Ham on Wednesday night, Moyes told his pre-match press conference: “Jack Wilshere would be someone who we’d have to look at if he was available.
“I also want to make sure we’re looking at players who can be at the club for a long period and not just in for a short period.
“Could January be the difference between staying up and going down? I do believe it could. I think if the right players are available we should try and do something. If we can get the right players, that’s the big part of it.”
Wilshere’s future is still a bit up in the air at the moment. The midfielder still hasn’t started a Premier League game for Arsenal this season, and has been told by England manager Gareth Southgate that he needs to start getting picked if he wants to go to the World Cup next year.
That whole situation seems to have slowed down contract talks. The Arsenal academy graduate has a deal that is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning he can start to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January.
But before Wilshere agrees to end the speculation by signing a new contract, he’s said he wants to have an honest conversation with Wenger about his future in the team.
Hopefully that talk will take place soon, and they resolve the situation before the window opens, because we’ve already seen with Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain how distracting a potential transfer can be.