Arsene Wenger could halt his search for a new holding midfielder after hinting that Jack Wilshere may be the one selected to fill the role, Mirror reports.

Despite his efforts to sign Sami Khedira and Lars Bender, it looks as though the 64-year-old manager could turn to the England star to take over from his two previous anchormen, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini.

The choice to move Wilshere further back will open up more room for his already star-studded midfield in his efforts to provide adequate playing time to all his players.

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In addition, if the 22-year-old can prove himself, he could also be selected to replace Steven Gerrard with a more permanent role in the England national team after the Liverpool captain announced his retirement from international football.

It may seem that Wenger could once again be in the market for another striker or defender if he finally decides he will not need to bring in another midfielder.

The squad boasts the likes of Aarom Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Abou Diaby all competing with one another for a place in the middle of the park.

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  • User Avatar
    Steve Sinclair
    4 months ago

    What happens if Wilshire gets injured? Arteta again, Flamini again as DM’s? What happens if Giroud titres gets injured? Sanogo? Campbell as strikers? Wenger is as near to deluded as can be. Fans, players, pundits and press can clearly see Wenger is deluded. We have NO chance in the league. If Michael Owen turns out to be right, then Wenger will be the most useless manager we could have. Last year we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the Premier League. Expect the same again. Unless he buys a striker and a DM. I really do not like Wenger because he has no respect for the supporters. Can’t wait for him to go.

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    • ks
      4 months ago

      I agree..and if he has no respect for supporters then he has no intention to win

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    • User Avatar
      Justin Davitt
      4 months ago

      Fans like you don’t deserve to be arsenal fans , wenger has changed the face of English football , bringing some of the best players the league has ever seen , he’s signed Sanchez and debuchy and is actively seeking a world class dm but won’t be held to ransom by the likes of khadiera who thinks he should get higher wages than ozil! Fans like you are the reason Arsenal haven’t won the league in so long, constantly criticising the manager and the players , making the emerates such a nervy place for the young players by getting on their back the minute something goes slightly wrong (that’s if you’ve ever been, which I doubt!) show some faith and get behind the team and you’ll find the silverware will come rolling back. Last thing, you really respect michael Owens opinion over wengers? Owen turned round two days later and said arsenal will be in the title race! He doesn’t know his arse from his elbow, you don’t know how lucky you are. Blackburn supporter Arsenal fan

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    • Titus Tugume
      4 months ago

      Are you saying that those new players you are craving for are Injury proof????. If Wilshire, Diaby, Flamini get injured so can Bender, Khedila etc!!.. I guess if Wilshire was in Newcastle or Southampton every one will be telling Wenger buy him buy him please!!!!!!!!

      In Wenger i trust

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    • Masterpiece
      4 months ago

      How do you define “respect”? Regardless of your grievances & misgivings, He knows far more than & has better insight on football; FACT

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    • R
      4 months ago

      Really? Do you even follow the news? Sanchez and Walcott are backup strikers. Everyone is capable of getting injured. So if you were manager, who would you purchase so we could win the league?

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  • Gor Benard
    4 months ago

    If Wenger could read this I beg he do. We won’t forgive him should he not sign a tough skilled defending midfielder. In fact people say we didnt win because of less sharp strikers but I say we lost the trophy because of the 4 humiliating defeats by Chelsea,Liverpool,Man City and Everton and all these were due to problems with the defending midfield where Arteta could not cope up. We need at least 2 strong and skilled defending midfielders. Let him not think of Selling or sending Joel Campbell on loan the guy is ripe for premier league debut.

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  • Syrup01
    4 months ago

    I totally disagree with the previous comments. If you think about it is Khedira really that much better than Wilshere, and if you look at our squad of midfielders we just have too many to fit the spaces. Jack is skilful, excellent in possession, a tenacious tackler and works hard. His main problem has been fitness, where he is always having his ankles kicked as he engages opponents, playing deeper will mitigate these contacts. He is going to have to learn at the coal face and will make mistakes, but this could be Wenger’s genius at work

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    • Tom
      4 months ago

      Arsenal winning the league hahahaha. And yes I’m an arsenal fan believe it or not. Through and through. But unless wenger signs proper defensive midfielder not waste Wilshire skills defending then we have no chance. Why can’t we spend the 50 million needed to get Vidal or even pogba then we will be title contenders. Bargain buys for a so called big club will not cut it. Yes Sanchez is a good buy but I would have spent on Vidal pogba or khedira. That’s what we needed the most. Come city United Liverpool and Chelsea arsenal fans expect the same as last year.

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    Okobabala Evans
    4 months ago

    And how many trophies has his genius won us in d last 10yrs. I’ve been supporting AFC for yrs and its always d same story every yr. Wenger promise to buy players n end buying just 1 . Truth be told, Sánchez is our only signing this summer. Debunchy is direct replacement

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    Okobabala Evans
    4 months ago

    Our greatest challenge every season is injuries, dat’s y we need more players. We still need a CF, a DM and a at least a defender(CB). D epl is a 9mnths race, injuries will surely come & Wenger knows this; so failure to plan is planning to fail

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    • Tom
      4 months ago

      He will get a few more sanogos flaminis for free then hope for the best. Can someone tell this big headed stubborn man that to call us a big club we need to live up to that on all fronts. Not just finishing 4th. I’m so fed up with wenger

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