In Focus: Wilshere could leave Arsenal for Juventus

According to The Sun, Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer at the end of the season.

What’s the story?

Wilshere has enjoyed a remarkable turnaround at Arsenal over the last few months. The midfielder struggled to break into the first team in the early stages of the 2017-18 campaign, but has been a key player for the Gunners in recent weeks.

Indeed, the 26-year-old has gone from surplus to requirements at Bournemouth to being mentioned as a potential captain for the London club next season.

The fact of the matter is that Wilshere is yet to agree a new contract with Arsenal, however, meaning that – as it stands – he will be a free agent at the end of the season.

According to The Sun, Juventus are well aware of the situation at the Emirates Stadium, and the Italian champions believe that they could turn Wilshere’s head with an offer.

Arsenal are said to be confident of signing Wilshere to a new deal, but the Alexis Sanchez situation will be worrying a number of the club’s fans at this stage of the campaign.

How is Wilshere performing?

Wilshere’s talent has never really been questioned. His temperament and ability to stay free from injury? Sure. But there has never been a question over his qualities on the field.

The 26-year-old has scored once and provided two assists in 13 Premier League appearances for Arsenal during the 2017-18 campaign.

He also scored once and provided two assists in six Europa League group fixtures, and has been one of Arsenal’s better players during a difficult period for Arsene Wenger’s side.

Wilshere, who is valued at £16.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has been involved in every Premier League game for Arsenal since their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at the start of December, suggesting that his injury problems are behind him.

Arsenal simply have to agree a new deal with Wilshere in the coming weeks, but Juventus will be waiting in the wings as they look to sign a player that could thrive in Serie A.