HYS: Should Southampton sign Wilshere on a free?

Jack Wilshere’s future at Arsenal looks bleaker by the day, mainly because he has not yet signed a new contract.

Arsene Wenger reiterated numerous times that he wanted the midfielder to remain at the Emirates, but now that the Frenchman is no longer manager, things may have changed.

The England international, who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018, will come to the end of his current contract next month.

If new boss Unai Emery does not see the 26-year-old in his plans for Arsenal, then Wilshere will be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer.

According to The Mirror, the midfielder has plenty of suitors in the form of West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and AC Milan.

The publication claims that Southampton boss Mark Hughes has also taken an interest in Wilshere, who has won two trophies – both FA Cups – during his career at Arsenal.

The Saints could do with a squad refresh due to last season’s woe, which saw them dangle above the relegation zone and narrowly escape.

The attacking department certainly needs bolstering, but the midfield could require some tweaking as well, and it seems that Hughes believes Wilshere fits the criteria.

The Englishman has a bad record of history problems, but when fit he is strong and creative on the ball.

Given that he could be available for free, is it worth Southampton making a move?

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