Three reasons Southampton must sign this Arsenal man in 2017

According to Ladbrokes, Southampton are one of the favourites to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a permanent deal next summer.

The 24-year-old was once rated as one of the finest young players in England, but a succession of injury problems meant that he had to make a temporary move away from the Gunners during the summer to play regular first-team football.

The England international decided to join Bournemouth and he has started the season well with the Cherries, making eight Premier League appearances for Eddie Howe’s men.

That impressive form for the south coast outfit means the midfielder has caught the attention of a number of other top-flight clubs, including Southampton and West Ham United, who are 8/1 and 9/2 respectively to sign the Arsenal star.

Here are three reasons why the Saints should bring Wilshere to St Mary’s Stadium…