Arsenal midfielder Wilshere faces dilemma over long-term future

AC Milan are planning on reviving their interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere at the end of the season, according to Calciomercato.

What’s the story?

The Italian outfit were heavily linked with a swoop for the midfielder last summer, but in the end, the England international joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan.

Injuries have hampered Wilshere’s progress over the last few years, and much-needed game time was the objective when he moved to the South Coast.

Under manager Eddie Howe, the midfielder has put a string of performances together, starting 14 Premier League games, playing 1255 minutes so far.

Wilshere is due to return to the Emirates when his loan move expires in the summer, but doubts have been raised over his long-term future at Arsenal amid claims that he is yet to agree a new deal, reports The Telegraph.

Italian publication Calciomercato believes that Milan are tempted to jump back into the market for Wilshere.

What should Wilshere do?

In ideal situation, the midfielder would probably want to return to Arsenal and cement a regular spot in the first team.

Whether that would be the case remains to be seen, partly because of Wilshere’s injury record.

If he can keep a clean bill of health, the Englishman is capable of challenging for a place in midfield, with Santi Cazorla, Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin among the other options.

On the other hand, this could be Wilshere’s biggest opportunity to experience a new club and really make his mark.

With regards to Milan’s reported interest, not many English players have been able to cut it abroad, and the fact that Wilshere rejected loan moves from overseas last summer suggests that moving to a foreign league is not a desire he holds.