Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has pledged his future to the club amid recent talk of a move to Manchester City, saying that he has no interest in moving simply to make up the numbers at the Etihad Stadium, the Daily Express reports.
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City have recently had a £30m bid for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling knocked back, but are also keeping an eye on Wilshere as they look to increase the numbers of their English contingent.
With the likes of Frank Lampard, James Milner and Scott Sinclair all leaving the club recently, they are dwindling on homegrown players.
And though Wilshere’s abilities in the midfield single him out as an attractive prospect, he has insisted that he holds no desire to leave the club and hopes to continue his career at Arsenal and play a major part of Arsene Wenger’s summer rebuild.
“I definitely wouldn’t go somewhere just because I’m a home-grown player. I’d want to be wanted by a club,” said Wilshere, ahead of England’s clash with Slovenia in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Ljubljana on Sunday.
“I want to be wanted by Arsenal. I’ve grown up at Arsenal, I’m a home-grown player, and as long as Arsenal want me, then I’m happy.”
Wenger is under no pressure to make Wilshere feel as though he is a priority, and with three years remaining on his current deal, a new contract is not likely to be offered.
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