Wenger: Wilshere not for sale

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said midfielder Jack Wilshere is not for sale, after Manchester City were being linked with a move for the England international, reports Sky Sports.

With Manchester City in need of more homegrown talent, they have been linked with a host of English players in recent weeks. Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson is one player on the radar, as it Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, despite his history of injury problems. However, manager Arsene Wenger has quickly ruled out any chance of selling the academy starlet, while stressing that the Londoners no longer need to let their best talent go.

City have an ageing squad that is in desperate need of an overhaul, with the ethos to turn to an English and homegrown core, but Wilshere is one player who is likely to remain at the Emirates. Wenger said the Gunners are no longer in a position where they need to sell their best players, but isn’t worrying too much about the links, as he hinted that they are perhaps fabricated.

We are not in a position any more where we have to sell our best players. We cannot make a case of any headline in any newspaper in a press conference from things that are not true,” he said.

Wilshere has barely featured for Arsenal this season, and is just recovering from surgery to fix his ankle problems. He’s back fit, so could well make the squad for this weekend’s game against Burnley.

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