Published: Thu, November 02, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out £92 million signing this January

Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out £92 million signing this January

Wilshere has now recovered from the broken leg he suffered while on loan at Bournemouth last season and has been largely utilised in the cup competitions with Arsenal this year as he continues to work his way back into Wenger's plans.

Wilshere's last England cap came as a substitute in the shock 2-1 defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 which led to Roy Hodgson's departure as manager.

"We are all very pleased for him here because he has gone through some very hard moments with setbacks", Arsene Wenger said of the defender. At the moment, I told you I have a big squad, the problem for me is to keep the squad together for the rest of the season.

Wilshere is likely to start the reverse fixture against Red Star at the Emirates on Thursday night and Wenger insists the midfielder is now back to his best.

Speaking ahead of his side's Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday (2 November), Wenger was quizzed on the latest reports concerning one of the club's transfer targets. "I manage [Wilshere] at the moment like every single player", Wenger said. He's competitive. In every single competition, he's ready to play. Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud will also feature in a team that is a mix of youth and experience. I urge them [the England coaching staff] to do it [call him up]. We can qualify tomorrow and if we win we will qualify as top of the group and that is important.

"It's very hard to make a difference".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Mathieu Debuchy could carve a role for himself at centre-back after the Frenchman impressed as part of a back three on his return from injury.

Both players' deals expire in the summer, meaning they could leave Arsenal for free at the end of the season, and Arsenal's game against Manchester City on Super Sunday this week will once again serve as a reminder of Sanchez's failed move to the Etihad in the summer. "In the last three weeks, I treat him like any other player".

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