Arsenal news: Wenger plans for star midfielder to stay – Aston Villa & Turkish minnows interested

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Arsenal news: Wenger plans for Jack Wilshere to stay – Aston Villa & Turkish minnows interested

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Jack Wilshere will remain at the north London-based club this season.

The French tactician also hinted that the midfielder could also sign a new contract with the club.

“It’s good that he is back and available,” Arsenal boss Wenger was quoted as saying by the Independent.

“I think he needs games now. He might play again on Monday night. He is not far away now [from being completely fit]. 

“I plan for him to be here for the season, after we will see.”

Wilshere has under 12 months remaining on his contract with Arsenal. The England international spent last season on loan at Bournemouth.

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The 25-year-old made 27 Premier League appearances for the Cherries however, manager Eddie Howe decided against making the move permanent.

Turkish Super League side Antalyaspor were one of several clubs interested in Wilshere. Club president Ali Safak Ozturk confirmed talks had taken place with the England international over the summer.

“We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere,” Ozturk was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.

“It will be a difficult move to pull off.”

Meanwhile the Daily Mail has linked championship side Aston Villa with an ‘ambitious’ move for Wilshere.

Arsenal take on Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend.