Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere may be set for a January move to Spanish side Real Betis as he struggles for game time at The Emirates.
The England international is in the final year of his contract in North London, and, so far, there have been no discussions about extending his stay, Manager Arsene Wenger stated last week that Wilshere’s contract position needed to be resolved by December, whilst admitting at the same time that the player is effectively competing with Mesut Ozil for the same position.
Wilshere is desperate for more playing time, as he still harbours ambitions of forcing his way into England’s World Cup squad next year. His first team appearances so far this season have been limited to Europa League and Carabao Cup matches, apart from brief cameo appearances in the Premier League in Arsenal’s away trips to Everton and Manchester City.
Now it appears that a move to Betis could be on the cards. The Spanish side tried to sign Wilshere in the summer, but, at the time, the player decided to try and fight for his place with The Gunners. This time around they may be successful, unless Arsenal and Wilshere can come to some sort of agreement in the meantime.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.