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Wilshere set for Arsenal return?

There is speculation that Jack Wilshere could be set to return to Arsenal this summer, not in a playing but coaching capacity.

A vacancy has opened up at under-23 level after it was announced that current head coach Kevin Betsy had been poached by League Two side Crawley Town to be their new manager.

And he has taken under-18 coach Dan Micciche with him to be his assistant.

That has led to speculation that former player, coach, and interim manager Freddie Ljundberg could once again return to the club to work with the youngsters, having already played a key role in the development of talent like Bukayo Saka.

Meanwhile, there may also be an opportunity for Wilshere. He spent time training with the club earlier in the year, and combined that with some youth coaching.

He has just had a spell in Danish football with Aarhus, but has hinted that if the right opportunity came along, he is ready to hang up his boots and devote himself to coaching.

The ultimate decision lies with Per Mertesacker, head of youth development at the Emirates, but it would be a surprise if those two names were not high on his list.

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