I’d bring Wilshere back and let Ozil go – Wilkins

Date published: Wednesday 7th December 2016 2:35

Ray Wilkins thinks Arsenal should bring Jack Wilshere back from Bournemouth and let Mesut Ozil leave the club.

Wilshere is currently out on a season-long loan deal with Eddie Howe’s men, while Ozil is in the middle of contract negotiations with the club.

Ozil’s current deal expires in 2018 and both parties are reportedly thought to be a way apart on their valuation of the player.

However, Wilkins doesn’t see potentially losing Ozil as as issue as he thinks the club have a ready-made replacement in Wilshere.

“I’d have Sanchez, all day long,” Wilkins told talkSPORT. “I’d bring Jack Wilshere back and let Ozil go.

“I think Jack is thoroughly enjoying himself at Bournemouth. He is actually playing week in, week out and you can see progress he is making.

“Thankfully he is over the injury problems he has had in the past.

“I think Jack Wilshere could be the equal of Ozil, if not better.

“He has a total commitment around the pitch. Ozil has wonderful touches but when he plays against the big teams sometimes you see him go missing.”

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