Wilshere discusses ‘difficult’ bit-part role at Arsenal

Date published: Friday 24th November 2017 9:35

Jack Wishere has admitted life is “difficult” for him at Arsenal at the moment.

The 25-year-old started again for the Gunners in last night’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to Cologne – his fourth start in the competition, but the midfielder has struggled for domestic game time.

Wilshere has played just 25 minutes for the first team, in two sub appearances and after the defeat in Germany he admitted that he may have to move to get his minutes up.

Wilshere said: “Of course I want to be playing. It’s difficult when you play every three weeks.

“It’s the same as every player. I’m still determined to win my place back, I’m working hard and we’ll see what the future holds.

Last week The Sun reported that Wilshere was close to agreeing terms on a shock January move to Spain with Real Betis.

The midfielder is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season and, with the club undecided on whether to offer him a new deal, is able to discuss a free transfer overseas from January 1.

Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson recently rubbished reports linking Wilshere with a move to Crystal Palace.

Hodgson worked with Wilshere whilst he was in charge of England, prompting newspapers to suggest he is keen to link-up again. However, he has dismissed that as agent-talk.

“It didn’t come from us – we have never mentioned his name,” Hodgson told the Croydon Advertiser.

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