Wilshere's Arsenal Future in Doubt as He Seeks World Cup Place

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His contract with the Gunners is set to expire at the end of the season and given that he is not getting regular game time, he could leave the club in January in order to try and push for a place in the England squad during next summer's World Cup.

Jack Wilshere will prioritise his England prospects over his Arsenal future, according to a report on Wednesday.

But Wenger doesn't believe that is the case and he is certain that if Wilshere continues on his current path at Arsenal, he will be part of the England squad next summer. He didn't want me to play as a left-winger.

"I believe Jack is in the best form I have seen him in for a long time", Wenger told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. "He has played games already for us and he will play many more". He is very close to being considered like everybody else.

Wilshere is gradually returning to the Arsenal fold following recovering from an ankle injury and has played in the Europa League and the EFL Cup this season for the Gunners.

The 25-year-old made a full recovery from a broken leg prior to the worldwide break, playing the full 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers and in the Europa League success at BATE Borisov.

"I don't see Jack being fully fit and not going to the World Cup".

When asked recently about his preferred position for Arsenal, Wilshere said: "I can play in the deeper midfield role, which I did against Doncaster, and then I went and played on the left".

Gareth Southgate appears to be one of them. He can open spaces, he can play in tight areas and he can get out of tight areas as well'.

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