Palace Move for Arsenal Midfielder

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Crystal Palace emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal contract rebel Jack Wilshere, claims football.london.

While Wilshere remains keen on staying at the Emirates, it’s understood he is yet to commit his future to paper.

With Arsene Wenger now departed, the former England midfielder is keen to find out where he stands in the plans of new head coach Unai Emery.

The 25-year-old’s career is besieged by injury which robbed him of his place in Gareth Southgate’s plans for this summer.

Having fought back to fitness, Wilshere played a prominent role for Arsenal this season despite being told during the summer of 2017 that he had no future at the club.

According to Wilshere, Wenger said, “’I am going to be honest with you and at the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract, so if you can get a contract somewhere else, you can go’.”

“Obviously I was not happy with that,” he continued, “but at the same time I was happy he was being honest.”

Since then, Wenger changed his mind and became desperate to keep Wilshere. Instead, the player refused to sign a take-it-or-leave-it offer. Arsenal blinked first and now the ball is in Wilshere’s court.

Former England boss Roy Hodgson is keen to take his former charge to Selhurst Park and is poised to swoop should Emery fail to convince Wilshere he has a future in north London.