Manchester City are said to be keen on signing Jack Wilshere at the end of the season.
Wilshere has struggled to stay fit this season, making just 10 starts, and faces a battle to get back into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans.
In recent years, City have signed Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri from the Gunners and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is also their Elite Developments coach.
The England international’s future has been clouded with some uncertainty after a few incidents off the pitch, with pictures emerging of him smoking on holiday, but still has three-years left to run on his existing deal at the Emirates – meaning prising Wilshere away from the Emirates will not be easy.
Despite his off-field behaviour, Wilshere, who is valued at £22 million by Transfermarkt.com, is highly-rated by Wenger and the fans, and unless an offer too good to turn down is tabled, the tenacious midfielder will remain at Arsenal.