Jack Wilshere is considering leaving Arsenal

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However, Wenger has insisted that Wilshere does not have to leave North London in order to feature at next summer's World Cup, claiming that the player is beginning to play to his full potential.

The 25-year-old is yet to feature for Arsenal in the Premier League this season but boss Arsene Wenger has intimated he will play his part and he retains faith in the England global despite his well-documented injury history. He didn't want me to play as a left-winger.

Wilshere has made only three appearances and has not played in the Premier League since returning to Arsenal following a season on loan at Bournemouth which was curtailed by a broken leg.

Wenger said today: "I believe Jack is in the best form for a long time".

Wilshere, whose deal expires in the summer of 2018, has been set a December deadline to convince Arsenal he is worthy of a new deal, which he can only justify with regular appearances and an injury-free spell in the team.

"He is very close to be considered like everyone else". If keeps going like he is going at the moment, he will go to the World Cup, I am sure.

"I don't see how a fit Jack Wilshire won't go to the World Cup".

Wilshere though has not played for his country since coming on as a half-time sub during last year's disastrous European Championship defeat to Iceland.

Boss Gareth Southgate warned Wilshere he has to be "playing at a good level" to return to the fray.

So far this season, Wenger has only used the 25-year-old in Europa League and Carabao Cup matches. He can open spaces, he can play in tight areas and he can get out of tight areas as well'.

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