Jack Wilshere 'considering January departure from Arsenal'

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is reportedly eager to make the switch across London to West Ham in January, in a bid to pick up some much needed game time ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

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The formation is new to Wilshere, who spent last season out on loan at Bornemouth, though the 25-year-old insists that he is enjoying his new role in ways more than one.

Although the midfielder hasn't played in the Premier League yet this season, it surely won't be too long before he does.

The England worldwide is now keen to make his first appearance in the Premier League, having impressed in his limited outings thus far.

Crystal Palace are also being credited with an interest and Wilshere will be aware he needs to be playing regularly as he attempts to force his way back into the England fold ahead of next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Whether or not the failure of the Wales national team to qualify or even make the play-offs for next summer's World Cup will affect his form for the Gunners is up to Arsene Wenger to decide.

He has options, to be fair, not least of which is the fit again and in form Jack Wilshere, who may well be going to the tournament in Russian Federation next summer with England.

The Times reports Wilshere is pondering leaving Arsenal in January in a bid to get regular first-team football, which will aid his bid to get into Southgate's midfield plans for Russian Federation.

Despite missing the last five games of the season through injury, Wilshere managed to create a club-high 34 chances for Bournemouth at a rate of 1.60 per 90 minutes.

Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in Wilshere.