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Two Premier League Rivals To Battle It Out For This Arsenal Midfielder, Wenger Has Taken Final Call

Jack Wilshere’s future at Arsenal is in serious doubt as his parent club have made no efforts to extend his contract, according to the Star.

The tabloid note that AC Milan, Everton and Manchester City would all be interested in securing Wilshere’s services if he were to leave Arsenal. Serie A giants Milan nearly snapped him up in the summer, but Bournemouth beat ’em to it.

Wilshere broke onto the scene with the Gunners as a teenager, where he fast emerged as one of the most exciting youngsters the club had produced for several years. He received a vast amount of adulation for a man of the match display against Barcelona in the Champions League but failed to replicate those sort of performances consistently.

He struggled with both form and fitness and soon found his route into the starting eleven firmly blocked by the plethora of midfield talent Arsene Wenger has at his disposal. He subsequently left on loan to Bournemouth, where he is beginning to look like the Wilshere of old.

After a broken fibula sidelined him for nearly all of last season, Wilshere has impressed for Eddie Howe with both his form and his fitness – featuring in 17 of Bournemouth’s 20 league games thus far – and only missed Tuesday’s 3-3 draw with Arsenal because he was ineligible to face his parent club.

However, as per the Star, Wilshere could well be on his way out of the Emirates on a permanent basis. They report that his future with the club is in serious doubt, with Arsenal showing no willingness to offer an extension to his current deal, which has 18 months left to run.

Arsene Wenger, despite admitting that he could do with Jack Wilshere in Arsenal’s depleted midfield at the moment, still maintains the decision to send the 25-year-old on a season-long loan to Bournemouth – without inserting a recall clause – was the right one.

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Liverpool’s Predicted Lineup To Face Bournemouth

High-Flying Liverpool will look to extend their unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions when they travel to Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth. After the goalless stalemate against Southampton, Jurgen Klopp’s men won the next two games, one in the Premier League and the other in the EFL Cup, to roar back to form. However, they will be missing their key player Philippe Coutinho in the match as he has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering an ankle injury and the Reds might find it tough to dominate the midfield. But Adam Lallana is expected to return to action which will be a big boost for the Merseyside club.

The Reds are currently sitting second in the Premier League table, one point shy of table-toppers Chelsea, and would look to consolidate their position. As Chelsea and Manchester City are set to fight it out this week, at least one of them will surely drop points and it will be a good opportunity for Liverpool to gain the advantage in the title race.

So here is the predicted lineup that Jurgen Klopp is likely to play against the Cherries:

Loris Karius:

After making a not so impressive start with the Reds, the German goalkeeper looks finally settled now. Is likely to start of Simon Mignolet at the Vitality Stadium.

Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, James Milner:

After receiving some heavy criticism for their inability to keep clean sheets, Liverpool’s back four have kept a clean sheet in their last two league games. Milner and Clyne struggled a little bit while attacking against Sunderland but are guaranteed starter against the Cherries.

Georginio Wijnaldum:

The Dutch international played did not have the finest of games when he was played into Philippe Coutinho‘s left-sided role against Leeds but it is a clear indication that Jurgen Klopp could play him there during Coutinho’s absence.

Jordan Henderson:

The Liverpool skipper has been pivotal in the midfield for his team and has completed more passes (997) than any Premier League player this season. Would look to give a dominant performance once again.

Adam Lallana:

The English international is one of the most important players in Klopp’s plan and is expected to return to the starting eleven after recovering from an injury that he sustained during international duty.

Roberto Firmino:

In Coutinho’s absence, the onus will be on the Brazilian forward to open the opposition’s defence. He has created plenty of chances this term and will be keen to perform well again.

Sadio Mane:

Mane has been struggling to do well in the last few games and will be desperate to get his old form back.

Divock Origi:

The Belgian international has scored in the last two games and with Daniel Sturridge still recovering from a calf injury, he looks set to start.

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Huge: Arsenal Handed Massive Injury Boost Before Clash Against Bournemouth

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has welcomed veteran defender Per Mertesacker’s return to training after a lengthy injury lay-off.

The 32-year old suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Lens during pre-season and has been sidelined ever since. He returned to his native Germany for an operation and has now returned to the training.

With the season entering a serious phase, the experienced Germany international’s arrival is undoubtedly a huge boost for the Gunners. Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny have done a decent job so far but they were brutally exploited by Paris Saint-Germain in the 2-2 draw last week. And maybe Wenger would be desperate to have an experienced campaigner in those crunch games.

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Wenger admitted that while the veteran centre-back will take some time before returning to action, his presence will play a vital role in keeping the other players motivated.

Wenger said:“We’ve had a welcome addition to the squad recently – Per Mertesacker has returned from a treatment break in Germany.”

“You know Per is a leader in the group, on a mental front as well. That’s the only attribute he can use at the moment but he’s an important part of the dressing room.

“He gets everybody focused and I’m sure I can rely on his help to keep the team highly motivated.”

Meanwhile, the Gunners will be desperate to bring their season back on track with a win against Bournemouth on Sunday. Arsene Wenger’s drew their last league game against Manchester United and will look to pocket all the three points to keep the pace with the leaders.Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have won their games on Saturday and another slip up might dent Arsenal’s title chances.

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New England boss fires a warning to Premier League star

Gareth Southgate fired a subtle warning to Wayne Rooney ahead of England’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers this week, claiming his captain needs to be more disciplined, despite his versatility.

Southgate was named interim boss for England’s next four games following Sam Allardyce’s shock exit last week, leaving the Football Association in a tough spot after the disastrous Euro 2016 campaign under Roy Hodgson.

Allardyce took charge of just one game for the Three Lions last month, winning their opening World Cup qualifier in Slovakia thanks to Adam Lallana’s injury-time strike, but one of the talking points from that clash was Rooney’s role in the team.

The 30-year-old featured in midfield and struggled to dictate the play, but Allardyce admitted after the game that he could play wherever he wanted due to his experience and stature at that level.

Southgate, though, is taking a different approach, making it clear that Rooney has to take some “tactical responsibility” regardless of his position.

“I think Wayne can play in a number of positions and very well,” the interim boss told his first press conference (via the Daily Mirror).

“What’s key for this team when I look at them is whatever system we play, whatever position we ask them to play, that there’s clear tactical responsibility.

“Wayne can play any number of different positions. One of the things we work on with the team is in and out of possession tactical discipline, a positional discipline so whatever position you play it is clear to the players that they understand that fully.”

Rooney has scored one goal and created a squad-high 12 chances in seven Premier League appearances for Manchester United this season, as they sit sixth on 13 points, five adrift of leaders Manchester City.

As for England, they take on Malta at Wembley on Saturday evening, before travelling to Slovenia, continuing their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Arsenal star could join Bournemouth permanently after the end of loan deal

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn has said that Jack Wilshere could make his loan deal permanent at Dean Court.

After falling down the pecking order at Arsenal, the England international made a sensational move to the Cherries in a bid to revive his career. Injury has been his biggest nemesis throughout his career and he played just one game last season. The Arrival of Granit Xhaka made the matters worse for him and to get the maximum playing time he chose to sign a surprising loan deal with Bournemouth on the deadline day of the summer transfer.  Since then, the midfielder has played three times for his new club and the chairman has revealed his desires of keeping the talented player at the club for a longer time.

Jack Wilshere could move to Bournemouth on a permanent deal after his loan deal finishes, according to the Cherries' chairman

Speaking at Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, he said: “I think anything is possible. The best we can do is integrate Jack into the team and help him fulfil what he wants.

“Whether or not we will go beyond a season, I think everything is possible.

He said that the player’s will of staying at the club or to leave will play a vital role in the deal.

“You have to be realistic and Jack may well consider his home to be back at Arsenal.If that was the case then we couldn’t disagree with his decision – and the decision will be his,” he added.

“But if there is a possibility and Eddie Howe decides that he’s somebody he wants to keep it will be up to him. He will have to persuade [owner] Maxim Demin to unload a huge treasure chest in order to keep him. That would be the $64m question – it may even be the £64m transfer fee!.

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Barclays Premier League 2015: Check where your team was at the same time last season!

The Premier League this season is already 6 weeks old and the points table has already started to take shape at both ends of the table.

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are the only two unbeaten teams in the league after match-day 6 and are occupying the first two positions in the table. Arsenal and Liverpool, who have slowly gained some dangerous form closely follow.

Sunderland, Stoke City and West Ham are at the bottom of the pile and will hope that they can turn things around quickly. But where was each club at the same time last season? Here are the positions of every club in the Premier League after match-day six of the previous season:

To make it fair, we’ve replaced last season’s 20th-placed Aston Villa’s results with those of play-off winners Hull, 19th-placed Norwich with Championship runners-up Middlesbrough and 18th-placed Newcastle with Championship winners Burnley:

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Breaking- Arsenal midfielder keen to prove ‘everyone wrong’ at his club

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere who is currently on loan at Bournemouth is keen to ‘prove everyone wrong’ as he looks to restart his career with Bournemouth.

The 24-year old is one of the highly rated talents in entire England but injuries has hampered his progress as he looks to re-kick his career with The Cherries. Wilshere has made his debut appearance for Bournemouth as his bright start meant the club clinched their first win of the season against West Brom.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is all praise for the Gooner as he shone in the game. However, the 24-year old is keen to get as many games as possible with Bournemouth before starting his career at Arsenal again next season.

“It was a good win for us,” Wilshere told the club website. “I thought we did very well and deserved the three points. It was great at the end to be on the pitch celebrating and applauding the fans — that’s what it is all about.

“Hopefully if we can keep performing like that and getting results then they will keep coming. It was also good to come on for my first minutes and get used to the way that the boys play. It’s similar to the way I am used to playing at Arsenal – I can fit into this team, I think.

“I came on in the No. 10 position and then moved to the right for the team. I can do that role and I can also play deeper. I am comfortable in all of those positions. Different games bring different problems, so we will see.

“The biggest aim for me, and I am sure everyone is aware of it, is to get as many games as possible. That was the idea coming here.

“If there’s any question mark over me I know it’s my fitness. So hopefully I can play as many games as possible, prove everyone wrong and re-kick my career.”

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Highly Cited: Premier League’s top 10 highest paid footballers this season

Paul Pogba is now the highest-paid player in the English Premier League, after his world-record move to Manchester United.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who has signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit, will earn £290,000 a week.

It is a huge jump from £65,000 a week his agent, Mino Raiola, demanded from the club in 2012, before he left for Juventus. At that time, Sir Alex Ferguson was alarmed by such demands for a young player, who only made seven first-team appearances – all as a substitute.

Pogba will now earn more than United captain, Wayne Rooney and fellow summer arrival, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Manchester dominates the top 10 earners in the EPL, with City having Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Raheem Sterling. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Eden Hazard of Chelsea also make the list.

Let’s take a quick look at Premier League’s top 10 highest paid footballers at the moment.

*All estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments

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Revealed: Wenger met Wilshere before the arsenal star left club, gave a shock WARNING!!

Arsene Wenger reportedly warned Jack Wilshere that he is playing for his Arsenal future at Bournemouth before the midfielder completed his season-long loan move.

The Sun is claiming that the Arsenal manager spoke to the England international in a tense phone call on transfer deadline day as Wilshere sought a temporary switch.

The article states that Wenger was reluctant to allow the 24-year-old midfielder to move to the Cherries on a season-long loan.

However, the same story says that Wilshere was determined to secure first-team minutes after Sam Allardyce left the midfielder out of his first England squad.

The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder made his Bournemouth debut on Saturday afternoon as Eddie Howe’s side lost 1-0 to AC Milan in a friendly at the Vitality Stadium following former Liverpool midfielder Suso’s winner.

Wilshere didn’t secure a starting spot in Arsenal’s opening three Premier League games of the new season.

The England star has fallen further down the pecking order following the £33m arrival of Switzerland defensive midfielder Granit Xhaka from Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach.

It was certainly a shocking move given Wilshere’s status at boyhood club Arsenal and his long-held reputation as one of Europe’s outstanding young players.

Wilshere, 24, has an extensive injury record starting back in 2009 when he suffered the first of many serious ankle injuries.

Despite having a minor knee injury in pre-season, Wilshere has recovered to be on the substitute’s bench for each of Arsenal’s three Premier League matches this season.

Even the Arsenal fans have been left baffled on Twitter over the news that the England man is leaving the club after all these years.

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