Wilshere near first-team Arsenal role which will aid World Cup bid

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The England global is now keen to make his first appearance in the Premier League, having impressed in his limited outings thus far. He has got a lovely bit of vision, a good pass on him, and I can see him releasing players with pace. He's very close now to be considered like anyone else. He didn't want me to play as a left-winger.

And while critics have suggested Wilshere may have to leave the Emirates Stadium in order to boost his chances of being called up to the Three Lions squad who will contest the Russian Federation 2018 finals, Wenger does not believe that is the case.

His contract with the Gunners is set to expire at the end of the season and given that he is not getting regular game time, he could leave the club in January in order to try and push for a place in the England squad during next summer's World Cup. We should have won the game'.

His early career has been devastated by injuries but every flicker of form commands attention because of a lack of genuine midfield options available to England boss Gareth Southgate.

Wilshere's main issue is fitness.

West Ham are said to be considering making a move for Wilshere, with Bilic deliberating over whether or not to bring the England global to the London Stadium. It is nearly a year since he was named in an global squad. Jack is more of a number 10 than any other player [available to England]. "He can play in tight areas".

And Wilshere, who is yet to feature in the Premier League during the current campaign, hopes the side can maintain their run at Watford on Saturday.

He was linked with a loan move to Aston Villa in August and former England boss Roy Hodgson is keen to take him to Palace in January.

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