Jack Wilshere delivers update on Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been told to build his team around Jack Wilshere.

Former Gunners defender Martin Keown is a big fan of Wilshere and believes he’s as good as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

“It feels like the end of an era at Arsenal with everyone looking for the exit door,” Keown told talkSPORT. “Jack Wilshere encompasses the future.

“He’s like a shining light, coming back from a career that looked like it was going to be finished at the top level. He’s as good as these guys. He’s the player Arsene Wenger needs to build around, if he can trust him.

“Sanchez now looks like he’s trying to force that move out of the club. I just don’t like the feeling. There is a bad smell at the club and Wenger can never have been in a more difficult situation at the club, managerially. It must test him every day having to work in this situation.

“He’s been trying to get these players to sign for two and a half years. It’s a conversation which has never gone away and, really, what are you going to get for them now?”

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