Why Emery should have given Wilshere new contract – Wenger reveals

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Arsene Wenger has compared Jack Wilshere to both Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe as the former Arsenal star edges closer making a decision over his future. Wilshere ended his 17-year association with Arsenal earlier this month following talks with new manager Unai Emery, who warned the 26-year-old he was unlikely to start next season as a first team regular. The England international, who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, is now a free agent and assessing a number of options, including the possibility moving to Turkish side Fenerbache who would be getting a bargain, according to Wenger.

‘Jack wilshere is a playmaker a guy who is a bit of a Messi type,’ Wenger told beIN Sports. ‘He makes me think about Mbappe because I played him at 17 years of age because he was an exceptional talent. ‘Unfortunately he has been stopped early by big injuries around his ankle. I believe now he comes out of it and is an exceptional footballer.



‘He can get past people and give the final ball, has a fantastic football brain and he is a great guy as well. ‘When you have gone through what he has gone through you need to be mentally very strong. ‘He can take pressure believe me I would say he would be a creative addition if he goes to Fenerbahce.’





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