Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is considering quitting the club in January to force a move to another Premier League side where he will be able to get more first-team action in an attempt to break into the England squad for the 2018 World Cup, according to a report from the Daily Star.

The midfielder is desperate to get regular first-team minutes and it is understood that he wants a move to fellow London club West Ham United.

The Gunners will not consider a loan move for Wilshere and if he joins West Ham in January, it will have to be on a permanent basis.

Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport

The Hammers were interested in signing Wilshere on loan in the summer but Arsenal were only interested in a permanent deal and slapped a £20m valuation on him, which led to Slaven Bilic pursuing other targets.

The 25-year-old believes that if he is given the right amount of playing time, he can prove to England manager Gareth Southgate that he is worthy of a place on the plane to Russia next summer.

The midfielder has featured twice in the UEFA Europa League for Arsenal this season and has been impressive. He is yet to appear in the Premier League.

Wilshere can also take inspiration from Joe Hart, who made a loan move to West Ham. His game time at the London Stadium has helped him to retain his number one spot for England.

The Hammers will face competition from Crystal Palace, who want Wilshere to fire them away from relegation this season.

 

Read more from Abdullah Mulla