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Jack Wilshere rejected shock transfer this summer to fight for Arsenal place

England midfielder opted against move away from the Emirates and instead decided to try and work his way into Arsene Wengers plans

JACK WILSHERE reportedly rejected a move to Trabzonspor to fight for his Arsenal place last month.

The England international is in the final year of his contract at the Gunners.

Jack Wilshere rejected a move to Turkey to fight for his Arsenal future

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Jack Wilshere rejected a move to Turkey to fight for his Arsenal future

Trabzonspor held talks with the midfielder about a season-long loan move

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Trabzonspor held talks with the midfielder about a season-long loan move

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And after spending last season with Bournemouth, he has opted to remain in North London to try and salvage his career with the club.

That is the claim from the Evening Standard, who say that Arsene Wenger was prepared to let the 25-year-old depart this summer.

Sunsport exclusively revealed that the Turkish side were willing to offer the midfielder an opportunity to showcase his talents and help build himself up back to full fitness.

But after assessing all his options, Wilshere decided that he was ready to fight for his Emirates future in the capital.

Trabzonspor boss Muharrem Usta told Turkish Football: “I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere.

“We wanted him on loan and were close to a deal but the move stalled at the last moment.”

Arsene Wenger was willing to allow the 25-year-old to leave the Emirates

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Arsene Wenger was willing to allow the 25-year-old to leave the Emirates

Jack Wilshere decided to remain in North London and try to break into Wengers plans

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Jack Wilshere decided to remain in North London and try to break into Wenger’s plans

Fellow Turkish side Antalyaspor and Premier League duo Newcastle and Swansea were also keen on the ace.

Arsenal were looking for an upfront fee of £15m to sign Wilshere permanently.

Or at least figure of around the £2m Bournemouth paid to take him on loan a year ago.

Jack Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth

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Jack Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth

He did his chances of breaking into the Arsenal side no good when he was sent-off off for the U23s last month

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He did his chances of breaking into the Arsenal side no good when he was sent-off off for the U23s last month

Wilshere is set for his first start of the season against Cologne on Thursday

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Wilshere is set for his first start of the season against Cologne on Thursday

The star did his chances of breaking into Wenger’s starting XI no good when red mist descended and he received his marching orders for the club’s Under-23s last month against Manchester City.

However, he is expected to be given an opportunity to impress against Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday.

Alexis Sanchez, who is also in the last year of his contract, is also expected to start.

Alexis Sanchez is also set to play in the Europa League clash

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Alexis Sanchez is also set to play in the Europa League clash

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