But with Partey, Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock, Emile Smith Rowe and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all as midfield options, Mikel Arteta already has a lot of competition for places.
In a conversation with talkSPORT last week, Wilshere hinted that he may be looking to move overseas as he searches for a new club.
He said: “I thought I might have better luck this year but I’m grateful to him. [David Moyes] that he made me understand that I was not [in his plans] and it was probably in my best interest to go out and try to find something else, so I did and here I am.
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“I’ve been in good shape since February and I’m ready to go. I knew I wasn’t going to play West Ham and could have stayed and sat there, but I thought I couldn’t waste another year of my career. “