Arsenal allowing Jack Wilshere to join Liverpool would be madness

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal is closed down by Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

The Arsenal man has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on November 23, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

According to the Sun, Liverpool have identified Gunners ace Jack Wilshere as the ideal replacement for Emre Can in the summer, as Jürgen Klopp looks to poach another of Arsenal's England international's, following last summer's capture of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Gunners fans are currently in buoyant mood, following the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but they could be left disappointed at the end of the season, if Wilshere ends up leaving for Anfield.

The 26-year-old is Arsenal through and through, and he is the darling of the Emirates faithful.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal v Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 21, 2017 in London, England.

Arsene Wenger must do everything within his power to ensure that Wilshere remains at Arsenal, if the feel-good factor is to remain at the Emirates for the foreseeable future.

The England international has played a major role for the Gunners this season, since returning from injury, and he has showcased the kind of form that saw him rise to prominence in north London nine years ago.

He has proven that he is vital to the way in which Arsenal play, and he makes them tick with his tight ball control, short bursts of pace, and wonderful dispersion of the football.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal celebrates victory with fans during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

According to the Sun, the Gunners have offered the 26-year-old a new contract, but with a reduced weekly wage, including appearance-related incentives.

Liverpool are reportedly ready to offer Wilshere similar terms to his current deal at the Emirates, and Arsenal absolutely must not allow him to leave for Merseyside.

Signing him up on a new deal would be another boost for the Gunners, as they look to re-establish themselves as an elite European club.

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