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Reports from the Daily Mail claims Arsenal will hand Mesut Ozil the number 10 jersey which was previously worn by Jack Wilshere who is set to leave his boyhood club on a free transfer this month.
Wilshere has worn Arsenal’s No.10 shirt since Robin van Persie left to join Manchester United in August 2012. But Ozil now wants to inherit the number after Wilshere’s departure.
The German play maker has been wearing the No.11 shirt at Arsenal since he joined from Real Madrid for £42.5 million in 2013.
Meanwhile,West Ham are interested in signing Jack Wilshere, according to Sky Sports.
The Hammers are keen on a free transfer for the boyhood fan.
A number of other clubs, though, are tracking Wilshere, 26.
Wilshere was offered fresh terms by Arsenal but after speaking to new boss Emery decided he would be better off moving on.
“I can confirm that I will be leaving Arsenal Football Club when my contract expires at the end of June,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Following a number of extensive conversations with those at the club, and in particular a recent meeting with the new manager, Unai Emery, I felt that I was ultimately left with little choice but to make the decision that I have due to purely footballing reasons.
“As has widely been reported I, along with my representative, have been in talks with the club for a number of months with the view to signing a new contract to extend my stay at the Emirates.
“My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player. I have been on the books at Arsenal for 17 years and have always felt part of the fabric of the club. Such was my desire to stay that I had in fact recently agreed to sign a financially reduced contract in order to commit my future to the club.
“However, following my meeting with the new manager I was made aware that although the reduced contract offer remained, it was made clear to me that my playing time would be significantly reduced should I decide to stay.”