Pep Guardiola, wherever he goes, has always aimed to build teams based around local talent and it seems as if he is looking at Arsenal for three more homegrown players. Pep is also thought to be heavily interested in Everton’s John Stones, but it is a trio of Arsenal players where he is reportedly currently focussing his attention. Here are the three players he wants from The Emirates and why he might want them.
1 – Jack Wilshere
Super Jack. Wilshere is set to be included in England’s Euro 2016 squad and if he manages to remain fit for the duration of the competition, it is expected he will be offered a new contract at Arsenal. However several large clubs, including Manchester City are expressing an interest in Wilshere and their interest is also likely to increase should the midfielder impress this summer. Wilshere is known to be a player in love with Arsenal, but there are concerns about whether he will play in his favoured central midfield role, with Arsenal signing two young central midfielders in the last two windows (Granit Xhaka and Mohammed Elneny). Alongside Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla, Wilshere faces an uphill task getting back into those central midfield spots and if Pep Guardiola could offer him guarantees that he will play in a central role then his loyalty to Arsenal may fade a little. Of course there has been no official word from the player apart from that he loves Arsenal but is frustrated when playing out wide. It remains to be seen what happens here but Pep is interested. Nothing will happen until after the Euros, where he hopefully shines and comes through unscathed.