One of the longest-serving players at the club is edging closer to a permanent departure, only a week after the arrival of new manager, Unai Emery.

After all the speculation, the Gunners confirmed a week ago that Unai Emery would be the man to replace Arsene Wenger ahead of next season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss is believed to be eager to ditch players who are no longer of any benefit to the team and Jack Wilshere appears to be one of them.

According to CPFC Polska, the midfielder is now close to completing a transfer to Crystal Palace.

Wilshere, who currently pockets £90,000-a-week in wages, did his best to gain more playing time last season after several years of being frustrated by injury after injury.

The 26-year-old’s contract at the Emirates stadium expired this month and he is deciding to join Palace on a free transfer according to reports this weekend.

Wilshere was recently left out of England’s squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia and that might have influenced his decision as well.

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