Wilshere is making his comeback from injury after breaking his leg last season
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Roy Hodgson wants to offer Jack Wilshere a route out of Arsenal by signing him for Crystal Palace in January.
The former England boss has been given the task of turning the Eagles’ season around after losing their opening four league matches under Frank de Boer.
Hodgson is a huge fan of Wilshere – whose career at Arsenal has stalled following a series of serious injuries – and believes he would be an ideal fit, according to the Daily Mail.
A loan spell at Bournemouth, which had started well, ended early last season after he broke his leg playing against Tottenham.
And while he is expected to play a part in Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Koln, he has an uphill task to rediscover the form which made him a central part of Arsene Wenger’s plans.
Hodgson spoke with Jim White on talkSPORT on Wednesday, outlining his plans for Crystal Palace, but is bullish that he can move the Eagles away from the relegation zone.
He told Jim White: “The pressure has always been there and it’ll only get stronger.
“The money improves every year and the thought of relegation gets more and more frightening for the teams that are going to be threatened by it, so there’s no doubt the pressure has increased.
“But you take on every job knowing what the benefits and the shortfalls and problems are likely to be and I go into this job with open eyes, with great enthusiasm and a great energy which has certainly been boosted by the fact I’ve had a bit of time away from the game.
“It will be tough, of course, but it won’t just be tough for us, it’ll be tough for a few teams.
“We’re four games in and the start has been a poor one, we can’t deny that, but there’s 38 games in the league season and there’s 34 more to play and quite frankly the relegation issues are not going to be decided this side of Christmas, they’re probably not going to be decided this side of Easter.
“I’m certain we will pull away from the mire and I’m very confident the players we have here will help us achieve our goal, which is to make certain we don’t get relegated.”