Wenger welcomes Aliadiere back to Arsenal for training stint

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Wilshere, 26, is out of contract at the end of the season with a number of high-profile clubs ready to pounce if he becomes a free agent.

Quizzed again on the issue at a press conference held before Thursday night's [22 February] Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium, the manager once again expressed his desire to see Wilshere sign on the dotted line.

Aliadiere insists Wenger is "the best coach and manager" he has ever had, adding: "It's a unusual one because I don't see him or talk to him often but when we do see each other then we're just happy to have a chat".

"Even with a muscular injury you lose it [faith in your body] quickly".

Welbeck is 27 and his contract expires next year but Wenger added: 'I want to keep him because he has gone through a torrid time and come out well'. 'It gives you an arrogance but when you lose that belief in your body, your arrogance is hit and you are lost.

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But Wenger remains hopeful of persuading Wilshere to stay and admits he wants a swift conclusion to the ongoing talks.

If Welbeck can continue to progress, Wenger maintains he should not be discounted as an option for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation. He might not be a goalscorer like Harry Kane but for England he can perfectly play with Kane because he can play on the flanks'.

"There was a time when I remember he played for England in Switzerland and he looked absolutely marvellous".

"I like him because he can play left, right or up front", he said.

'He's a player we'd all like to come back. It's hard to imagine a guy who has basically been one and a half years out.

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