Jack Wilshere has dismissed talk about a possible move to Manchester City in the near future, stating that he will not consider a move to a club who want him because he is homegrown.
The Citizens are reportedly interested in signing Wilshere this summer to fill up their homegrown quota, something they failed to do last season.
They are already preparing a mega move for Raheem Sterling, who has been reported to be available for a fee in the range of £40m ($62.2m) this summer. The 2013/14 Champions are also willing to spend £30m ($46.6m) on Wilshere if he acquiesces to a move.
Sterling and Wilshere are the two most precocious talents in the England setup and while fulfilling the homegrown quota, will also add some quality to the squad, which will be challenging for the title next season.
Wilshere was out for five months in the recently concluded campaign and is likely to start for the Three Lions against Slovenia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. The 23-year-old stressed that he would like to stay in Arsenal for the foreseeable future and wants to be loved by the club where he has spent the better part of his life.
"I definitely would not go somewhere just because I am a homegrown player. I'd want to be wanted by a club, I want to be wanted by Arsenal. I have grown up at Arsenal, and as long as Arsenal want me, then I am happy," Wilshere said, as quoted by the Mirror.
The midfielder also refused to change his style of play, which experts believe is the reason for his persistent injuries. Wilshere prefers to run with the ball, which attracts tackles and leads to injuries like what happened against Manchester United at the Emirates where he was hacked down by Paddy McMair.
"When I was injured, a few people said I should change my game - should get it and pass it. It did go through my head, I thought, 'Maybe they are right, maybe I should'. but as soon as I came back and I got on the ball, I just wanted to run with it.
"There are things I can do... you look at the best dribblers in the world, Messi and Iniesta, it seems to stick to their foot, so I can work on that when I am dribbling. But I am never going to change my game," he concluded.