Bolton want Wilshere loan extension

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle is keen to extend the loan spell of Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere.

The 18-year-old midfielder has made a positive impression since moving to the Reebok Stadium in January.

Coyle expects Arsenal to want the rising star back soon but feels he could benefit from staying with the Trotters.

Coyle said: "It is clear that Jack wants to be an Arsenal player - I love that about him, he's desperate to play in the Arsenal team.

"But if he wasn't going to be in the Arsenal team, I believe it would help myself, Jack and Arsenal to give me another six months.

"It would do him good staying with us and he would go back there bigger and stronger.

"All I'm saying is if Arsene and Arsenal don't think he will be playing regularly at the start of the season, give me another six months and I will give him back in January. I would love to keep him."

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