After the departure of Mohamed Elneny to the African Cup of Nations and the hamstring injury to Francis Coquelin, Arsenal whose midfield was large are beginning to look and Wenger has admitted that he could do with the services of Wilshere.
The England international is spending the season on loan at Bournemouth after linking up with Eddie Howe’s side in a surprise summer transfer deadline day move.
Following a sequence of injuries, Jack Wilshere struggled for game time and the signing of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny means he has plenty of competition.
However, with the latter now at the Africa Cup of Nations for the next month and the former struggling to settle in north London, Wenger recognises that he could do with Wilshere back at this point.
‘Yes, I could use Wilshere now,’ Wenger said.
‘What looks unfair at some moment in the season is that you know at some stage you could need the player. But even at the start you need to have the right balance between competition and numbers and chances for the player to play.
‘And still today I think it was the right decision for him to go.’
Wilshere has been able to stay fit since his loan move. He would have been the perfect replacement for Santi Cazorla instead of all the shout on Ramsey.