The arrivals of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi sent Arsenal supporters into a frenzy yesterday, but this latest news has them showing mixed feelings.
Arsenal are willing to let Jack Wilshere leave on a temporary basis, with several Premier League sides interested in taking the midfielder on a season-long loan deal.
Injuries have plagued Wilshere’s Arsenal career and as such, he has been unable to regain his place in the starting line-up. The England midfielder has appeared twice for Arsenal this season – as a substitute – with Arséne Wenger preferring the combination of Granit Xhaka, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Mohammed El Neny.
Wenger reportedly told Wilshere his first-team opportunities would be limited if he remains at Arsenal this season and, clubs have now been alerted to the availability of the 24-year old.
The competition for a starting spot in the Gunners’ central midfield is expected to be fierce this season, so Wilshere has been told he can leave on loan.
Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Watford and clubs outside England have made offers for Wilshere, who has not been selected in the England squad by new boss Sam Allardyce in the nation’s next round of qualifiers.
Meanwhile, the latest from Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol is Wilshere wants to remain in England and play in the Premier League.
Kaveh [SkyKaveh] tweeted :”Jack Wilshere choosing Crystal Palace or Bournemouth… turning down Champions League football with Benfica or Sporting Lisbon?”
Wilshere was allegedly in talks with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and Alan Pardew of Crystal Palace yesterday, hence, either of the two clubs could be Wilshere’s next.
Born in Stevenage, Wilshere made his Arsenal debut in 2008 and has made just 105 league appearances for the Gunners. But despite his quality, his career and future at Arsenal are in doubt.
With two years left on his contract at the Emirates, if he leave Arsenal and goes to do exceptionally well at another side, he will be in a strong position to fight for his place at Arsenal when he returns.