Various reports, including Sky Sports, the Mirror, and the Telegraph, suggest that Arsenal are prepared to let Jack Wilshere leave the club on loan before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
The 24 year old midfielder missed most of last season after complications to a relatively minor broken leg, and made his first appearance in April. Although he was called up to Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2016, he looked off the pace when he played – as you would expect from a man who had barely kicked a ball all season.
He has taken part in pre-season, but has been restricted to just two substitute appearances so far this campaign. With a wealth of options in central midfield, Wilshere’s departure – if it happens – wouldn’t necessarily leave Arsenal short, as long as those remaining stayed fit.
The benefits of regular football for him are obvious, and having seen his development stagnate because of so many injuries, he really does need to play on a regular basis.
There is reported interest from Premier League clubs, as well as clubs abroad, and Arsenal would probably be more inclined to let him go further afield.
It might not also happen at all, and with the window closing tomorrow night at 11pm, something would have to be put in place very quickly.