Arsenal Agree To Let Wilshere Leave Following Crunch Talks With Wenger
Arsenal have agreed to let Jack Wilshere leave on loan before tomorrow night’s transfer deadline following crunch talks between the club and player
The transfer window is now drawing to a close so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Jack Wilshere is set to leave on loan…
Arsenal have agreed to let Jack Wilshere leave on loan before tomorrow night’s transfer deadline after the midfielder held crunch talks with Arsene Wenger, according to the Mirror.
Wilshere has been with Arsenal his entire career having joined the clubs youth system as a kid and was heralded as a future captain having burst in to the first team set-up as a 16-year-old in 2008.
However, Jack’s career has been plagued by a series of serious injury problems and the midfielder has been restricted to making just 17 Premier League appearances over the last two seasons.
The 24-year-old recovered from a broken leg in time to play a small part in our run-in last year and took part in six England international’s over the summer – including making three appearances at Euro 2016.
However, after playing just 37 minutes so far this campaign, he missed out on Sam Allardyce’s first England squad with the new Three Lions boss citing a lack of playing time as the key reason behind Wilshere’s omission.
It looks like that was the final straw for Jack as the Mirror claim that he held crunch talks with Wenger where he expressed his fears about a lack of playing time this season following the arrival of Granit Xhaka.
The newspaper says that while Wenger still sees Wilshere as a key part of his long-term plans, he’s agreed to let the midfielder leave on loan to get some much-needed regular first team football in a bid to kick start his career.
I’m sure this news will alert a whole host of clubs, not only in the Premier League but also throughout Europe, but it’s highly unlikely that we’ll sanction any deal to a direct domestic rival.
I fully understand Jack’s concerns over playing time as there is a lot of competition for places in the middle of the park following the arrivals of Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny over the past eight months but I’d still be disappointed to see him leave.
It’s going to be a long, hard season and we’ll no doubt pick up the inevitable injuries along the way. Aaron Ramsey is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury while Santi Cazorla’s Achilles has been giving him problems over the past year so I don’t think it’s a wise decision to loan out such a talented player.
However, it’s probably best for Wilshere’s career as he needs regular game time so I think this is another example of Wenger doing right by the player rather than looking out for what’s best for Arsenal.
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Let’s see what happens as there is still no guarantee a deal will be agreed before Wednesday night’s 11pm deadline but if he is available for loan, I’d be surprised if the likes of West Ham and Everton aren’t already on the phone to his agent.
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