Arsenal FC reportedly wants to send their 24-year-old English central midfielder and Academy product Jack Wilshere on loan before the transfer deadline day on Wednesday giving him a chance to revive his injury-plagued football career according to various reports from ESPN.
Wilshere has seemingly lost his place as a regular starter in the Gunners’ squad after missing nearly all of last season with a broken ankle and will be reportedly allowed to go out on a season-long loan in search of regular playing time.
He could be one of the several players to exit the Emirates Stadium temporarily before the 2016 summer transfer window officially closes on Wednesday (31/08/2016), with 21-year old English centre-back Calum Chambers also set to leave the club for a season-long loan move to fellow Premier League club and recently promoted Middlesbrough.
The England international midfielder has struggled to regain his place in the Gunners’ side this term and has played just 37 minutes so far in three Premier League games.
Last year’s third-placed Italian club AS Roma are said to have made an offer to sign Jack Wilshere on loan. The Giallorossi who have also signed Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny on loan for a 2nd successive season want to take Wilshere too. The Arsenal No.10 will be allowed to go abroad this season to experience regular first-team football this season.
La Liga side Valencia CF are also watching developments regarding the Wilshere loan saga and the 24-year-old midfielder.
Wilshere made his Arsenal debut against Blackburn Rovers in September 2008 and soon afterward became only the fifth U-17 player to feature in a Champions League game when the North London club faced Ukranian side Dynamo Kyiv in a group encounter that season. This was followed by an England national team debut aged 18 in August 2010, but since then a succession of varied injuries have limited Wilshere to 159 Arsenal caps and 34 England caps. He only made three appearances for the Gunners last season after fracturing his left fibula.
Former England manager Roy Hodgson selected Wilshere for Euro 2016 despite a broken leg ruining his 2015-16 season and restricting him to just two Arsenal first-team starts, but the new incoming English manager Sam Allardyce has already made it clear that he is unlikely to be so forgiving by leaving Wilshere out of the squad for the 2018 World cup qualifier against Slovakia on 4th September.
Wilshere had previously experienced a 5-month loan spell at Bolton Wanderers in 2010.
Thus Wilshere has less than 48 hours to find a club to take him on loan before the Wednesday’s transfer deadline in order to prove himself to club manager Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal supporters around the world. He could be the second established England international in the Premier League to move on loan this week, with 29-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart set to move to Italian Seria A side Torino.
Arsenal boss Wenger still sees Wilshere as a central part of his long-term plans for the club but is ready to loan him out in order to help him get regular games and work his way back to his best.
With just two days remaining in the 2016 summer transfer window, anything might happen with respect to the Wilshere loan deal. Let us just wait and hope for the best to happen.
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