Arsene Wenger has really surprised many of us in recent weeks after the French manager went ahead and decided to spend more than £50million on bringing Skhodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez at Arsenal.
Needless to say, the two signings were badly needed for the club. However, Wenger has also adapted a ruthless approach in seeing off the players he does not see fit to be at the Emirates this season.
Likes of Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Thomas Rosciky and Callum Chambers have already left and now is the time for Jack Wilshere to consider his future after Wenger has asked the English midfield star to find a new club before the end of summer transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, Wilshere is currently Arsenal’s fifth choice central midfield player behind the likes of Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny. Wenger has given no assurances to Wilshere of how many games will he get to start this season.
Sky Sources understand that Wilshere is now prepared to leave Emirates in order to find a suitable club for him and where he can kick-start his career which has been on a downward hill for a long time.
Wilshere was left out of Sam Allardyce’s first England squad as the Big Sam is keen to pick only those players who are regular for their clubs. Sky Sources understand that Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and possibly Serie A side Bologna are in the line to sign Wilshere on a season-long loan.
Wilshere is open to the idea of moving abroad if it means to revive his Arsenal career. Although there have been no formal bids made for the player but the safe money is on Wilshere to leave the club before the end of summer transfer window.
What does it mean for Wilshere?
For once, it will do the player good as he will be away from the hype of being an Arsenal player who epitomizes the Arsenal style of play. He first needs to be fit and out there on the pitch week-in-week-out to be able to justify the tag of being called a special player.
If I were Wilshere, I would look for a mid table Premier League side and prove the doubters wrong with a stellar 2016/17 season. Now is the time for little Jack to come of age and be the player we have all been waiting for last 5-6 seasons now.