Jack Wilshere: Five potential loan destinations

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In an unprecedented move, Arsene Wenger has made Jack Wilshere available for loan.

The Arsenal midfielder has long struggled with injuries and following Granit Xhaka's arrival at the Emirates Stadium earlier this summer - never mind the sheer amount of competition for places anyway - it would seem regular football isn't guaranteed.

According to The Sun, Wilshere demanded crisis talks with Wenger after being left out of Sam Allardyce's England squad for the international break.


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And the former West Ham manager's reasoning? Lack of minutes.

"If Jack Wilshere was playing every week for Arsenal, he would be in the squad," Allardyce said, "but unfortunately, he isn’t.

"Jack just hasn't had enough game time. Hopefully he will get that in the future at Arsenal."

So, all that remains is for Wilshere to find a new club before the summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Wednesday - but where could he go?

Well, using Sky Bet, we've taken a look at his five most likely destinations and analysed whether it would be a wise move for the Englishman.


The Old Lady are surprise favourites to sign Wilshere on loan but, truth be told, it could potentially represent a good move for both parties.

Having sold Paul Pogba to Manchester United earlier this month, Juventus are on the lookout for an able replacement and Wilshere - who could do with some experience outside of the Premier League - ticks all the boxes.

But a word of warning: whilst he would thrive alongside the likes of Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic, it's worth questioning whether the 24-year-old would get sufficient game time in Turin considering the squad depth at Massimiliano Allegri's disposal.

WEST HAM / 4-1

West Ham would be a good career move for Wilshere, whose ability would be welcomed with open arms at the London Stadium.

Slaven Bilic's side have endured a poor start to the new Premier League season and the Croatian would likely play the Englishman week in, week out in the centre of the park and alongside Mark Noble.

Joining the Hammers would hold sentimental value, too, after Wilshere said in 2011: "My family have always been West Ham fans, so growing up I used to go and watch them and so I was a West Ham supporter."


Jack Wilshere in a Valencia shirt? No chance.


Now we're talking. Wilshere would be the star man at Selhurst Park if he joined Alan Pardew's side and such a role would undoubtedly help him progress.

Alongside Yohan Cabaye in midfield, the England international would be given the freedom to roam and flaunt his passing and dribbling ability.

With Christian Benteke, Conor Wickham, Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend to aim for, Wilshere's creativity would come to the fore.

EVERTON / 12-1

Again, it's difficult to picture Wilshere donning an Everton shirt, but he represents an upgrade on Ronald Koeman's current crop of midfielders.

Gareth Barry, whilst a solid midfielder, adds very little going forward; Idrissa Gueye is yet to prove his worth; and James McCarthy wants out after being dropped for Saturday's win over Stoke City.

Wilshere in behind Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and Yannick Bolasie - now that's a scary thought.

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