Trabzonspor chief Muharrem Usta has revealed that the Turkish club held talks to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere in the summer transfer window.
The midfielder is surplus to requirements at the north London club and was expected to move on this summer. However, despite reported interest from a number of clubs in the midfielder, the injury-prone star remained at the club.
It seems Turkey was a possible destination, with Usta telling Turkish-Football: “I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere,”
“We wanted him on loan and were close to a deal but the move stalled at the last moment.”
Wilshere’s career is in limbo
Once the wonder boy of English football, Jack Wilshere’s football career is now in limbo. The 25 midfielder is out of contract with Arsenal next summer, but the Gunners look unlikely to offer him a contract extension.
The midfielder spent last season on loan at Bournemouth to play first-team football in the Premier League. However, despite making 27 appearances for the Cherries before an inevitable injury, the midfielder failed to shine for Eddie Howe’s side. Wilshere failed to live up to expectations on the south coast and returned to Arsenal this summer.
Set to play in the Europa League
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to rotate his squad for Thursday nights Europa League clash with Koln and could be set to pick the midfielder in his starting line-up for the clash. It will be Wilshere’s first appearance for the Gunners first team in over a year.
The game seems like a chance for the midfielder to prove that he his still has a future at Arsenal. However, Wenger may take a lot of persuading that Wilshere can still fulfil his potential, as the midfielder through injury and poor form currently looks unlikely to ever be a first team regular at the Emirates Stadium.
Jack Wilshere is still an Arsenal player and Gunners fans will be hoping that he can put in a good display against the German side. However, they know that at some point in the near future he will pick up an injury that will set him back once again.
The midfielder’s promise has come to very little in recent years and everybody connected with Arsenal seems to have lost patience with the homegrown star. However, until he leaves the club most Gunners fans will still have a tiny belief that the midfielder can still play a part in the clubs future.
Can Jack Wilshere force his way back into the Arsenal team on a regular basis?