According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is considering leaving north London in January in search of first-team football.
The report claims that Wilshere is desperate to play regular first-team football to improve his chances of going to next year’s World Cup. Regular first-team action in the Premier League seems unlikely at the moment for the midfielder.
Unlikely to have a future at Arsenal
Wilshere will have just six months left on his contract at Arsenal in January. It is unclear whether he will be offered a new deal in north London. The fact that he has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League suggests that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe the midfielder is in his long-term plans.
There have been claims that Wenger is not rushing the 25-year-old back into action. However, he has featured in the League Cup and the Europa League too this season.
How long will he stay fit for this season?
Jack Wilshere’s injury problems are well documented. The midfielder seems to be made of china. The number of injuries he has sustained in his career has no doubt affected his body and his development.
Last season, Wilshere managed to make 29 Premier League appearances on loan at Bournemouth before sustaining an injury. For the midfielder that is relatively good going considering his injury record. In fact, Wilshere had only made more top-flight appearances than last season once in his career.
For all his ability, as he does have ability, there is also the nagging doubt in the back of your mind thinking when he is going to pick up his next injury. Even how long will he stay fit for this time around before the next problem?
Maybe he needs to leave Arsenal
For so long Jack Wilshere has been highly rated, only for injuries to hamper his career. Maybe Arsenal is not the place for the midfielder to further his career. The 25-year-old failed to pull up any trees at Bournemouth.
However, there is ability there with the midfielder. There must be a manager or a club that can keep Wilshere fit and help him develop.
A recall to the England squad is not a million miles away for the midfielder, as the Three Lions have a dearth of creative midfielders. Playing regularly elsewhere from January may just help the midfielder to start producing on a regular basis and in turn into the World Cup squad.
Should Arsenal allow Jack Wilshere to leave in January?