If the latest reports are to be believed Arsenal have made a surprising decision (by their standards) to put up Jack Wilshere for a loan move in order for him to gain first-team football. Wilshere has been one of the most frustrating story of over-hyped English players and the most frustrating part of it is that the player might not have been overhyped after all. Yeah, crazy right? The curiously strong relationship between Wenger and Wilshere was almost that of a father and his truant son. They were inseparable even though Wilshere has been failing to repay the faith shown in him by the club and father-figure Wenger for a while now.
Legend has it that Wilshere’s love-story with smoking outside nightclubs is better than Twilight. Feel free to laugh along with me to that joke (cheapshot?). Anyway keeping his brain-fuddling Arsenal career aside we look at 3 Premier League clubs where he could actually have some minutes, provided he can stay fit of course.
Aitor Karanka has high ambitions for the Teesiders and has gone about accordingly in the transfer market. With the latest addition being Calum Chambers from Arsenal on loan, the duo of Wilshere and Chambers will find it easier to settle. Karanka puts special emphasis on the double-pivot and the injury to Marten De Roon has unsettled the balance of his side. Though Clayton and Forshaw have done their job defensively till now, getting Wilshere if available, will be a no-brainer. He will provide class and creativity in midfield and it is something Boro desperately need now.
WEST HAM UNITED
This will be a tricky transfer but a viable one for the player and the Hammers. Moving to a London rival will have its own complications but West Ham’s ambitions could be aided by someone of Wilshere’s calibre. The Hammers have looked short of much creativity in the absence of Dmitri Payet and could use some invention and trickery from the midfield to provide a different dimension to the direct and physical approach of the likes of Antonio and Kouyate. Wilshere would not be too averse to joining given the stature of the club and his staying in the Premier League and also in London will certainly entice him.
Alan Pardew has been going through a low phase as Palace manager with a single point from 3 games. While they have bolstered their attack and defence to an extent, somehow things are not clicking together and Wilshere can be the perfect player to dictate play from the central midfield and join the defence to attack.
His dribbling ability and close control would add a different dimension to the Eagles and he can also be utilised in the No.10 role. A signing of someone like Wilshere will be a perfect boost for the team low on morale.