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Arsenal open to letting Jack Wilshere leave on loan to get first-team football

The injury-plagued midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates.

Wilshere has come off the bench twice this season.
Wilshere has come off the bench twice this season.
Image: Nick Potts

ARSENAL ARE WILLING to allow Jack Wilshere leave the club on a temporary basis in a bid to resurrect his career, according to widespread reports.

The midfielder, who was left out of Sam Allardyce’s first England squad, could leave the Emirates on loan for the season in order to get more first-team football.

Wilshere made just three appearances for Arsenal last season after fracturing his left fibula and Arsene Wenger believes it would be of more benefit for him to go away and see regular game time elsewhere.

The 24-year-old’s, whose career has been plagued by a succession of injuries, has made two substitute appearances this campaign with the arrival of Granit Xhaka adding to the competition for places in the central areas.

Wilshere previously spent a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers back in 2010 before breaking into Arsenal’s first-team. He has started just 80 league games since.

The England international will have 48 hours to find a club if he is to move away from the Emirates before the end of the transfer window. Valencia are among those being linked with his services.

He could become the second high-profile England player to move away on loan in the space of two days with Joe Hart heavily linked with Serie A club Torino.

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