One-time Arsenal superstar could be shipped off to Turkey

The Arsenal midfield has seen some important departures over the transfer window, with Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta all leaving north London this summer. Recent reports are claiming that Jack Wilshere will be sent on loan in the next couple of days, with Turkish champions Besiktas among the interested teams.

The 24-year-old is widely considered to be England’s most technically-gifted star and have the potential to become a world-class midfielder, though injuries and consistency problems continue to plague his career. Wilshere spent around 10 months absent from training due to breaking his fibula last summer, making just 3 appearances for Arsenal in the 2015/16 season.

Although previously a first-team option for Arsene Wenger, Wilshere has been less than impressive since returning from the long-term injury, most notably including a disastrous European Championship campaign with the national team. The midfielder has also had a limited contribution in the ongoing season for the Gunners, coming off the bench to feature for just half an hour in total so far.

Transfer gossip is now stating that Wenger wants Wilshere to regain his fitness and form elsewhere, and will send the player out on a season-long loan before the window closes. Numerous clubs are believed to be interested in securing his services, though Turkish sources are convinced that Besiktas will seek to complete their midfield search by pursuing Wilshere.


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