Arsenal will let Wilshere move on loan

Jack Wilshere

England boss Sam Allardyce said Jack Wilshere needs more first-team football after leaving him out of his squad

Arsenal are willing to let England midfielder Jack Wilshere go out on loan to get first-team football.

The 24-year-old, whose career has been plagued by injuries, only made three appearances for the Gunners last season after fracturing his left fibula.

He played six times for England over the summer – including three games at Euro 2016 – but was not named in Sam Allardyce’s first squad this week.

Arsenal paid £35m for Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer.

Wilshere, who has 34 caps, has only started 80 Premier League games for Arsenal, making two substitute appearances so far this season.

He had a loan spell at Bolton in 2010.

Wilshere has less than 48 hours to find a loan club before the transfer deadline. He could be the second established England international to move on loan this week, with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart set to move to Italian side Torino.

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