The sight of Jack Wilshere being sent off in an U23s match seriously upset the Arsenal fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern.
Indeed, it seems the 25-year-old has hit a new low after a season on loan with Bournemouth last term failed to yield much in the way of success, so reports from the Guardian have barely proved surprising.
They claim Arsene Wenger is open to offers for the England international, who is out of contract next year anyway. With Le Prof reportedly under pressure to trim his squad, he’s quoted in the report suggesting he’d consider selling the man he gave a debut to at age 16.
”I’m open with Jack,” said the Frenchman.
“We have honest conversations. I’m open to what is the best for him. He is at the stage of his career where he needs to play and I can’t guarantee him that today. I think I’m quite open on that.”
Still, there’s not thought to have been a huge amount of interest in the player, who will surely be on big wages despite his rather dreadful injury record.
It’s a sad sight for our resident Gooners, though central midfield is one of the few areas of real strength in their squad.
It’s gone too far now for Wilshere, who should consider a move abroad to get back on track, if he’s ever really going to develop into the player so many thought he’d be years ago now.