Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are debating what they reckon will go ahead in the week ahead as the transfer window comes to a close.
The general consensus is that Arsenal’s activity will mainly orientate around outgoing deals rather than big faces coming into the Emirates Stadium and an England international could be one of the players on their way out.
The Sun quotes Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce as confirming his side’s interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has endured a difficult few years plagued by numerous injury set-backs that have left his career in North London on the verge of ending.
A graduate of Arsenal’s academy, Wilshere was tipped to be the next big thing in North London but an array of injury set-backs have seen him plummet down the pecking order and has left his career in disarray. However, Aston Villa are prepared to give him the chance of redemption.
Speaking to reporters, Bruce said:
“The Jack Wilshere one – hey, who wouldn’t want Jack Wilshere? But I don’t know whether we’re capable of landing him and let’s not forget he’s only 25. People have said that I’ve got millions and millions to spend, where it’s been the complete opposite.”
“With financial fair play, unfortunately we haven’t got millions and millions to spend so I’ve got to be a little bit prudent, see what we can do and try and balance the books.”
Aston Villa would certainly benefit from the capture of Jack Wilshere but it would raise questions on Arsenal’s part. In reality, the Gunners still need a creative asset like Wilshere and they may benefit from giving the England international one last year to prove himself.
Wilshere, at 25, still has the chance of becoming a huge player in the coming years and Arsenal may live to regret a sale. For that reason, it’s better for the Gunners to play it safe- especially considering their transfer failings in years gone by.
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