The Daily Mirror is claiming that Burnley boss Owen Coyle used his side’s recent clash with Arsenal as a chance to convince Gunners boss Arsene Wenger that Turf Moor was the best location for highly rated youngster Jack Wilshere if the winger, as expected, is allowed to leave on loan for the rest of the season.
The 17-year-old has excelled for Arsenal’s reserves and England’s youth teams and has even broken into the Arsenal team, making appearances every now and again which is pretty impressive given how young he is. Wilshere will turn 18 with the new year and Wenger is thought to believe that it’s an age at which Wilshere should be loaned out to get first team experience and a fellow Premiership team would surely be number one choice to aid Wilshere in adapting to England’s top flight.
Coyle reportedly approached Wenger about the possibility on Wednesday and will have given Wenger a chance to see what Wilshere’s potential team-mates would be capable of as his side held the Gunners to a draw with a good, passing display which Coyle believes is indicative of his team’s performances this season. The style of play is sure to impress Wenger who prides himself on his attacking team and Burnley’s passing style rather than playing defensively has gained them praise for their performances at Turf Moor this season.
The problem for the club though is that they are unable to win an away game in the Premiership and thus Coyle wants to strengthen in January to ensure that relegation straight back to the Championship is not on the cards. Wilshere is a player who Coyle feels would certainly help his team avoid that possibility.
[Is there any substance to this and should this rumour Fly or Die?]