It appears that Arsenal have deemed Jack Wilshere surplus to requirements, as tonight news has broken that the former Arsenal captain is set to leave the club before the transfer window closes.
Details are scarce at the minute, but Sky Sports have broken the news and have claimed that their sources understand the decision has been taken to allow Wilshere to leave the club.
Arsenal have made midfielder Jack Wilshere available for loan, Sky sources understand.
That's literally all they say, but the news has spread like wildfire in the past few minutes and it appears that their information is correct.
Immediately you would think that many Premier League clubs would be delighted to take Wilshere for a season with a view to signing him permanently, and clubs like West Ham, Crystal Palace, and even Leicester City have been already linked across social media, but the Arsenal fans are split as to whether or not this is the right move.
Wilshere has Xhaka, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla ahead of him: He's not going to find his rhythm again at Arsenal. Loan move makes sense for me
— Oli Price-Bates (@OliPriceBates) August 29, 2016
Despite having great depth in midfield it would be crazy to loan out Wilshere imo, especially considering our poor record with injuries #AFC
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) August 29, 2016
Not at all liking the idea of Wilshere going out on loan. With our history of injuries not a good idea
— Ayan (@ayanbh7) August 29, 2016
I'll be honest, I don't want to see Jack Wilshere in anything other than the Arsenal shirt. ? #AFC
— Theodora (@Ms_T_P) August 29, 2016
I rate Wilshere but Ramsey has progressed more while Wilsh has been in hospital. That reason alone justifies it if Wilsh goes on loan.
— OG (@VintageGiroud) August 29, 2016
It seems highly unlikely that Arsenal will allow him to join a top four rival, but that in itself would suggest that Wilshere would come back and have any sort of role at the club in the future.
It's another strange one on a night where we found out that Joe Hart is on his way to a mid-table Italian side. This transfer window could yet get stranger before it closes on Tuesday.