If it was a Premier League club trying to persuade Arsenal to allow our England international Jack Wilshere to join them on loan it would be a different matter entirely, especially if the terms of the deal meant that Arsene Wenger had the option to recall the 25-year old midfield star if he felt that Arsenal were in need or simply because the player was showing good form and fitness.
However, The Mirror is reporting that Aston Villa are the club asking Arsenal about Wilshere and even though we have a good working relationship with them and their manager Steve Bruce over the years, the fact that Villa are now playing in the Championship could be a problem.
Wilshere might not want to go, for one thing. He may feel that droping down a division is too much of a fall for a player of his talent and he might also think that it would not really help him get back into the frame with the Gunners.
Wenger and Arsenal might feel the same as well, or we could be concerned that the physical nature of that division may increase the chances of our injury plagued player picking up another knock and setting his return back once again.
On the other hand, this loan deal would mean that Wilshere was certain to play, so should Arsenal consider it or wait for a better offer tyo come along?