Posted on August 31, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal’s Wilshere agrees Palace move? Bookmakers uncertain

Jack Wilshere is claimed to have agreed to join Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season, but the fact all betting markets remain open on the Arsenal man’s supposed move casts doubt on that.

It emerged over the past two days that Arsene Wenger was willing to allow the England international to leave on loan this season, which followed by reports that Wilshere was happy to leave the club in search of regular first-team action.

A flood of offers are now believed to be on the table, with the likes of Roma, Valencia, as well as a huge number of English sides claimed to have offers lodged.

The latest overnight was that Jack had agreed to join Crystal Palace for the season, with terms between the clubs all that remained to be finalised.

Palace have already moved to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool, Loic Remy on loan from Chelsea, as well as former Tottenham star Andros Townsend, and this would be another huge arrival should they manage to complete it.

When a move is this close, betting markets are generally suspended, but Wilshere’s club after the summer transfer window remains open, which tells me the deal is not as close as reports.

Wilshere remains as big as 1/2 (1.5) to join the Eagles this summer, rather big a price following an agreed deal in my opinion, with him to stay put the next shortest price at 9/2 (5.5) in the market.

AC Milan, Bournemouth and Watford are the next most likely according to the betting, but only Jack and Arsenal will really know how likely any of those options are.

Where do you see the Arsenal boy playing this season?

Pat J

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8 thoughts on “Arsenal’s Wilshere agrees Palace move? Bookmakers uncertain

  1. Dee@ease

    Wilshere needs to go to a club where he’ll be first choice,he needs to play 30+ league games in order to even think of coming back and competing with the likes of Santi,Xhaka,Ramsey,Coquelin etc at Arsenal

    1. mohawk

      I agree. Although it is yet to be proven that Jack can play more than 10 league games without a significant injury.

  2. Raoh

    It is a good thing & minutes has to be the first thing for him thought it would’ve been good to be mentor by a manager with tactical acumen to the role Wilshere wants to grow into and how it can benefit Arsenal.He needs to play and regardless of what happens while on loan Arsenal will know where they stand with him.
    If he has a bad loan spell either due to another injury hit year or simply not good enough to make the grade as a 1st team player than I believe we won’t see him in an Arsenal shirt. Sellling him would be the best option as some teams will likely do a high reward investment and bet on him.
    If he has a good season which means:
    -Staying healthy (playing min 80% of the game the team he goes to is schedule to play)
    -Recovering his fitness (match fit, game speed reflexes…)
    -Sharpening skills & getting some goals & assists
    -Trusting the body
    From there he might get England call ups & of course have a chance in the 1st team again not only as a sub. Also when you’ve been at the same club, same manager, same fans, same environment for so long, with so much pressure to turn a corner and finally deliver a change of scenery might be best.
    By the way iI really hope convince Serge Gnabry to stay and tie him down to a new deal either to play him in the 1st team or send him on loan. If we can’t and have to sell I really hope we include a buyback clause for the 1st 2 years the way real madrid did for Morata.

  3. butters

    Keep in mind he has young child and wife. plus he is English. I doubt he will move overseas, but he should be.

  4. mohawk

    Mark Hughs is complaining that Stoke players are being “singled out” for shirt pulling, etc.

    Hey Mark, when your players commit football transgressions (cheat) more often than other players they may be “singled out” for referee action.

    Some CBs simply cheat more than others. Skrtyl was notorious for mauling attackers. Smalling does not know how to defend without pulling, pushing and mugging. (Finally, recently, he has been getting caught – sent off in FA Cup) And yes Mark, Shawcross is an expert at fouling in the box. This is not a secret.

    This is sort of like saying thieves and rapists are being “singled out” by law enforcement authorities for criminal prosecution. Yes. True. And rightly so.

  5. Liang

    I think Wilshere should build up his fitness oversea, epl is the most physically demanding league out there, i’m not sure if he can handle it.

  6. El Blaze

    I think Wilshere going out on loan will be the best thing for his career presently. He needs one solid season of week in week out first team football. And if he gets that, the very best of Wilshere will emerge. In my opinion, he must go out on loan to a club in the EPL (preferably London) that will offer him an automatic starting shirt through out the season.

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