It looks certain that the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere is going to be playing his football at another club this season, or at least the first part of it, even though his departure is only a temporary loan move.
We do not know if the driving force behind this move comes from Arsene Wenger or the player himself, with some feeling that his being left out of the first England squad selected by the new manager Sam Allardyce may well have been the catalyst.
Even if it was Wilshere that started the ball rolling, the final decision on whether he would go to another club or not would surely lie with our boss, but is he making a mistake in letting a player of Jack´s ability go when the Gunners could do with all the help we can get in challenging for the Premier League title and the other trophies available to us this season?
In a way I understand that Wenger wants Wilshere to play as much football as possible in order to get his career back on the right track, but seeing the amount of interest in our midfielder, with The Mirror reporting that as many as 22 clubs from the Premier League and the other top leagues around Europe want him, you have to question the wisdom of sending him out on loan.
We keep hearing from the Frenchman about how hard it is to find quality players in the transfer market, yet he is willing to let such a sought after and talented one head off to play for somebody else. Is this a good piece of forward planning or has Wenger got it badly wrong?