Arsenal to play Wilshere after transfer deadline day admission?

Arsenal fans have not been told the reason for the transfer deadline day move of our England international star Jack Wilshere to the Turkish club Trabzonspor falling through, and it may even be that the transfer was not as close as the president of the Turkish club believes.

Muharrem Usta has, however, admitted that they wanted Wilshere on loan and held talks with the player himself before the deal collapsed at the end of the summer transfer window, as reported by the Evening Standard today.

The Trabzonspor chief said, “I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere.

“We wanted him on loan and were close to a deal but the move stalled at the last moment.”

So if you believe him, it sounds like the plug was pulled at this end, perhaps by the 25-year old midfielder and perhaps by Arsene Wenger or a combination of the two. Maybe the boss was worried after seeing his midfield stars like Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey struggle at the start of the season or maybe he was impressed enough with Wilshere in training and playing for the under 23 gunners to think he could still be useful to us.

This week may give Jack the chance to prove just that as the German Bundesliga club FC Cologne come to north London and Wenger has a huge Premier League game against Chelsea on Sunday to think about. Can Wilshere show that the deadline day decision was the right one?

Updated: September 12, 2017 — 10:33 am


  1. I think we should use Jack – he might just surprise us and her certainly has a point to prove. He is clearly hungry for games and we know he has ability so he should be utilised.

    1. He could surprise Arsenal with a comeback like Coquelin. But I doubt he could improve his skills more than what he had when he was still under twenty years old.

      This was caused by many wrong things that have been happening in Arsenal. If Arsenal want to dominate the midfield area against other big teams, they would need more talented and better players than Wilshere.

      People were amazed by wonderkids like Ousmane Dembele, Asensio and Mbappe. But actually there is another talented youngster that is available for much cheaper price, Adama Traore.

      You must have seen him played against Arsenal. He seems to be more matured in his play and more threatening with his skills. Check the clip below:

  2. I doubt it had anything to do with Wenger being impressed by Wilshire in training. It would be scary if Wilshire can surprise Wenger after all these years. I think Wenger has an idea of what a fit Wilshire can do for him.

    It must have bounced off for other reasons.

  3. Jack can still have a part to play if he can keep fit and find some form, jack showed some great promise but the injuries and a slight lack of self control caused the wheels to come off (or break in jacks case).

    Maybe jack didn’t fancy moving his family to turkey for just a one year loan, in light of recent terrorist attacks and needing to up root his family.

    Maybe a run of games in the early stages of the Europa league or league cup to mount a challange for an chance in the fa cup of league matches.

  4. I wish we had United midfield of Matic and Pogba, or have any of these Kante, Wanyama, Gueye, Gundogan, Herrera, Henderson. But we need to make do with what we have because of Wenger’s inactivity this summer.

    If Wilshere is 100% fit then we need to give a shot, maybe during Europa League or next week in the League Cup against Doncaster. Wilshere and Ozil could link up well together. I think Cazorla made Ozil look good and we miss Cazorla dearly who was world class in my opinion. But Wilshere and Ozil might work if Wilshere remains fit which is unlikely unfortunately

    At the moment I think the other Central midfielders of Ramsey, Xhaka, Coquelin and Eleny are average to decent. Nothing special but are definitely not consistently good as Alexis, Koscielny, Cech and looking like Lacazette and Kolsanic will be consistently good also.

    Speaking United’s central midfield, there Attack is also very strong that Ibrahimovich could send Lukaku to the bench.

    Next summer we must fix central midfield, defense and add to our attack.

    1. did u just say next summer?
      some ppl never learn lol
      clubs run by a joke team

      expect ozil sanchez an few others to leave for free

      an expect us to wilt in the 6-9 position

    2. hahah the next summer anthem

  5. I like Wilshire, he is as Arsenal as you can get, he is also in the last year of his contract and has to impress Wenger to earn a new contract, other wise its another player we lose on a free, i believe Wenger would of sold him if he could of so loaning a guy out with a year left on his contract would of been stupid, I hope he does get a chance to impress and can recapture his form when he first broke into the team and stay injury free, the season is long and there’s plenty of games to give him

  6. Why on earth would he want to go there?

  7. How long do you continue to keep these frequently injured and underachieving players……..or deadwood as some call it…………no team ambitious does that…….also it is a good move for a player that is stagnant in one club to change teams…….and try reviving his career……

  8. Honestly I had written Jack off-

    But after seeing him play for U-23s – I’ve changed my mind. He’s exactly the type of player we need right now.

    He plays deeper now, and although not tall he’s strong and doesn’t take any prisoners – and that’s needed.

    Viera was no shrinking violet – and we need that power in mid-field.

    Hope he plays

  9. Can someone tell me what position does Reis’s Nelson play for the under 23?

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