Should Arsenal offload fans favourite to land top striker?

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is said to be considering his future away from our beloved club currently, and there might just be a way we could maximise such an exit.

The Gunners midfielder came through the ranks of our youth system, and has long been touted as a future captain of our first-team, but due to a number of long-term injuries and struggles, he has taken the big jump to move out on loan this term.

Wilshere was quoted as being open to a future outside North-London in order to further his career, and with the wealth of options currently on show in our famous red shirt, things could be more than overwhelming should he return in order to try and fight for a spot.

Bookmakers have now opened a book on his potential club for next season, after his current loan with Bournemouth will have ended, and Everton are ranked among those clubs, who I can see as a great fir for the England international.

The Blues manager Ronald Koeman this week stated that star striker Romelu Lukaku would need to move on to a bigger club in order to meet his full potential, which of course got my head thinking…

Why not combine the two stories, and both clubs could profit from each others losses, whilst the players should also be happy with the swap deal.

Romelu Lukaku has a large number of Premier League goals to boast of. The 23 year-old has 67 goals from the English top flight, and is still years from his peak, and will only grow to be better and stronger in the years to come.

Imagine how many goals he could score from the wealth of creative stars in our squad…

Can you see Wilshere fitting in well at Everton? Would you welcome a Jack the Lad for Lukaku cash-plus-player deal?

Pat J

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  1. Dee@ease says:

    I hope Jack does well at Bournemouth so his value goes up then we can offload him,he’s not good enough for Arsenal because our midfield is better without him there’s Xhaka,Cazorla,Coquelin,Ramsey,El Neny who are all better

  2. Gooner Craig says:

    HELL NO!!! We must keep Jack at all cost’s!! He’s way too good for Everton as well!!

    Half the fans didn’t want Lukaku in the summer whenever he was mentioned (I wasn’t 1 of them tho). Keep Jack, rotate him in to the team, manage his fitness and he will be a boss for us.

  3. G-Rude says:

    I think it’s a great idea, because I think Olivier Giroud will also be leaving the club next summeer. So unless Akpom or Sanogo finally come good, we will yet again be short in the striking department. Or the Plan B version anyway!

  4. Alexis the Great says:

    I would swap in a heartbeat

  5. Wilshegz says:

    I don’t understand you fans sometimes why would you sell Wilshere, much less swap him with cash for Lukaku?
    first of all we don’t have “wealth of options” the absence of Santi is still being felt.
    we have just 1 player that can operate the midfield like Santi n that’s Wilshere.
    in addition to that if we need to sell any player it should be the likes of Sanogo,Debuchy, Jenkinson
    and if we must add players it should be of high quality like Aubameyang,Reus,Griezmann

  6. ruelando says:

    Unfortunately for Jack he is still developing, when he should have been the finish article,, i think that is owed to the many injuries he has had. At Bournemouth he has the opportunity to play in a role where i think he can truly become good at and increase his value while doing so.

    Now on to the matter of returning to Arsenal, I think it would be difficult to get the amount of games needed for his development at arsenal or in other words get him to the level where he should be, so i think it would be best he tries for a 2 year stint at bouremouth and see where it takes him from there.

    In his case a two year stint at the loan club (mid tabe club) would be good to build his skills and confidence, and if a window is open at arsenal where he can fit in permanently, then return or find another club with greater opportunities than is present loan club.

    In terms of arsenal dependent on how he performs i would sell him to the highest bidder at the end of the season or welcome him back to the fold as long as he can stay healthy

  7. mark says:

    I’m going to be harsh…

    To be a regular starter in the Premier League (or any league) you have to be many things, and injury prone is NOT one of them.

    Wenger has a habit of hanging onto lame ducks which shows a level of loyalty and belief in his players, but perhaps stifles their development.

    So back to Wilshere…he has stayed injury free so far at Bournemouth. The question is, why??

    Perhaps when he plays for Arsenal, given his love for the club, he tries too hard?

    Maybe it is our training methods or surface?

    Whatever the reason, it does seem like a move away would be a good idea, and I don’t think we will miss Jack too much. At his best he is a great player, but his development is held back by constant injuries. So maybe for his career and our sanity he should move on. No hard feelings, just the best decision for everyone?

  8. TR7 says:

    the idea of having Lukaku as one of our strikers is not a bad one coz he’s currently enjoying AFC ftballing through our very own TH14.!

  9. Vlad says:

    Fan Favorite? That made me laugh. I thought the post is about Ozil, Sanchez, or Santi. As for Jackie boy – he can go anywhere he wants as far as I’m concerned. Yes, he’s been unlucky with injuries. But if you think about it, whose fault is it? His style of play literally invites an opposing player to make a tackle on him. He wants to be Messi, but Messi he is not. So to me, he’s already overstayed his welcome, and I would swap, sell, give him away for free, or even paid someone to take him off our hands.

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