As Newcastle United begin scouring the lands for new signings to make a challenge for Premier League survival, a loan deal for the young Arsenal starlet currently at Bolton Wanderers could and should be something Newcastle explores.
The 18 yr old wonder kid has been an inspired signing by Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle since his January move from Arsenal. Adding a much more fluid approach to Bolton’s play he is a player Coyle wishes to retain the services of next year. ‘I would love to keep them because they know how I want to go about it. When the season finishes I’ll speak to their respective clubs.’ Coyle told Sky Sports at the prospect of loaning both Jack Wilshere and Vladimir Weiss from Manchester City a second year. Yet could a more alluring offer be made from Newcastle United?
One thing Newcastle United does need desperately is a creative force in the centre of the pitch. Whilst having strength and experience by the bucket load in Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan and Alan Smith. Newcastle lack a player who can play a neat through ball. A Cesc Fabregas type of midfielder able to unlock doors. A striker of genuine Premier League quality is the most pressing issue for the Geordies and should take the majority of the season’s reinforcement’s budget. With money appearing to be tight at St James Park, the prospect of a loan deal for a creative midfielder could prove fruitful. Jack Wilshere is most certainly such a player. Yet what would Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s reaction be to such an approach or Bolton Wanderers for that matter?
Arsene Wenger is particularly picky in his choices for where players may go on loan. Under Sam Allardyce Bolton wound not have had a chance in loaning Jack Wilshere as his footballing philosophy is completely different to Wenger’s. Owen Coyle has always adopted an open expansive game that fits in with Arsenal’s ideas of how football should be played. Hence the move was allowed for one of not only Arsenal’s brightest prospects, but England’s too. Would Arsene Wenger give the green light for Wilshere to join a newly promoted side to which he has no guarantees of how their football will be structured? The various thrashings sides have taken at St James Park this season are over. This is a different league all together. Literally.
It seems more likely Arsenal will want Wilshere to remain at Bolton Wanderers, if they do not wish him to return that is. Aaron Ramsey’s long term injury may mean his services are required at the Emirates next season. Owen Coyle will push hard to retake the youngster and will be in the driving seat. Yet this should not dissuade Chris Hughton and Newcastle United from making an approach. Young Wilshere could most certainly fill a gap on Tyneside
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