Having spent last season on-loan at Bournemouth and missed another pre-season campaign due to injury, Jack Wilshere’s past few years have been a major disappointment and the Arsenal academy graduate faces a stern task to turn things around.
On the verge of returning to fitness, Wilshere faces a battle to force his way into Arsenal’s first-team as the Gunners have the likes of Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny ahead of him- part of the reason why Arsene Wenger was open to a sale this summer.
The Mirror claims Turkish outfit Fenerbache failed with a late move for the England international, initially offering £10m then discussing a loan deal, but a move fell through. However, they’re ready to revive their interest the 25-year-old in January.
It would take a brave man to sell an Arsenal midfielder during the January transfer window as many believe that the Gunners lack depth and top-quality options in this area, with Arsenal themselves seeming unconvinced about their players.
Whilst Wilshere faces a stern task ahead of him, his quest to force his way back into the first-team is not impossible and it could get his chance in the cup competitions; with Arsenal due to face FC Koln in the Europa League this week and then hosting Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.
Strong performances from Wilshere could rekindle his career at the Emirates Stadium and he still stands as a solid back-up option for Arsenal, providing he remains fit, and retains the ability to be crafted into a key-player.