Just 24 hours after Wilshere was a surprise omission from Sam Allardyce’s first England squad, Sportsmail can reveal that the Gunners are set to allow their midfielder to leave on a temporary basis before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
The 24-year-old’s first-team opportunities are likely to be limited this season with Santi Cazorla, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny all vying for a place in Wilshere’s preferred central midfield position.
Jack Wilshere will be allowed to leave Arsenal on a temporary basis before the window shuts
Arsene Wenger will consider loan moves for the 24-year-old England midfielder
Manager Arsene Wenger believes Wilshere still has a long-term role at the Emirates, but feels he will benefit from playing regularly.
His availability will alert a host of Premier League and overseas clubs, although Wenger is not likely to sanction a move to a top-four rival.
Valencia made a loan move for Wilshere in January but may no longer be interested following Gary Neville’s exit as their coach.
Wilshere has played only 37 minutes this season in two substitute appearances after missing most of last season with a broken leg.
Announcing his first England squad, Allardyce made clear the reason he had not selected Wilshere, saying: ‘As for Jack, he just hasn’t had enough game time. Hopefully he will get that in the future at Arsenal.’
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers is joining Middlesbrough on a season-long loan.
Wilshere (pictured at Euro 2016) has missed out on a spot in Sam Allardyce’s first squad
Calum Chambers, pictured with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, will join Middlesbrough on loan