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Rumour Mill-Wilshere Come Jack?

The Clarets of course won a massive point this week when they achieved a 1-1 draw against high-flying Arsenal at Turf Moor in midweek.

After an impressive performance which surely must have caught the eye of Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger it has now been revealed that before the match, Owen Coyle made a loan enquiry for Jack Wilshere; the 17 year old England Under 21 attacking midfielder.

Reports in the media today suggest Coyle enquired about the young gunner in the pre-match pleasantries with Arsene Wenger asking if he could take Wilshere on loan for the rest of the season.

Wilshere will make up eighteen on New Years Day and has been tipped to move out on loan in January. It is thought Burnley's stunning attacking performance against the Gunners on Wednesday night could tip the scales with Wenger being impressed with the set-up at Turf Moor and the Clarets style of play.

It is understood clubs from the Championship have also enquired about Wilshere's availability on loan including Watford and Reading but it is thought Wenger could feel a move to a Premier League side could give Wilshere better experience. A strong condition though could be that Wilshere would have to feature regularly in the side. Wilshere is highly rated and in on the fringes of making it to Asenal's first team. He has made just two appearances so far in the first team. Wilshere made his debut in a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in September 2008 when he came on as a 84th-minute substitute for Robin van Persie.

The Stevenage-born Young Gun came through Arsenal's Academy, joining them at the age of 9 after spending a couple of months with local team, Luton Town's soccer school.

The left-footed midfielder has played for England at Under 16,17,19 and 21 level.He has also been praised by England manager Fabio Capello, who indicated that there is a chance that he could be included in the 2010 World Cup squad

Wenger and Coyle according to media reports could be meeting again next week to discuss the possibility of a loan deal.


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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 18 2009

Time: 7:53AM

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Interesting rumour and it does seem to have some legs. Wenger surely must be impressed by our set-up and of course we have had Randall previously
turfmanphil
Discussed this with an Ars friend in his kitchen on Monday night when he told me that Jack could be going out on a loan. We agreed that Wilshere could add useful options in central attacking midfield, where the burden of expectation on an out-of-position Wade has, everyone seems to say, shown. But we should be wary of making appearance commitments (other than at Emirates, on which right we should insist). Take the lad out of his team and he may find it harder to complete his passes.
Couch Potato
Wenger would be greedy to not let the kid out on loan its the only way he'll get a chance to improve and actually make the world cup squad. At this point in time arsenal dont really need him so I dont see why they wouldnt loan him out when all parties have something to gain from him being loaned
khoder
Would you lot play him regularly?
JT_daniel
I Dont thik he would be a regular.
Grimsby Claret
Not to sure on this a regular place? who would we leave out? what would this mean for Guerrero and McCann coming back? I have no answers for these but in OC I trust.
8clarets8
I dont think Wenger could or would expect us to play him in every match but there might have to be some agreement on how often he features and whether being on the bench counts. I could imagine him being on the bench and being brought on in most games typically from about the 60 min mark. We didn't play Randall in every game and I recall he was on bench a few times
turfmanphil
From memory - I think Randall very rarely featured and when he did it was largely from the bench. I do rate Wilshere from what I have seen, but do not think he would get a starting berth. Upon the return of Mccann, I expect he will feature with Kev and Grezza, leaving Wade and Eagles on the wings.
Claretdale
This from Wenger sounds promising-"“Yes [Coyle asked about Jack] and I said it is possible, as long as he plays. Burnley is a very good club, they play good football. First of all we need to ask Jack to want to go there, and we need some assurances from them that he will play. I like the idea, but we are a bit short at the moment – Jack has been in nearly every squad this year.”
turfmanphil
It is understood Newcastle, West Brom and Celtic have also all had tentative enquiries with the Gunners
turfmanphil
I see that Bfc's site has declared Randall's loan a success. It sounds like Arsene is not quite so sure.
Couch Potato
The situation is probably slightly different to be honest comparing Randall with Wilshire, Jack is more of a prospect I would surmise and therefore more crucial he gets games with 2010 World Cup a possibility
turfmanphil
I can't see it happening. It would be great experience for him IF he played regularly. I don't think Coyle can promise him that though. If he does make the move north, here is a little taste you can expect from him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITVSdAzBjXY
gunnerkid107
Watched the Sky Sports stuff today and so you have to ask yourself where does he fit in? Eagles, McCann, McDonald, Alexander, Wilshere? I can't see OC changing the set up in midfield to accommodate a young promising lad. I will just say in OC I trust until May 2011.
VinRogue
Sounds like Wilshere will get the decision whether to now go to Celtic on loan or come to Turf Moor.It is thought though that Wenger and Wilshere would prefer a short term move to an English Premier League club rather than spending five months in the rough and tumble of the Scottish top flight.
turfmanphil
 

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