News from Jack Wilshere that he is back in full training with the implicit suggestion that he could make a return before the end of the season is good news …for the club hierachy at least.
Although there seems little chance of the midfielder making it onto the pitch for anything other than a came appearance given the presence now of Manu Lanzini it does at least send a message to other clubs that he’s fit and dare we say it …available.
Jack was bought in the first place as a replacement for Manu when the manager’s seasonal planning fell about around him with the news that the Argentinian had injured himself in World Cup training.
Wilshere – having played plenty of games for Arsenal last season – looked like a decent replacement but his old injury woes came back to haunt him and being realistic didn’t look that great against Liverpool, Bournemouth, Arsenal and Wolves.
However, assuming that he really is fit to do a job it could well be that like Arsenal before us, a loan club can be found who at least pay a percentage of his wages .
Manuel Pellegrini of course may be ready to keep the faith but if it doesn’t work out for the player given the competition he faces from Lanzini, Samir Nasri and any newcomers the boss may bring in a loan could be a useful way out for him and the Irons.