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Remember last summer when Jack Wilshere decided that living in Rome for a year and playing with Francesco Totti every week wasn't as good as moving to Bournemouth? Weird that, wasn't it? Anyway, the Arsenal midfielder could be set for another loan switch, this season with another Premier League club interested in the injury plagued England international.
Wilshere was left out of the Arsenal squad for Friday night's Premier League season opener against Leicester City at the Emirates stadium and is now reportedly 'resigned' to leaving the Gunners after spending 16 years with the club.
Football 365 have today quoted a source from The Sun on Sunday, who claims that the 25-year-old midfielder is in 'top condition' despite being left out of Friday's squad as an injury concern.
Wilshere's loan spell at Bournemouth ended, predictably, with a season ending injury. Images: PA
"Jack is fit. He is raring to go but has not been included in the squad.
"Wenger told the public that he isn't ready but Jack is feeling in top condition."
Wilshere fractured his leg in April after a clash with Harry Kane during Bournemouth's Premier League game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Now though, despite conflicting reports on his current fitness levels, it is believed that Newcastle United are willing to take a chance on the England international, with Rafa Benitez keen to secure a season-long loan deal for Wilshere.
Rafa Benitez is keen to bring Jack Wilshere to Newcastle United. (Source: Sky Sports) pic.twitter.com/IQIVbUdDh2- Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 13, 2017
During his nine seasons in the Arsenal first team, Wilshere has persistently struggled with injuries, never managing to make more than 25 Premier League appearances in a single season for the Gunners, although he had made 27 for Bournemouth last season before his injury, in April.
In total, Wilshere has made 159 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 12 goals and lifting the 2014 and 2015 FA Cups. The 25-year-old has also earned 34 caps for England, with both of his goals for the Three Lions coming during a 3-2 victory over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualification game, in 2015.
Newcastle fans will be hoping Wilshere has managed to put his injury problems behind him once and for all if the Magpies are successful in their pursuit of him.
(H/T Football 365)
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