News today that Newcastle would still like to bring Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere, who turned 18 on New Years day, to Newcastle on loan for the rest of the season.
Jack Wilshere – will he arrive on Tyneside?
Newcastle United are again linked with Arsenal’s attacking midfielder, this news according to the Sunday Mirror.
Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has already said he would be willing to let the lad go out on loan through the end of the season, as long as he gets sufficient playing time, which he wont get at Arsenal, at least not this season.
Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Steve McClaren’s Dutch side Twente Enschede are four other clubs who would be interested in taking the lad on loan, but it seems Arsenal would like him to goto an English club, so they can better monitor Jack’s progress.
Obviously, Newcastle can only provide Wilshere games in the Championship, but Arsene may well think that a run-out for the lad at a famous side who are leading the promotion dash in the Championship, could be a good experience for the youngster.
Certainly Newcastle need the creative spark Jack would provide, and we’re also hoping the return of Joey Barton will also provide more creativity for the Magpies in the second half of the season.
We’re biased of course, but we think Jack would enjoy the team spirit and camaraderie that exists right now at Newcastle, and he certainly would be given adequate playing time.
Its a long shot, yes, but we’d love to see the youngster come to St. James’ Park for the rest of the season.
Jack, who stands 5’7″ tall, was born in Stevenage, and has already played for the England Youth teams at U16, U17, U19 and U21 levels – he’s an English star in the making, for sure.
But should Chris not be successful in persuading Arsene to loan out Jack, we may get to know who else of the Arsenal young guns, they would be willing to loan to Newcastle – and there’s a lot of good young players at Arsenal.