Can Newcastle Entice Jack Wilshere To Tyneside?


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.



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6 comments so far

  • buda boom

    Jan 17, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    You would like to think so but the head says its not likely to happen. He plays central midfield and Wenger will want him to play regular. Smudger takes one place. It is Nolan that i have the problem with. Not enough pace to play up front he creeps into the box rather than run into the area. Without his goals we would not be where we are so how can we leave him out. Guthrie also is better suited to central midfield. Barton our best player (forget all the off field issues) will be back fit soon.
    I just cannot see us guaranteeing Witshere enough games to satisfy Wenger

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #2

    i think if we are going to loan players instead of signing them we need to go with experiance, hopefully we can still get simpson on a permanent contract then maybe get harewood back, face facts we did rather well in the first half of the season (you can’t fix what ain’t brokern!!)

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  • G

    Jan 17, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #3

    I would take the lad on loan, but I have to agree with the above points that we are well off in center midfield. If anything, we need some creativity from the wings. An out and out right winger on either side would be nice, whilst jonas, guthrie, rtaylor and co have done alright there, I don’t think its a natural position for any of them. You could argue it is for jonas, but his crossing aint great and he seems better cutting inside than racing for the corner. Not seen enough of Panacrate to judge yet though. Still need cover for full back, and if we don’t sign Simpson, we need a dedicated right full back urgently. Rtayor is ok there, but I think we need some competition.

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  • woodsee

    Jan 17, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #4

    loans loans loans get your hand in your pocket fat man and BUY BUY BUY

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  • chuck

    Jan 17, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Our creative player is Barton, it`s been so long since i saw him play cant even remember.
    As I think Geremi & Butt will be gone, that leaves Smith in the sweeper role with Barton sharing a similar role.
    Obvious Nolan should be behind the strikers, but I can see Wiltshire replacing him in certain games, using a platoon system for the central midfield, different strokes(players) for different folks(teams)
    Kids a very good player in the making and a bit of creativity and style is something we really dont have.
    Errrmmm! thats a positive Yes, get him if we can, certainly better than the likes of Marlon”The tank” Harewood.

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 17, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Not needed unless we have first option to buy him cheap.

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