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West Ham are considering a late loan move for Jack Wilshere, according to reports today.
The midfielder could be available on loan again, as he is unlikely to feature much for the first-team over the rest of the season for Arsenal.
This was made clear when he was sensationally loaned out to Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal last summer, instead of spending the season sat on the bench with the Gunners.
During his time with Eddie Howe’s men, he impressed many with the kind of form that he showed initially for Arsenal before his numerous injuries.
Despite this, it’s clear he still doesn’t feature much in Arsene Wenger’s plans. He has yet to be given first-team action this season and he could pursue first-team football elsewhere.
West Ham are believed to be willing to offer him that chance on deadline day. Although he has just a year remaining on his current deal, the Hammers are only considering a loan move rather than a permanent deal on the cheap.
Instead, they would much rather have him on loan for a year. Then, when he is available on a free next year, sign him up for nothing if he has impressed them.
This would work well for Wilshere, as he could spend the year impressing on the pitch in preparation for his likely hunt for a new club permanently next summer.
However, this deal to go to West Ham is dependent on one other player – William Carvalho. Slaven Bilic wants to sign the midfielder (who was formerly linked with Arsenal) but if a fee can’t be agreed, then he will instead turn to Wilshere.