Jack Wilshere’s broken leg could not have come at a worse time.
The midfielder has been ruled out for the season after suffering the injury in Bournemouth’s 4-0 defeat to Tottenham.
It’s another frustrating setback in the England international’s mission to overcome his fitness problems, and it’s likely to put off several clubs who might otherwise have been interested in signing him.
The Daily Star report that as he heads into talks with parent club Arsenal this week, Bournemouth are showing no interest in a permanent deal, and nor are any other Premier League sides.
It’s suggested that if Arsene Wenger doesn’t wish to keep him on, he’ll therefore be forced to consider a move to the Chinese Super League.
Few fans would blame Wilshere if he did make the lucrative switch to the Far East. There are always going to be question marks over how long he can carry on in the game if his injury record doesn’t improve, so it’s understandable that he may want to cash in as much as possible.
Wenger’s main concern is Wilshere’s previous behaviour, as he has been pictured smoking and partying in the past. If the highly-rated star can convince the manager that he’s changed, there may yet be a role for him at the Emirates, but he’s done little to prove himself on the South Coast this season.