Whilst all of the excitement surrounding today was focused on welcoming Wenger’s latest signings, it seems we’ll be waving goodbye to an important player.
BBC Sport have now confirmed the news that we told you on Twitter last night, revealing that the Gunners have made Jack Wilshere available for loan this season.
It’s believed Wenger has made the decision due to the 24-year-old struggling to get into the starting team with new signing Granit Xhaka preferred to Wilshere already.
Wilshere will have the chance to gain regular first-team football wherever he goes, and he’ll be a fantastic addition to any club currently competing for his services.
Reports suggest the England international is keen on the idea of a year away from the Emirates, as he attempts to hold off injuries and break back into Sam Allardyce’s plans.
Where Will He Go?
It might feel like early days regarding this transfer but the truth is Wilshere has less than 24 hours to find a new club before the transfer window shuts.
With so many clubs knowing of Wilshere’s true potential as a midfielder, it’s no surprise that the big boys have come knocking on Arsenal’s door.
Juventus seem to be front-runners in the chase as they look to replace the hole left by £89million man Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United earlier this month.
It looks as if Italy or Spain is where he could end up, and Valencia are among the clubs in La Liga that have expressed their desire to hand Wilshere a massive chance.
Wenger has sent Wilshere out on loan before back in 2010 where he enjoyed a successful spell at Bolton Wanderers, a side who were also playing Premier League football.
If a move closer to home is what Wenger wants then it looks as if Leicester City are ready to pounce, with their midfield looking ropey this season after losing N’golo Kante.
The likeliness of the Gunners boss allowing Wilshere to join a title rival is minimal, and with that in mind a move out of the country could provide him with a second chance.
A fresh start at a club with big ambitions is what he needs, but the fact he’s so injury prone is what is making clubs question the risk of going for a player who made just three appearances last season.