Arsenal are reportedly not expected to recall Jack Wilshere from his loan spell from Bournemouth despite Santi Cazorla’s injury.
The Spaniard has been ruled out for up to three months after undergoing ankle surgery, and it leaves a big hole in the Arsenal midfield.
Without Cazorla, the Gunners don’t have the same fluidity or tempo in their play, as seen in their recent disappointing performances, and it’s right for supporters to question how Arsene Wenger will cope moving forward.
With the likes of Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka offering the same thing, Arsenal need a different type of player in there, a player like Wilshere.
However, according to The Times, Wenger will not recall Wilshere despite the fact that the England international has returned to full fitness and form and is impressing under Eddie Howe.
What that means for the 24-year-old’s long-term future at the Emirates remains to be seen, but Wenger has insisted in the past that he wants the midfielder to sign a new deal and commit his future to Arsenal, as noted by the Evening Standard.
It’s still questionable that he won’t call him back to north London given that he needs a player with his characteristics in the middle, but evidently he doesn’t want to disrupt his progress and will wait until the summer to make him an integral part of the club’s plans moving forward.