Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jack's the lad?

Today's Mirror reports that we're keen to take Arsenal's Jack Wilshere on loan for the rest of the season. What little I've seen of the teenage midfielder suggests that he's a real talent and very skillful - I'm no fan of Arsene Wenger, but when a young player gets his stamp of approval then it's usually a good sign. However, he might perhaps be a little lightweight for the robust attentions he'd receive in the Championship.

There are a clutch of other clubs chasing Wilshere's signature, apparently, but I wonder if the Gunners might prefer to loan him to someone outside the top flight - and perhaps look favourably on us, having poached Sol Campbell from under our noses in what was, quite frankly, a bizarrely unlikely deal. It must be just about the first time Wenger's signed anyone over the age of about 25...

Meanwhile, the future of a current loanee remains to be resolved. Tomorrow's game against West Brom will supposedly see Danny Simpson make his last appearance before returning to Old Trafford, but he's adamant he wants to stay longer term and Chris Hughton has implied that the feeling is mutual.


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